Wellington Synchronised Swimmers Medal at Nationals
Wellington synchronised swimmers medal at nationals
Wellington Synchronised Swimming won seven medals, including four golds, at the recently concluded New Zealand Synchronised Swimming Championships in Invercargill.
More than 150 competitors, including swimmers from China, New Caledonia and nine clubs from around New Zealand competed in the event.
This is a significant result and is reflective of the growing strength of the squad and the club. Wellington scored gold medals for the duet and combo and figures. The combo in particular impressed with their innovative choreography which was developed by French head coach Maud Montgrenier. Members of the Wellington team will now be trialling for the New Zealand development squad in November and Wellington Synchro will host the North Island Championships in 2018.
Synchronised swimming is a hybrid form of swimming, dance, and gymnastics. Synchronised swimming is fantastic for kids as it develops advanced water skills, strength, endurance, flexibility and creative artistry. It also develops personal commitment and strong friendships due to the team work required to perform complex water moves in a precisely synchronised fashion.
Members of the public who have children interested in synchronised swimming can contact the club through their Facebook page Wellington Synchronised Swimming. The club are running a “Have a Go Programme” in term 4 and welcome enquires.
Wellington Synchro Nationals 2017 Results:
1st place Dolphins figures (all age groups): Sophie Janse
1st place Aquanaut figures: Samantha Fowler
2nd place Aquanaut figures: Lucia Marull
1st place Aquanaut duet: Lucia Marull and Samantha Fowler
1st place Aqua Combo: Lucia Marull, Samantha Fowler, Zoe Gasson and Polly Winter
2nd place Dolphins Combo: Sophie Janse, Lili Boyer-Shadbolt, Mairead Elliott, Tamon Smith, Molly Downing, Scarlett Hardy and Annika Leslie-Bird
2nd place Secondary Schools Duet: Samantha Fowler and Zoe Gasson (Samuel Marsden Collegiate)
Individual Swimmer Results by Suburb
Sophie Janse Northland 1st Dolphins figures, 2nd Dolphins Combo
Samantha Fowler Northand 1st Aquanaut figures, 1st Aquanaut duet, 1st Aquacombo,
2nd Secondary Schools Duet
Lucia Marull Khandallah 2nd Aquanaut figures, 1st Aquanaut duet, 1st Aquacombo
Zoe Gasson Wadestown 1st Aquacombo, 2nd Secondary Schools Duet
Polly Winter Island Bay 1st Aquacombo
Lili Boyer-Shadbolt Brooklyn 2nd Dolphins Combo
Mairead Elliott Berhampore 2nd Dolphins Combo
Tamon Smith Brooklyn 2nd Dolphins Combo
Molly Downing Ngaio 2nd Dolphins Combo
Scarlett Hardy Strathmore 2nd Dolphins Combo
Annika Leslie-Bird Khandallah 2nd Dolphins Combo