Emily Ing brings home bronze at Kents
Faversham S.C. Synchronised swimming section competed last
weekend at the Kent County Synchronised Championships. They sent a strong team
of nine members to compete against clubs from Erith, Hythe Aqua, Medway
Mermaids and Sevenoaks at Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury. The Faversham
girls each performed individual figure work which was then scored by
Emily Ing and Dervla Murphy, competing in the Grade 3 15-18
year category, were required to complete an Ariana, Barracuda spin 360 and
Albatross half twist. Emily’s grace and accuracy was rewarded with a brilliant
bronze medal and she received a super score of 33.4953. Fine figure work by Dervla
Murphy’s gained her a great 4th place with a score of 27.4190.
Nancy Neagle competed in the Novice section 12 & under
group. Her excellent execution of a Tub 360, Oyster and Stationary eggbeater
for 10 seconds placed her 5th with a score of 40.2223. Rachel May
scored an amazing 40.0890 and placed 6th. Great performances by
Florence Martel (score 38.3443) and Ruby Harrison (score 36.5667) placed them 9th and 11th respectively. All these Faversham girls were competing in
their first Kent Championships.
The girls in the Grade 2 13-15 years category were asked to
perform a Ballet Leg Single, Barracuda and Walkover Front. Eleisha Skinner’s
controlled perform was given a super score of 33.6140 and 10th place
with Abbey Sewell receiving a strong score of 27.2865 and finishing 11th.
The Grade 0 12 and under category required a Back Tuck
Somersault, Bent Knee Alternate and Fishtail Position. Lucy Horton performed
this well, received a score of 35.1829 and finished in 14th place.
Once all the individual figures had been completed the
Faversham Synchro team competed in the Combination Team Division 1 13-18 years.
Abbey Sewell, Dervla Murphy, Eleisha Skinner and Emily Ing performed an
artistic and perfectly synchronised routine to songs from the film Dirty
Dancing. Their hard work and preparation over the previous months was rewarded
as they earned a score of 47.8000 and a fabulous 5th place.
Head Coach, Rachel Ing was very proud of the performances of
all her Synchro team adding “I am so pleased with the girls’ achievements
especially with the limited training time that they have. All their hard work
has certainly paid off”
The next performance for the Synchro team will
be at Christmas and they are training hard in readiness for this.