Reading Royals


GB Selection - October 2019

All 10 of the club's swimmers who attended trials were invited to be part of the National Squad for 2019/2020. Well done to Cerys Larsen, Alexandra Thickett, Tara Dakovic , Alyssa Basinger, Eleanor Blinkhorn, Beatrice Crass, Laura Turberville, Isobel Blinkhorn, Rosie Rallings and Daisy Gunn.

10 out of 10  !

National Age Groups  - Manchester, 7th March

Remember the competition is for 12&U and 13-15yrs only.The club's representatives will be:-



10U  -           Bronze  -   Summer Patterson Nield

12U  -           Gold  -       Francesca Pringle

                      Bronze -   Katherine Boitsidis

13-15yrs  -    Bronze  -  Maddy Brown

 13-15 Duets

Charlie Razzell/Lily Gidney - Gold

Cara Zeidler/Sofija Dakovic

Madeleine Brown/Rebecca Saunders - Bronze

Some duet stills from camcorder footage - Day 1

Figure medallists Summer, Francesca and Katherine(front) with Maddy (2nd right rear)

Team finished in Silver in the 13-15 Combination

Images from the swim - right


Alice Bloomfield, Amelia Gelder, Beatrice Askar, Cara Zeidler, Florence Blinkhorn, Isabella Vorster, Lily Halasi, Louisa Horlock, Sofija Dakovic, Susie Taylor, Victoria Draganova

Day 2


Katherine Boitsidis

13-15 Solo -  Maddy Brown  Bronze.

Free Team 13-15 yrs  - Gold


Amelia Gelder, Charlie Razzell, Florence Blinkhorn, Lily Halasi,
Lily Gidney, Madeleine Brown, Rebecca Saunders, Sofija
Dakovic, Susie Taylor, Victoria Draganova

12 under  Solo-   Francesca Pringle  -  Gold

Free Team 12U  -  Silver


Amy Wilson, Katherine Boitsidis, Francesca Pringle, Elizabeth
Cox, Summer Paterson-Neild, Valentina Sedwards

Well done to Maddy Brown who was awarded the Shacklock Trophy for the swimmer with the  highest combined routine score

Reading winners of the  Mrs Y M Price Trophy is awarded to the team with the highest combined figure and free routine score in the 13/14 years age group at the championships.

Photo : SE Synchro

Laura, Cerys, Isobel and Daisy the four Reading club swimmers selected for GB's opening team competition of this olympic year. 

GB Seniors - French Open, Paris,  6th-8th March

Images: GB Synchro

Photos: Federation Francaise


and a supplemental one

Happy times with a Team silver in Combination and a fourth finish in the Free.

The COVID 19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of further activities for the forseeable future

Stay safe.........