ASA Nationals -Nottingham -
17th Promorje Cup - Rijeka, Croatia
"Primorje Synchro Cup is a competition for age group 13-15 and age group 15-18 (juniors) and is listed in LEN calendar. Primorje Synchro Cup (PSC) is the only international competition in synchronized swimming in Croatia and it is registered in the LEN calendar. The first PSC was held in 1997. and it was originally designed as a part of the celebration of the patron saint of city Rijeka, St. Vitus. It is always held in late June, except last year, when at that time we had the European Championship in synchronized swimming for juniors. PSC annually welcomes about 150 swimmers from clubs and national teams all over Europe." - PSC
Reading Royals' swimmers Mimi, Alyssa, Issy, Eleanor and Cerys (not in order here) competing in Croatia this weekend, at Stanstead.
The competition commences on Friday. Schedule HERE
Training session pre figures today (9th June)
Figures under way.
Alyssa Basinger and Mimi finished with a great Silver in the Duet competition. Their Routine score was tops but not by quite enough to overcome the Turkish girls who led after figures. The margin was .38 of a mark.
All 5 Reading girls, Mimi, Alyssa, Isobel, sister Eleanor Blinkhorn and Cerys Larsen swam in the Free Team and duly finished in the Gold spot. Well done on what was clearly a very good weekend!
Full detailed results on the right. Click pop up arrow.
Junior Europeans -
Belgrade, Serbia 21st - 24th June
Preliminary Team swim today (21/06) with GB ranking 9th with a 78.2. Clickable Images from Sinronoplivanje site on the left.
GB eighth in Combo preliminary scoring 78.1.
Some very good photography from the competition.
Courtesy Savez za sinhrono plivanje RS
Jon Taylor images
Good luck to Harriette Smith and the GB Junior Squad who left for Belgrade today.
Image (left) is of Sally Robinson (nee Manning) winning a silver at the French Masters in Toulouse.
Sally was a RR and GB swimmer up until 1984/1985 so this represents a return to competition after some lay off!
Swimming Solo in the ' Combine Open', Sally was just over a mark off of top spot on the podium.
French Masters Championships
Toulouse 24-25th June
FINA World Masters -
Budapest 7th-13th August
On a rather rainy day in Budapest, Sally Robinson, RR's only representative at the competition, ranked a great 9th in her Solo Technical swim.
12&U - Reading Royals - Silver
Bethan Jones, Danae Botsidis, Francesca Pringle,
Hannah Fox, Mulan Su,Naomi Morgan, Sofija Dakovic,
Isabella Vorster, Natalie Sciarra, Cara Zeidler
13-15yrs - Reading Royals - 5th
Emily McGinn, Katrina Shipley, Miela Evans-Grubiak
Katy Felton, Milly Coleman, Catherine Gowing
12&U - Natalie Sciarra - Silver 13-15yrs - Katie Felton - Silver
Swim England SE Combination
- K2 Crawley, 23rd September
These two squads have been busy over the last couple of weeks taking in the Combo Cup in Manchester as well. Clickable images from the two days on the slider (right)
Crawley, 13th/14th October
More images from the Solo warm-up session - slider right session
The meet promised to be a good one for the club - and swimmers, coachers and support staff certainly delivered.
