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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


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