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Exeter see off rivals to defend Walsall Trophy crown

 

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Devon's Synchronised swimming representatives are Exeter Synchro Club

 

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Page last updated:
July 6, 2014

British Swimming
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Sadly the Exeter Synchro club is unable to continue.

Please refer to the archive section at the bottom of this page for previous results and picture galleries.

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Exeter Synchro win the Walsall Trophy

The successful squad pictured below.

Exeter Squad

Novice Duet

Exeter won third place. Swum by Darcey Boyce, Rhiannon Chrisene and Freya Medlock (R). Choreography and coaching by Olivia Whiting.

Novice duet

Skill One Duet

This duet came fourth, the routine was swum by Beth Perkins, Holly Bunkum and Grace Philips (R). Choreography and coaching by Liz Seward.

Skill Two Duet

Abby Bunkum, Hannah Withers and Alice Philips (R) achieved first place with their routine. Choreographed and coached by Sarah Hooper.

Skill 2 duet

Skill Three Duet

Another well deserved first place for Hannah Geeson, Olivia Whiting and Hannah Withers (R). Choreographed and coached by Sarah Hooper.

Skill three duet

Junior Team

Congratulations to Kate Evans, Megan Evans, Holly Bunkum, Beth Perkins, Grace Philips and India Sanger-Anderson who achieved a second place. Choreographed and coached by Janice Waters and Mary Hooper.

Junior team

Senior Team

The senior team also achieved second place with swimmers, Nia Jones, Hannah Withers, Hannah Geeson, Olivia Whiting, Abby Bunkum, Emma-May Birkett, Ella Goodwin, Alice Philips, Jasmine Chrisene, Millie Perkins and Carys Jones (R). Choreographed and coached by Kelly Martin.

Senior Team

Thanks also to Teresa Bryant who was team manager. Pictured below is team captain Olivia Whiting with the Walsall Trophy.

 

Captain

 

South West Regional Squad 2013

The final session was held at Honiton on Saturday 11th May, with many Exeter swimmers achieving awards.

Talent ID

Congratulations to Kate Evans for winning best overall swimmer in the Talent ID squad and winning first for her water skills, and to Darcy Boyce for achieving first for land.

Academy Development

In the Academy Development Squad there were awards for two Exeter swimmers for their land skills, with Beth Perkins getting a first, and India Sanger-Anderson claiming second. Nia Jones won first for her waters skills.

Academy 2013

In the Academy Squad Carys Jones won third for her land skills and Hannah Withers won best overall swimmer.

SW DEV Squad

South West Regional Squad 2013

Academy Squad 2013

Academy Squad 2013

Academy Squad 2013 - Includes Exeter Synchro Club members Hannah Withers, Abi Bunkum, and Carys Jones

Academy Development Squad 2013

Academy Developement Squad 2013

Academy Development Squad 2013 -  Includes Exeter Synchro Club members Beth Perkins, India Sanger-Anderson, Holly Bunkum, Nia Jones and Grace Philips (not in photo). Kelly Martin - coach.

Talent ID Squad 2013

Talent ID squad 2013

Talent ID Squad 2013 - Includes Exeter Synchro Club members Darcy Boyce and Kate Evans.

SWIM 21

The Club has finally gained recognition and it is all down to Janice for her committed hard work.


VOLUNTEERS PROGRAMME

The Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) introduced a scheme for young volunteers to get involved in various activities at their club, such as attending courses, helping on poolside during Club session, competitions or courses, helping to organise events and attending a Committee meeting to learn how the Club is run. Each Volunteer was required to commit to reaching a target of at least 25 hours spent on volunteering activities during the six month period of October 2007 to March 2008.

Exeter's Katherine Hill and Kimberley Marchant took part in the scheme and between them notched up a fantastic total of 62 hours volunteering! They completed all their tasks with enthusiasm and their help has been much appreciated over the past few months. We hope that they will continue to volunteer as opportunities arise and that they have enjoyed the activities they have undertaken.
As part of her volunteer programme Kimberley has organised the Quad Biking day out in June and we hope that as many of you as possible will support this event.

