Synchronised Swimming Results

Synchronised Swimming competition results

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British Gas ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships 2011 Day 2

Following an exciting first day at Gloucester’s GL1 Leisure Centre, day two of the competition saw some equally impressive performances.

The first event saw the competition's youngest swimmers take to the water in the Competitive Solos. All eight girls performed extremely confidently for such young athletes, getting the day off to an energetic start. Chloe Shortman from Bristol was the winner with a score of 122.817. Judges marked her highly for her energy and expression in the water as well as her impressive coverage of the pool. Chloe, who was also ranked highest in the figures competition and won gold yesterday with Niamh Allanson-Campbell in the duets.

British Gas ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships 2011 Day 1

Day one got underway with some sparkling displays from some of the country’s finest young Synchro talent.

The competition started with the Recreation Free Combinations 15/16/17 years age group which saw the team from Trafford crowned winners with an impressive 63.110. The team made up of April Rice, Jessica Southward, Emma Bowes, Bethany Howes, Jessica Crawford and Danielle Chandler were delighted with their winning routine which they performed to a medley of rock classics.

Danielle and Jessica said: “We were really pleased with our performance, especially the lifts. It’s so nice to perform as a group and to win is even better.”

The day’s second event was the Solos 13/14 Years age group, an event which was hotly contested with all eight girls taking part having been selected for the Talent Development Squad.

In the end, Lucy Bowes from Trafford was the clear winner with a fantastic overall score of 129.189. Lucy started her routine confidently despite it being brand new and maintained good body control and height throughout. Her routine was packed full of content and her speed across the pool was also really impressive.

A delighted Lucy, who was winner of the younger age group last year said: “That’s the best score I have ever achieved so I’m really happy. I can’t wait to get back in the pool tomorrow for the duet and team events.”

The first half of the day culminated with the Competitive Duets 12 & under age groups taking to the water. The competition was again fierce with some really creative choreography and strong performances from the duos. Bristol duet Chloe Shortman and Niamh Allanson-Campbell were the judges favourite, scoring 117.403. The battle for second and third place were closely contested with Trafford and Reading Royals scoring, 113.377 and 113.316 respectively. Winning combo Niamh and Chloe were delighted with their win saying: “This is our final competition together so it’s really nice that we won. We are really happy with our score, we had a few things to work on but we seemed to pull it out the bag today.”

ASA South West Region Novice Figures Competition 2011

9 July 2011 - Pyramids Pool, Exeter

Viv Ebbs, South West Competition Secretary reports:

This year the Novice Figures competition was held at a new venue, Pyramids Pool in Exeter. There was a record entry of 98 swimmers from almost all synchro clubs in the Region. It was good to see so many supporters in the spectator area, and we were pleased to welcome John Farrant Somerset County President accompanied by his wife Pamela, John Rhodes Cornwall County President and Coral Waldock Devon County President. They kindly made the presentations to the winners at the end of the competition. The first three in each age group were presented with medals and the first three in the year of birth were awarded certificates to be presented at a club session.

FINA 2011 World Championships

Synchronised swimming events 17 to 23 July 2011

Spanish Synchro Open 2011

Campeonato de España Verano Natación Sincronizada 2011

Olympian Jenna Randall put in a strong routine at the Spanish Open in Barcelona to win bronze in the solo event just two weeks before the holding camp for the World Championships.

Randall, who won silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, has enjoyed a successful season so far and her moving solo routines scored well in front of the judges. She won her bronze with a score of 89.6900. Spain’s Andrea Fuentes won the gold in front of her home crowd with a score of 96.9400. Yumi Adachi (Japan) won the silver with a total of 92.7500.

Video of Spanish duet of Andrea Fuentes and Ona Carbonell - "Tango" (4m 24s, flashplayer required)

European Synchronised Swimming Champions Cup 2011 - Day 3

The Ukraine took their first gold medal of the LEN European Synchonised Swimming Champions Cup on Day 3, winning the Team Free Combination.

The event, which isn’t an Olympic discipline, is one of the most entertaining routines in the programme and allows the teams a free reign on their choreography with only two required elements. They must have two parts of the routine must be performed by three or less swimmers.

The Ukrainians, who excel at their highlights and lifts, had plenty of action in their four minute routine. They took the title with a score of 93.440.

European Synchronised Swimming Champions Cup 2011 - Day 2

The Russian team once again demonstrated their dominance at the LEN Synchronised Swimming Champions Cup in Sheffield by winning the Team Free Final.

The octet, who are current World and Olympic Champions, set the standard this morning in the preliminaries with a score of 98.280. In this evening’s final they further improved and took the title with a huge 98.560 for their swim. They had impressive heights on their difficult lifts and showed speed and power throughout the four minute routine.

European Synchronised Swimming Champions Cup 2011 - Day 1

The first day saw Duet Technical, Duet Free and Team technical routines performed and Olympic Champions proving their calibre at Ponds Forge.

The Russian Duet will go into the final of the Free Duet in first place after putting in a commanding performance in the Technical and Free programme.

Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina looked powerful throughout the routines and took 97.700 for the Technical Programme and 98.140 in the Free Programme. They hold a five point lead before the final with a total score of 195.840. The Spanish Duet of Ona Carbonell and Andrea Fuentes are ranked second after scoring a total of 190.940.

British Gas Synchronised Swimming Championships 2011 - Day 3

22 to 24 April 2011 - GL1 Gloucester

Bristol Central picked up their second Gold medal at the British Gas Synchronised Swimming Championships in Gloucester winning the Duet competition. The duet of Alexandra O’Mahoney and Isobel Collings, who led after the technical programme, overcame their nerves to win the Free Duet programme and the overall Duet competition.

Of the victory O’Mahoney said: “We were very nervous beforehand but we overcame them to swim well. There was less than a point separating the top three so we are really pleased. Our free routine and strong technical ability allowed us to pull through.”

Collings said: “Overall we’re really happy. Last year we just missed out so it’s good to be on the other side and be on top. It has been a long weekend but a very good one.”

The pair finished with a total of 127.02.

British Gas Synchronised Swimming Championships 2011 - Day 2

22 to 24 April 2011 - GL1 Gloucester

The first British title was up for grabs on Day 2 of the British Gas Synchronised Swimming Championships. And it was the turn of the solo performers and the free solo competition in the morning session.

Great Britain’s Jenna Randall performed a new version of her routine to Evanescence’s Bring Me To Life and won the Open Competition with a combined score of 182.98.

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