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On Sunday June 24, the Sevenoaks Sychronised Swimming team had an amazing day at the Kent Finals in Canterbury, with nearly everyone on the team coming away with a medal.
For individual figures, in the novice 12u category we had a silver medal for Ella Francis and a bronze for Anjola Pratt. In the Novice 13-18 we had a gold for Niamh Black and bronze for Jodie Yew. All four girls have only swum with us since January. In Grade zero 13-18 Katie Thomas brought home silver. In Grade 1 12u Amelia Bell took silver and Tiia Lahdelma silver in the 13-18 age group. In Grade 3 13-18 Aruni Meedeniya took bronze swimming up a grade. Niamh Black won the trophy for best newcomer in Kent.
We entered two routines, each team swimming to music for 3 minutes. The 12u team, were ecstatic to take home the gold medal and the U12 trophy with a score of 52.7 Team: Amelia Bell, Angelina Bezuidenhout, Anjola Pratt, Betty Black, Ella Francis, Fleur Kirk, Gemma Grobbelaar, Isabelle Thompson, Laragh Redhouse, Lena Saunders, Lucy Sadler and Maelle Fontaine.
The 13-15 years team were delighted to come away with a silver medal and a score of 55.36, higher than their score at London Regionals. Team: Amy Cameron, Aruni Meedeniva, Eden Dyer, Emilie Williams, Katie Thomas, Michaela Grobbelaar, Niamh Black, Sayaka Soga, Sophia McInnes, and Tiia Lahdelma
The teams are still in training for their last competition of the summer on 7 July at the London Aquatic Centre. This is the National Combo Cup and it is the first time Sevenoaks Synchro has competed in team routines at national level.
On 9 June, Sevenoaks Sychronised Swimming team had an amazing day at London Regionals, with everyone on the team coming away with a medal.
This was their first competition this season, with each team swimming a routine to music for 3 minutes. The U12 team, were delighted with their gold medal with a score of 53.86, over 3 points clear of the runners up. Team: Amelia Bell, Angelina Bezuidenhout, Anjola Pratt, Caitlin Lauerman, Ella Francis, Fleur Kirk, Gemma Grobbelaar, Isabelle Thompson, Laragh Redhouse, Lena Saunders, Lucy Sadler and Maelle Fontaine.
The U15 team are a bit more experienced but had a few hiccups on the day; they were delighted to come away with a bronze medal and a score of 55.20, less than 0.75 points from second place. Team: Amy Cameron, Aruni Meedeniva, Eden Dyer, Emilie Williams, Katie Thomas, Michaela Grobbelaar, Niamh Black, Sayaka Soga, Sophia McInnes, and Tiia Lahdelma
Both teams are looking forward to their next outings at the Kents at Canterbury on 24 June and their first swim in the National Combo Cup at the London Aquatic Centre on 7 July.
On Sunday 12th November, the Sevenoaks Sychronised Swimming team had an amazing day at the Kent Finals in Canterbury, with nearly everyone on the team coming away with a medal.
Synchronised Swimming is scored similarly to gymnastics in that points are awarded for technical difficulty, as well as artistic impression, with varying points gained depending on whether it is an individual routine or a group. In the group routines, the more in the team the higher the points awarded due to the difficulty in synchronicity.
For individual figures, in the novice category, Lena Saunders performed superbly and won the gold as a result with a bronze for Sayaka Soga, astonishing as both girls have only been swimming with Sevenoaks Swimming Club for less than a year. In Grade zero, Maelle Fontaine in the under-12’s produced a strong performance and received a bronze medal and Sophia McInnes in 13-18 age group bringing home the gold with Eden Dyer getting the bronze, both executing their routines with aplomb. In Grade 1, Maisie Wright and Aruni Meedeniva achieved silver and bronze respectively with wonderful executions and in Grade 2, Katie Henderson was also superb and won the bronze. The icing on the cake for the individuals was Sophia McInnes winning the trophy for best newcomer in Kent.
For the first time ever, Sevenoaks Swimming Club had entered three routines, each team swimming to music for three minutes. The under-12 team produced an accomplished performance and were delighted with their bronze medal and their highest score of the season with 45.79 points, losing to Hythe Aqua by only 7.5 points. The team consisted of Amelia Bell, Amy Cameron, Lucy Sadler, Katie Thomas, Angelina Bezuidenhout, Isabelle Thompson, Lena Saunders, Fleur Kirk and Sayaka Soga.
The 13-15 years team are a bit more experienced; they were delighted with their performance and were rightly awarded with the gold medal and a score of 50.03, higher than their score at the regionals earlier in thee season. The team were Eden Dyer, Emilie Williams, Esme Allford, Maelle Fontaine, Sophia McInnes and Tiia Lahdelma.
The oldest team, in the 15-18 age group, worked hard to pull off a great routine but sadly only placed 4th, against some stiff competition from Erith and District, Medway Mermaids and Hythe Aqua, but with their highest score of the season with 52.86 points, they should be deservedly proud! The team consisted of Abbie Mellor, Edie Coomer, Katie Henderson, Aruni Meedeniya and Maisie Wright.