Pictured are Katherine and Kimberley with their T Shirts and Certificates presented to them recently by Devon ASA in recognition of their achievements. Well done to both of you and thank you for taking part in this pilot scheme.
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Training session times

Club night - Pyramids Swimming Pool Exeter
Wednesdays  19:00-20.30

Senior training - Middlemoor Swimming Pool
Saturdays  08:00-10:00

Junior training - Northbrook Swimming Pool
Fridays 18.30-20:30


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Event Diary

 


Results

Walsall Trophy 18th May 2013 (results) - click here

Walsall Trophy 18th May 2013 (scores) - click here


Congratulations to Alice Phillips who was awarded the prize for the most improved splits in the South West Region talent ID squad and Shannon Langdon who was awarded the prize for the most improved synchro swimmer in the South West Academy Squad.

Well done both of You.

SKILLS 2008

Congratulations to all the swimmers who went to Marlborough in February June and passed their skills;
SKILL 1 – Hannah Dunn, Stephanie May and Olivia Whiting Kimberley Marchant
SKILL 2 – Shannon Langdon Polly Thompson
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REGIONAL SQUADS 2008

Exeter Synchro Club has four members in the Talent ID and Academy synchro squads for 2008.
Hannah Geeson, Alice Phillips and lucy Klein in the Talent ID and Shannon Langdon in the Academy squads.
They have attended days at Quantock, near Bridgwater in January, weekend in March, day in April and coming up is a day in May and weekend in June. Specialists in gymnastics, dance and aerobics as well as synchro work them hard, but they also have a lot of fun.

They have all worked extremely hard and their recent mid term testing shows that they have improved. All attend land sessions at Exeter and this is proving to be beneficial when comparing to other swimmers from the clubs in the south west.

They have to be congratulated on their behaviour and their work rate and I am very proud of them. Well done
Pictured below:


Shannon in the Academy Squad

Lucy, Hannah and Alice in the Talent ID Squad

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Walsall Trophy Competition

Congratulations to the Walsall Trophy squad who travelled to Taunton on 11 th May for an inter club competition with Calne Alpha 4, Chippenham, St Austell, and Taunton Deane.
Six swimmers who competed in the duets had never swum a duet before this year and had worked extremely hard with their coaches. Nerves were jangling at the competition but they all performed very well and enjoyed their swims.

The Free Combination team swam well and won their section and the overall result showed that Exeter will share the trophy with Chippenham as they tied on 31 points each.
Well done to all the swimmers and to the coaches on the results.

Duets


Emma May Birkett & Alice Phillips

2nd

Katie Gilpin & Yasmin Hodge England

5th

Stephanie May & Jasmine Birkett

2nd

Team: Katherine Hill, Grace Boorer, Kimberley Marchant, Hannah Dunn, Naomi Lavis, Olivia Whiting & Samantha Ford

1st

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JUNIOR TEAM STRIKE GOLD 23 September 2006

10 junior swimmers travelled up the motorway to Bristol at the weekend and competed in South West Age Groups amongst the best clubs in the region.
Exeter 's team had never swum at this level previously and in fact this is the first year that they have swum a team together.

However, they have worked very hard during the year and their performance showed a team that truly swum together, very slick and tight. The judges marks reflected the swim and Exeter became Free Combination Junior Champions of the South West for 2006.

A truly memorable occasion and congratulations to the team: Grace Boorer, Naomi Boult, Hannah Dunn, Katherine Hill, Shannon Langdon, Hope Maddison, Kimberley Marchant, Joanna Pyle, Polly Thompson, Olivia Whiting

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SENIOR TEAM TAKE SILVER AT SOUTH WEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
EXETER 15 OCTOBER 2006

Seven members of the Club took part in the above competition held at Pyramids on Sunday 15 th October.
Swimming to a selection of music – The Avengers, Mission Impossible & James Bond, the girls synchronised well and swam a polished routine, easily taking the silver medal and were a whisker away from the gold by 0.3 of a mark.