Figures overall SE
12&under - Rebecca Saunders - Gold
Hayley Pullen - Silver
Madeleine Staples, Ameila Gelder
13-15yrs - Mimi Gray - Gold
Alyssa Basinger (4th), Beatrice Crass
Tara Dakovic, Isobel Blinkhorn
15-18yrs - Teri-Faye Coupar, Harriette Smith
13-15yrs solo images
Duet overall SE
12 & under - Rebecca Saunders/Madeleine Staples - Gold
13-15yrs - Mimi Gray/Alyssa Basinger - Gold
Isobel Blinkhorn/Eleanor Blinkhorn - Silver
Tara Dakovic/Beatrice Crass - Bronze
15-18yrs - Alex Turrell/Harriette Smith (4th) 3rd
Isobel Turrell/Cerys Larsen
Solo overall SE
12& under - Hayley Pullen - Gold
- Rebecca Saunders - Silver
12&under and 15/18yrs solo images
15-18yrs - Teri-Faye Coupar Bronze
13-15yrs - Mimi Gray - Gold
- Isobel Blinkhorn - Silver
- Eleanor Blinkhorn (4th)
13-15yrs duet images
12&under and 15-18yrs duet images
12& under - Reading Royals - Gold
13-15yrs - Reading Royals (Snow White) -Gold
15-18yrs - Reading Royals - Bronze
12& under team - Madeleine Staples, Rebecca Saunders, Hayley Pullen, Amelia Gelder, Eva Patrick, Louisa Horlock, Alice Bloomfield, Florence Blinkhorn, Charlie Razzell
13-15yrs team(Mowtown) Alice Saunders,
Tara Evans, Rebecca Blakey, Mia Palmer,
Molly Sexton, Claudia Connellan,
Lottie Moghul, Ksenia Alexandrova,
13-15yrs team (Snow White) Mimi Gray, Isobel Blinkhorn, Alyssa Basinger, Eleanor Blinkhorn, Rachael Newman, Tara Dakovic, Beatrice Crass, Madison Squire, Jess Smith
15-18yrs team Alex Turrell, Harriette Smith, Teri-Faye Coupar, Anna Boehning, Anna Welland, Isabel Turrell, Cerys Larsen
Clickable images of medal winners
Time this weekend for the annual trek to Glasgow for the Scottish Nationals/Age Groups . The club sent a clutch of swimmers to compete with great results...
Rebecca Saunders and Madeleine Staples finished 1 and 2 in 12 & Under figures, the pair split at the top by just .022
In the Junior competition Anna Welland just missed the podium in the 15 & Over age group finishing 4th in Figures with Teri-Faye Coupar and Cerys Larsen within a point in 6th and 7th. Anna W was also 4th in the Solo event. Full results below.
Many thanks to Scottish Swimming and @Royals Synchro for the images used here.
Scottish Nationals and Age Groups - Drumchapel, Glasgow
Mimi Gray: Emerging Athlete of the Year - Synchronised Swimming
Well done Mimi. Click the microphone for the interview
Wonderful Championships for the club with Reading Royals picking up 7 of the 12 national titles. Particular mention for Mimi Gray (once again) and Madeleine Staples who both completed the Solo, Duet, Team treble. Mimi picked up another in figures for good measure.
(Day 1) Figures
13-15yrs - Mimi Gray - Gold
12 & Under - Rebecca Saunders - (4th)
Some Figure Images
Images from the swims below
(Day 1) Duets
12& Under - Rebecca Saunders / Madeleine Staples - Gold
13-15yrs - Alyssa Basinger/ Mimi Gray - Gold
- Eleanor & Isobel Blinkhorn - Silver
- Beatrice Crass/ Tara Dakovic - (4th)
15-18yrs - Harriette Smith/ Alexandra Turrell
- Cerys Larsen/Isabel Turrell
13-15yrs Mimi Gray - Gold
Isobel Blinkhorn - Bronze
Alyssa Basinger, Eleanor Blinkhorn
12& under Madeleine Staples - Gold
Rebecca Saunders - Silver
15-18yrs Teri-Faye Coupar
Solo images on the slider right
Team images, 12U and 15/18yrs left and 13/15yrs on the right.
Reading Royals Teams
12 & under - Gold
13-15yrs (Snow White) - Gold
15-18yrs - Silver
Swim England Full Results
Gloucester 26th/27th November
"Our performance this year, entitled 'Until Next Time.....' is built around a long history Reading Royals' swimmers and coaches have had with Central Pool which is due to close in January 2018. Central has been a consistent feature of our training programme and has been the venue that has developed the talent of many of our swimmers from beginners through to Olympians" - Robert Blinkhorn Chair of Reading Royals Synchronised Swimming Club
"Welcome to the 2017 Reading Royals' Christmas Show, this year with a nostalgic theme...... I am sure lots of you have happy memories of these shows over the years". Jeanne Clark - RRSSC President
Christmas Show 10th December
- Central Pool, Reading
Sliders below with images from the camcorder footage.
Teams & General 1