Synchro combo cup 2018, London Aquatics

The wonderful venue hosted this year’s Combo cup on 7th July 2018.  With 34 teams entered from around the country it was a busy and exciting National competition.

In the first event we had Stockport Metro’s 15 & Under team.  The team had been working hard on the routine for several months and recently had been practising their pre pool and competition warm up meaning that they were mentally well prepared for the challenge on the day.  Gabriella Jackson, Emma Walker, Annie Lu, Marisa Whitehurst, Siena Oxby, Alice Foster, Amelia Bamber, Floella Dixon and Evie Stringer swam a wonderful routine to music from toy story and scored well in artistic impression, execution and technical difficulty.  The girls(all under 12’s) placed 6th in the country out of 15 teams with an impressive swim.  Alice and Emma kept their nerve and showed magnificent lifts to the delight of the audience and combined with a great solo from Gabby, duet from Gabby & Annie and trio from Gabby, Annie & Emma the team scored 50.44.  For a couple of the girls, Flo & Evie it was their first ever competition but all smiled throughout!

Later in the day our 13-18 team competed with music from Great Gatsby.  Again, our girls were quite young in this age group but had worked hard in the run up to the competition and made us all proud on the day.  As part of the combination routine the girls showed team elements as well as solo and duet parts.  Eva Lawrence, Lia Harrison, Hannah Bates, Jasmine Jones, Evie Walker, Grace Lu, Chiara Pozzoni, Emily Jackson, Katherine Whelehan and Martha Stringer were all calm before their swim and performed a great routine with amazing lifts including partner lifts and a lovely solo from Evie followed by great duets from Jasmine & Evie and Hannah & Eva.  The girls also finished in 6th place out of 9 teams with a score of 55.00 scoring well in artistic impression, technical difficulty and execution.