Well done to : Lynsey Goff, Claire Brooke, Lisa Lowe, Joanna Pyle, Isis Redford, Hannah Morgan and Naomi Boult and to coaches, Aurelie Rethore and Sarah Hooper

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SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING, WORLD MASTERS COMPETITION
SAN FRANCISCO

Congratulations to Lynsey Goff from Exeter who competed along with other British Swimmers, in San Francisco at the Synchronised Swimming World Masters competition in July.

After a very slick technical team routine, they improved their marks in the free routine and picked up a well deserved silver medal in their age group 20 – 29.

This is the first time that a team has swum in the Masters Competition and congratulations to Lynsey on her achievement.

LYNSEY WINS GOLD IN EGYPT

Following on from her success in San Francisco in July at the World Masters competition for synchronised swimming, Lynsey, along with her British team mates, travelled to Egypt to compete in an open synchronised swimming competition in September.

Having won silver in the Worlds in July, the aim was to try and improve and take Gold in the free combination event and this dream was realised through extremely hard work and good choreography by the team coach. The swimmers could not believe that their marks had improved and so had the result, they walked off with GOLD!

Congratulations Lynsey, you deserve the success.

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MARY HOOPER & HER TRIP TO CHINA FOR JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
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Exeter Chief Coach, Mary Hooper, was selected as Great Britain Team Manager for the World Junior Synchronised Swimming Championships in Foshan City China and for the Training Camp Macau leading up to the competition - Photo of The GB and Macau Team.

http://www.devonswimming.org.uk/Images/Synchro/Synchro1.jpgInter County Report 2005

Unfortunately Nicola Hardiman was unable to swim due to a whiplash injury sustained a few weeks prior to the competition. Therefore the team routine had to be adapted from 7 swimmers to 6 at short notice. Despite this the remaining team swimmers adapted well to the last minute changes and this caused very few problems.

On the day of the competition the remaining 7 squad members: Lynsey Goff, Claire Brook, Lisa Lowe, Naomi Boult, Isis Redford, Joanna Pyle and Hannah Morgan all travelled up to Christchurch with team manager Teresa Bryant and coaches Aurelie Rethore and myself. We were also joined by several parents who assisted with transport and provided extra support at the event.
http://www.devonswimming.org.uk/Images/Synchro/Synchro2.jpgUnfortunately at the competition Lisa Lowe was forced to drop out of the team competition due to a very painful shoulder injury and so I had to step into swim.

At the competition we were represented in each event as follows:
Junior Solo – Isis Redford
Junior Duet – Joanna Pyle and Hannah Morgan
Senior Solo – Lynsey Goff
Senior Duet – Lynsey Goff and Claire Brook

Team – Lynsey Goff, Claire Brook, Isis Redford, Naomi Boult, Joanna Pyle and Sarah Hooper
Everyone swam very well and Devon won all sections so we retained the overall trophy for a further year.
Overall the competition was a success but we felt quite rushed due to only 3 counties being entered.
I would like to say a big thank you to Teresa and Aurelie for their help on the day and at training sessions. Also I would like to make special mention of Lynsey Goff who stepped in to learn the senior Duet just weeks before the competition, to Joanna Pyle and Hannah Morgan who both trained hard and performed very well in their first inter-county, and also to Lisa Lowe who trained hard in the lead up to the competition and would have represented the county well if able to swim.
Sarah Hooper – Devon Synchro Coach

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN!

Seven of Exeter Synchro Club’s youngest and most inexperienced swimmers recently travelled to the White Horse Leisure Centre in Calne, Wilts, to take part in their annual duet and trio competition for Novice and Grade 1 competitors, in which Clubs from all over the Westcountry took part. All routines swum were technical and had to include a number of required elements in each category.

First event of the day was the Novice Duet in which Exeter’s Kimberly Marchant and Katherine Hill, both of whom have only been with the Club for a couple of months, did well to overcome their nerves and finish in 8th place in a closely fought contest.

Exeter’s Novice Trio of Shannon Langdon, Hope Maddison and Katie Mundy were also representing the Club for the first time and beat off stiff opposition to do themselves proud and claim gold, finishing more than 2 full points clear of their nearest rivals.

