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ASA Championships 2012

at Gloucester - 24th/25th March

Solo


Rhiannon Williams       - Gold

Harriet Roberts             -  5th


Duet


Rhiannon Williams & Sophie Usher   -    Gold

Natalie Saudan & Lucy Farrell           -     7th

Team  -Charlotte Adams, Esme Lower, Harriet Roberts, Jade Hearmon, Kerry Rothery    -  Bronze

            Lily Ryan, Lucy Farrell, Natalie Saudan, Rhiannon Williams, Sophie Usher


 

Combination  -Charlotte Adams, Esme Lower, Harriet Roberts, Jade Hearmon, Kerry Rothery    -  Silver

            Lily Ryan, Lucy Farrell, Natalie Saudan, Rhiannon Williams, Sophie Usher, Genevieve Randall,

            Maisie James


 

Britain's Got Talent - 12th May.

Synchronised swimmers Aquabatique made the final and included ex Reading Royal and GB swimmer Jazmine Stansbury.

Jaz with the famous BGT tank left, right in Aquabatique line up (centre) and flying high at the World Synchronised  Swimming Championships in Rome 2009.


Click here for the Aquabatique routine and here for creator's Aquabatix website.

Olympic Send Off   - Reading Central , 13th May

Here is the excellent slideshow put together by Kate Coupar  remembering the surprise pre-olympic "leaving" celebration the club laid on for the two Katies

European Championships - 23rd/26th May


The GB Senior Squad were in Eindhoven for the competition including Katie Skelton and Katie Clark


The Team finished in 5th position.

Results at foot of section.

Photo:Clive Rose Getty Images

Photos Remko Duppen


Photos Remko Duppen


FINA World Junior Championships  - Volos, Greece - 12th September

The British Gas GBR Swim Team for World Juniors 2012 included the club's Hannah Green.


The two other swimmers in the Duet only team were Anastasija Bates and Sam Wilson.


The duet finished 18th narrowly missing out on the final from 27 pairs.

Louise Woolley (Rushmoor) was Team Manager for the trip - " there were very few people who didn't have a flat split and if you didn't you didn't get the higher marks. It was the same with height; most swimmers were mid thigh and the figures were extremely slow". (Synchro World).


Post competition Hannah returned to full-time training with the senior squad at the High Performance Centre in Aldershot.