Friday, October 26, 2018

Drumchapel set to host Scottish Synchronised Swimming Championships

Athletes representing 17 clubs from across Scotland and England will descend on Drumchapel Swimming Pool this weekend for the start of the 2018 Scottish Synchronised Swimming & National Age Group Championships.

Scotland’s Synchronised Swimmer of the Year, Bethany Thomas (Nairn), will be in action, but will have her work cut out having moved into a new age group, and will be competing in the Technical Section of the Championships. Defending Solo Champion, Laura Ribeiro da Cunha (Rugby) will also return to the pool and will be looking to reclaim the Jackie Brayshaw Award.

Speaking ahead of the event, Phyllis McLean, Chair of Scottish Synchronised Swimming, said,

“Our event is growing and we’ve now got 218 athletes entering the Figures competition across four Age Groups, while the Team events will provide an exciting climax to the Championships.  Along with the solos and duets we have 20 Free Teams along with 15 Combination teams, so it’s going to be a busy and exciting couple of days.    

“Having seen some of Europe’s top synchronised swimmers compete in Glasgow during the summer at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, I know that there’s a real appetite for the sport and the girls and officials have been really inspired. I’m really looking forward to the event starting.”

As well as Open and National medals the Sports Council for Glasgow Trophy will be awarded to the Club with the highest combined competitive scores (to include figures, solo, duet, team and combination team events); while a new trophy, the Podium Award, will be awarded to the best Scottish Club who has the most medallists in the figures, solo, duet, free team and Competitive combination team.

The event will take place at Drumchapel Swimming Pool in Glasgow, details of which can be found HERE.

Extended Highlight’s from 2017’s showpiece event: 

The competition starts at 9am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday with tickets available on the door and are priced as follows:

Weekend ticket: £5 

Daily admission:  £3

Concessions & U16s: £1.50

Official Programme: £4

*Please note that the clocks go back early on Sunday morning.*

The event can be followed across Scottish Swimming social media platforms using the hashtag #ScottishSynchro18