Awards Night

It was the first Edinburgh Synchro Awards Night and Disco on Friday 19 January.

Almost all the club came along and it was a wondeful night. The raffle, which the swimmers had been selling tickets for since before Christmas, was drawn and there was an amazing array of prizes. In all £273 was raised for the club.

All swimmers who passed a grade during the year received a certificate, designed beautifully by Makiko.After some dancing our team star awards were presented by the coach of each team. They went to:
Combo D – Ella
Combo C – Jessie
Combo B – Eilidh
12&under – Torri
13-15 – Baylee
Junior – Caitlin

Our club awards were also presented:
Beginner’s Cup – Jessie
Senior Achievement Shield – Cale
Samantha Richie Achievement Shield – Maya
Champion of the Year Trophy – Niamh

Each year the swimmers vote to decide who receives the Coach of the Year Quaich and who will be Club Captain for the year. Sarah won the Quaich and Caitlin the Club Captain top.

Congratulations to all our winners and all those who received a grade certificate.

The award section of the evening ended with Margo being re-presented with her trophy for East District Synchro Person of the Year 2017 and all the coaches receiving a box of chocolates for all their hard work during the year.

The swimmers and parents then danced the night away….

End of year display

Edinburgh Synchro finished off a great year with a display for families and friends.

We wish everyone a wonderful 2018!

 

Adult ‘give it a go’ session

We invited parents and adults to a special session to learn the basics of synchro. It was a great success. We had a great time with them all. The male group kindly agreed to be filmed and hre is a link to their routine after only one hour of coaching…. VIDEO

Thanks to the Edinburgh Triathletes for sending along enthusiastic swimmers.

 

 

Scottish Clubs Championships 2017

Edinburgh took a massive team of 40 swimmers to Dundee on Sunday to compete in the Scottish Clubs Championships. In this event swimmers can compete in four events, regardless of age or grade level. There was also a welcome re-addition of a masters solo event, in which we hope to be able to enter a swimmer at some point in the future.

Edinburgh featured in the medals for each event –
Solo: Niamh won bronze with her Footloose routine
Duet: Cale and Niamh won bronze (their overall score was the same as the silver medalists from Clydebank, but they were just beaten on technical merit scores)
Free teams: These teams had to meet their age group grade requirements. Edinburgh’s 13/14/15 team won silver
Combination teams: Edinburgh entered four teams and the Edinburgh A team won bronze

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All our swimmers performed well and enjoyed themselves.

We’ll post results when we get them.
Videos of all the routines are here.

Swimmers compete in the Swim England National Age Groups with Caledonia

Seven Edinburgh swimmers went to Gloucester at the weekend to compete in the Swim England National Age Group Championships as part of the Caledonia Synchro team.

Amy, Lucy, Mae and Torri were in the 12&under age group and Kiku, Niamh and Sara were in the 13/14/15 age group.

Niamh came 34th out of 175 swimmers in figures, and was the highest ranking Scottish swimmer. Sara came 62nd and Kiku 136th. They swam their team routine to the Sherlock soundtrack and came 15th out of 17 teams.

Torri came 47th out of 129 swimmers in figures, Lucy 49th, Mae 60th and Amy 112th. They swam their team routine well, culminating in an amazing back somersault lift by Lucy, and came 9th out of 13 teams.

This was the first full year of the Caledonia programme and they did not have much time at all to work on their routines, in comparison with the English clubs. Many Edinburgh swimmers have applied to be in the 2018 Caledonia programme and we wish them well.

More information on the competition, including the full results can be found on the Swim England website here.