Success at Synchronised Regional & National Competitions
It’s been another successful haul of medals for the Synchro Section our annual Regional Competition. The competition comprised of 8 clubs from the East Region and were split into figures and combination routines on the 15th October and solos and duets on the 19th November.
For figures, in the Skill 0, age 12 and under competition, Chelmsford took Gold, Silver and Bronze with M.Heij in 1st place, G. Randall in 2nd and E. Palmer in 3rd. Skill 0, 13+ category, E.Ronn won Silver and F.Pankhurst won Bronze. Skill 2 was won by L.Leinemann.
In the team event, the Skill 0, 12 and under team won Silver, Skill 0, 13+ won Gold and Skill 2 team also won Gold.
Solos- in Skill 0, age 12 and under, M.Heij won Silver, G.Randall took the Gold and L.Leinemann also won Gold in the Skill 2 competition.
In the duets, all of our competitors were placed in their categories, with G. Randall and M. Heij winning Gold in the 12 and under, E & E. Palmer won Bronze in the 13+ event, G. Harman and H. Chandler won Silver in the Skill 1 competition and A. Cook and L. Jones won the Skill 2 competition, resulting in more Gold medals!
Overall another great success for the club, and a big well done to all the swimmers!
The Synchronised Swimming section had also been working towards the ASA National Age Group Championships, which were held in Gloucester from the 2nd – 4th December. Chelmsford City Swimming Club sent two teams, S.Frostick as acting Head Coach and L.Bird as a National Judge.
The 12 and under team, E.Palmer, L.Ulyatt, C.Wilkins, M.Heij, G.Randall, J.Hepworth and H.Blythe came 22nd in the Country- a brilliant achievement for the Club and all of the girls! The Combination Team was a compilation of music from the musical Matilda and the girls swam the routine to the best of their ability. This is the first time a team of under 12’s has represented the Club and Region at this level.
The 19 and under combination routine was swam by E.Jennings, L.Leinemann, A. Leinemann, H.Chandler, J.Chandler, G.Harman, A.Cook, L.Jones and M.Card-Gowers. The team came 13th and swam incredibly well with some impressive lifts and synchronisation.
This is the second time this team has represented Chelmsford City Swimming Club at National Level and we are so excited by their progress and look forward to the future of this team of girls.