The Grade 1 duet section included swimmers with a higher level of experience, though Exeter’s Grace Boorer and Hannah Dunn were paired up to represent the Club as a duet for the first time. They swam their routine with confidence and saw off opposition from 8 other duets to take silver hot on the heels of the entry from Portsmouth Victoria.

Congratulations to all who took part and did so well on the day, not forgetting the coaches who had carefully choreographed these technical routines and painstakingly coached the swimmers to the required standard.
Carol Bates (01392) 219456
09 Feb 2005

INTER COUNTY – SYNCHRONISED SWIMMING COMPETITION

This year, the inter county competition was held at Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Christchurch for the first time.

The Pool staff at the venue were extremely helpful and the competition ran smoothly, despite the lights not working at the deep end which caused a slight delay.
It was nice to see so many people there and possibly as the spectators’ area was quite small and were seated on poolside, it looked as if the pool was full, which made for a good atmosphere for the competitors.
It was also nice to welcome Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire Presidents to the competition and they complimented the girls on their performances.

The five events were all keenly contested and some of the winning margins were minute, similarly http://www.devonswimming.org.uk/Images/Synchro/inter_county_2004.jpgthe margin between the 3rd and 4th Counties, but at the end Devon finished the winners, retaining the Baia Trophy for another year.
Results are as follows:
1st Devon 54 points
2nd Gloucestershire 38 points
3rd Wiltshire 27 points
4th Dorset 25 points

Photograph of Devon team with Coach Sarah Hooper, Assistant Coach Aurelie Rethore and Team Manager Teresa Bryant

http://www.devonswimming.org.uk/Images/Synchro/NatChampPres.jpgJanice Waters of Exeter Synchro Club was awarded the Mary Balck Award for services to Synchronised Swimming for 2004.
The presentation took place in Walsall at the weekend at the British Synchronised Swimming Championships.

DEVON AGE GROUPS
Figure and Technical Element: RESULTS
Northbrook Pool, Exeter– Friday 17 September 2004

NOVICE

Pos

Name

Fig.1

Fig.2

Fig.3

Total

Score

1

Shannon Langdon

5.537

6.413

5.903

17.853

51.009

2

Hope Maddison

5.610

6.240

5.720

17.570

50.200

3

Amber Woodroffe

5.573

6.283

5.647

17.503

50.009

12 & UNDER

Pos

Name

Fig.1

Fig.2

Fig.3

Total

Score

1

Rachel Ward

8.320

5.940

6.400

20.660

52.974

2

Grace Boorer

8.373

5.757

6.160

20.290

52.026

13/14

Pos

Name

Fig.1

Fig.2

Fig.3

Total

Score

1

Stephanie Stee

8.960

9.780

11.480

30.220

54.945

2

Joanna Pyle

9.227

9.660

11.060

29.947

54.449

15/16/17/18

Pos

Name

Fig.1

Fig.2

Fig.3

Total

Score

1

Louise Moxhay

15.833

16.467

13.790

46.090

64.014

2

Isis Redford

15.667

15.600

13.090

44.357

61.607

3

Lauren Vine

14.750

14.300

11.830

40.880

56.778

Routine Competition: RESULTS
Pyramids, Exeter– Wednesday 20 October 2004


Pos

Name

Score

1

Lynsey Goff

71.666

2

Louise Moxhay

66.167

3

Claire Brooke

65.500

4

Naomi Boult

63.667

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http://www.devonswimming.org.uk/Images/Synchro/taunton%20solo%202004.jpgMedallists at the recent Solo Competition, held at St James Pool, Taunton featuring swimmers from Calne Alpha 4, Cheltenham, Exeter and Taunton Deane synchro clubs.
Results of Exeter Synchro Club medallists:

Jade Lewis was silver medallists in the novice section 13 & Over
Grace Boorer was gold medallists in the grade 1 section 12 & Under
Rachel Ward was silver medallist in the grade 2 section 12 & under
and

Hannah Morgan and Joanna Pyle shared gold medals in the Grade 2 13 & Over section.

http://www.devonswimming.org.uk/Images/Synchro/Ex_Sync.jpg
Devon's Synchronised swimming representatives are
Exeter Synchro Club