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Kent Synchronised Championships 2014

Faversham Girls Produce A Synchronised Performance At Kents

Faversham Swimming Club’s synchronised Swimming section entered nine of their elite members into the recent Kent Synchronised Swimming Championships held at Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury.

Faversham opened the championships with a line-up of fine figure work from the dedicated girls in the thirteen years and over age group. Jasmine Locke snatched 4th place with her presentation including a back tuck somersault, ballet leg and back layout, finishing on 51.3333 points. Dervla Murphy's display earned her a 5th place win with 49.5833 points, 6th place was Poppy Boorman on 48.8333 and 7th was Emily Ing with 45.8333 points.

The 12 years and under section included many girls competing at the Kent Championships for the first time. Young newcomer Esme Sutherland was all smiles after completing her combination of figure work, finishing 18th with 44.2500 points, 21st was Eleisha Skinner on 42.8333 points, 22nd Ellie Waller 42.5000, 23rd Louise Sharp 42.0833 and 24th Abigail Sewell 40.3333 points.

The spectators were treated to some magical moments during the afternoon’s team displays, performed to popular music. The Duet competition began with Faversham's Dervla Murphy and Emily Ing producing some exhilarating elements with the judges awarding them a total of 51.4000 points.

In the nineteen years and under combination team section fellow Faversham team mates Jasmine Locke, Poppy Boorman, Emily Ing and Dervla Murphy wowed the crowd with their credible choreography during their truly peerless performance, the team accumulated a points total of 53.5000.

The championships saw over one hundred girls competing from teams including Erith, Hythe Aqua, Sevenoaks, Medway Mermaids, Potters Bar, Henley and Aqualina SSC. Head Coach Rachel Ing acknowledged the girls exceptional performances and commented “We were competing against teams who have many more hours training than Faversham, including additional dance and exercise classes. The performances which were accomplished by Faversham’s members was truly rewarding".

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