Reading Royals

Squad Photo 2011 at Central Pool (clickable)

Swimmer of the Year


KRISTA PIERRO has been voted Reading Royals' swim-mer of the year. It was reward for her hard work and determination especially when recovering from glandular fever. She collected her trophy when the Royals held their annual awards evening held at Suttons Bowls Club.

Some of the other images from RRSSC Awards Evening. For MORE and the Post full article click HERE

There were medals in Germany for the two RR swimmers in the squad Katies Skelton and Clark.

GB/ German Open

March 11th - 12th, Bonn


Image credit: Koen Steegmans

British Gas Synchronised SwimmingChampionshipsGloucester 22nd - 25thApril

Images from the day


Technical - Hannah Green - 4th


Free - Hannah Green - Bronze

- Rhiannon Williams - 9th



Combination - Natalie Saudan, Kristina Holley, Tianne Buckley, Lucy Farrell, Jade Hearmon, Hannah Green, Kerry Rothery,

Charlotte Adams, Rhiannon Williams & Harriet Roberts - Silver



Free - Natalie Saudan, Kristina Holley, LucyFarrell,

Jade Hearmon, Hannah Green, Charlotte Adams, Rhiannon Williams,

Harriet Roberts & Kerry Rothery - Bronze


Technical - Hannah Green & Kristina Holley - 5th

Free - Hannah Green & Charlotte Adams - 4th

Overall - 4th

GB Team included Katie Skelton and Katie Clark swimming Tech, Free and Combo


The team won bronze behind Ukraine and Italy. Full results at bottom of the page.

Tech and Free decks

"D" and "S" lift




Images:GB Swimstars

European Champions Cup - Sheffield - May 20th/21st

National Development Squad -

Rijeka, Croatia - 22nd June

Three of the 10 strong squad were Reading Royals swimmers - Jade Hearmon, Lucy Farrell and Natalie Saudan and Head Coach for the trip was RR's Kate Coupar.



Hot days affected the training schedules but coaching staff found a way to supplement the itinery by using the sea.

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The team secured a third place behind Israel and Austria, notable as a number of the swimmers were at their first international meet.


Junior European Championships

Belgrade 29th June

GBR finished 10th in the Free Team swim and 9th in the Combination. Full results and team details below

England squad were swimming Free and Combination and in the squad were represented by the club's Hannah Green and Rhiannon Williams.

The GB Senior Team were in Shanghai for the World Championships. Reading Royals had Katie Skelton, Katie Clark and Jasmine Stansbury in the squad.......


World Championships

Shanghai - 17th-23rd July





SW Pix

"Firstly congratulations to the Senior GB team on their excellent results at the World Championships in Shanghai. Making all the finals was brilliant. As a member of the FINA Technical Committee I was fortunate to witness the very professional performances of the athletes and staff. Well done all of you. You have certainly got the whole world talking." - JENNY GRAY

Images: Remko Duppen

Comen Cup -

Busto Arsizo - 4th-8thAug

GBR swam (figures aside) only the Team Free and ranked 13th. The team included Jade Hearmon, Lucy Farrell and captain Natalie Saudan.

Multi Regionals - Haslemere - 16th September

Figures placings (top ten only)


12U Hannah Mulshaw - 6th

Jenny Bates -8th

13/14 Esme Lower - 5th

Genevieve Randall - 8th

Lily Ryan - 9th

15/17 Rhiannon Williams - Silver

Natalie Saudan - 6th

Becky King - 9th



13/14 Lily Ryan & Genevieve Randall

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13/14 Lily Ryan - Bronze

15/17 Rhiannon Williams - Silver

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12U - Silver


13/14 - Silver


15/17 - Silver


13/14Rec - Silver

Reading Chronicle report of the competition.



12& Under - Hannah Mulshaw - 4th

Millie Harris - 8th


13/14 yrs - Lily Ryan - 5th


15/16/17yrs - Rhiannon Williams - Silver

Jade Hearmon - 4th

Rebecca King - 7th


12Under - Hannah Mulshaw - Silver


13/14yrs - Lily Ryan - 4th


15/16/17yrs- Rhiannon Williams - Silver

Sophie Usher - 7th

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National Age Groups

December, Gloucester


12 & Under - Hannah Mulshaw

& Jenny Bates - Bronze


13/14 yrs - Genevieve Randall

& Lily Ryan - Silver


15/16/17yrs- Rhiannon Wuilliams - Bronze

& Sophie Usher

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Team -

13/14 Combination - Cara Hunt, Charlotte Patrick, Daisy Fowler, Dara Snead, Megan Watterson,Poppy Gray, Sydney Bautista - 4th


12& Under Free - Kathryn Ansell, Jenny Bates, Marissa Gray, Hannah Mulshaw, Libby James, Millie Harris, Katie Mitchell, Katerina Sage, Rafaella Stewart - Bronze


13/14yrs Free - Esme Lower, Genevieve Randall, Stephanie Ridge, Lily Ryan, Maisie James, Verity Campbell - Silver


15/16/17yrs Free - Lucy Farrell, Natalie Saudan, Jade Hearmon, Sophie Usher, Rhiannon Williams, Kerry Rothery, Beki King, Charlotte Adams - Silver

Christmas Show

December, Reading Central Pool

Jan Clayton, President:-

"This year we appointed Kate Coupar as Synchro Performance and Development Coach. Kate has been involved with the club for many years as a swimmer and a coach and chief choreographer. It is exciting to have Kate working full time for the club. Of course I must thank Di Hughes who jas worked tirelessly for the club as Head Coach for many years.


Jade Hearmon, Lucy Farrell & Natalie Saudan were selected to swim as part of the England Development Squad. They attended the Primorje Cup in Croatia and claimed their first bronze medal.


Hannah Green and Rhiannon Williams competed in the Junior Great Britain Squad during the summer and both swam at the Junior European Championships.


Katie Skelton and Katie Clark have successfully retrialled and continue to work towards the Olympics next year".

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