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28th Jun, 2022

SWIMMING - Rugby Artistic Swimming Club celebrate medal success at Midlands Artistic Swimming Championships

RUGBY Artistic Swimming Club celebrated further medal success at the Midlands Artistic Swimming Championships for Senior and Masters level swimmers held at Walsall Gala Swimming and Fitness Centre.

Rugby brought home gold, silver and bronze medals in each competition category (Free and Technical) for their solo, duet and team routines in the Junior (under-15 years age group), Overall (under-18 years age group) and Masters (over-18 years age group) competitions.

In the Free Duet event, Rugby’s Masters pair Jagoda Czuplak and Ariane Sargent won gold for their routine while Mia Timothy and Sophie Lowe won silver.

Matilda John and India Townsend won bronze for their routine in the Junior age group – narrowly missing out on second place – and placed fourth in the Overall Free Duet competition.

Also winning an Overall bronze for Rugby was the Free Team consisting of Olivia Tyers, Lola Dudkowsky, Maisie Grinter, Bethany Clarke, Lili Carroll, Charlie Putt, Eve Howard, Sophie Thomas and reserves Emily Dakin and Poppy Williams for their ‘SUN’ routine.

In the Technical Solo event (where athletes are required to incorporate specific elements as part of their routine), Lola won gold while Olivia took bronze for her routine in the Junior age group with Lola winning silver and Olivia placing a fantastic fourth in the Overall Technical Solo competition.

Also winning an Overall silver for Rugby was the Technical Team consisting of Olivia, Lola, Maisie, Emily, Jessica Farndon, Poppy, Lili, Eve and reserves Sophie and Charlie for their ‘In The Heights’ routine.

Head Coach Hannah Secher said: “This was a great competition for the Senior Team to test out their new routines on their journey to the English Championships.

“Our Masters swimmers and select Junior athletes did a great job and showed real progress in their performances. It was great to take away so many medals across the events and age groups.

“It was a great learning experience for all, having missed out on so much competition due to Covid restrictions over the past two years.”

Anyone feeling inspired to try artistic swimming in Rugby can contact Head Coach Hannah Secher at rugbysynchro.headcoach@gmail.com

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