Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nairn Secure Top Club Title at Scottish National Synchronised Swimming Champs

The team from Nairn Synchronised Swimming Club rounded off a great couple of days by winning the Combination Team Event and the Top Scottish Club title at the Scottish National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Glasgow at the weekend.

With over 250 participants from 17 clubs, the atmosphere was fantastic with a very appreciative audience and a high standard of performance from all of the competing teams. There was a variety of different events including solos, figures, duets, free team and combination.

Phyllis McLean, Synchronised Swimming Chair commented:

“It has been a great weekend. The competition ran very smoothly with a very high standard in all of the routines. Nairn had placings in all National Events that they entered and were worthy winners of the Top Scottish Club accolade."

Performances of note included Niamh Peakman from Edinburgh SSC for a credible 14th figure finish among 86 athletes. Bethany Thomas from Nairn SSC also finished in 7th position in the solo 13, 14, 15 event swimming to Kung Fu by Piano Guys.

Gemma Broad (anglo scot) who competes for Rugby was second in the junior solo event and finished 1st in the National Solo event swimming to music from the film Chocolat. Teagan Doughty from Nairn was 2nd with Rachel Harper from Clydebank. Gemma also enthralled the audience with an inspiring solo to win the senior open event.

With teams competing from as far south as Portsmouth and Bristol to Nairn in the north of Scotland, the Scottish National Synchro Championships continues to be a highly popular event ahead of the British Championships in December.

For those who are interested in giving Synchro a go there are a number of clubs that run Synchronised Swimming in Scotland including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Clydebank, Kirkintilloch and Kilsyth, North Ayrshire, Fife, Dundee and Nairn.

Results from the event can be found here: http://www.scottishswimming.com/compete/synchro/results/scottish-national-synchro-championships-2016.aspx

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