Thursday, 13 December 2018

New recruits impress during fund-raising performance

SWIMMERS from Henley Synchronised Swimming Club took part in an event to help raise the profile and funding to the

SWIMMERS from Henley Synchronised Swimming Club took part in an event to help raise the profile and funding to the King’s Meadow Baths.

Henley were one of five local clubs that were invited to take part at the event at the Edwardian swimming baths in Reading.

Diver Chris Mears, who made it to the finals of the London 2012 Olympics, started the evening with a stylish routine before Henley’s swimmers took to the water.

Poppy Gray and Stephanie Ridge began with their duet, keeping good time in spite of their music being stopped three-quarters of the way through.

One of the club’s youngest swimmers, Alexandra Turner, who only joined Henley in January last year, performed a routine to Mamma Mia. Marion Burnichon, another 2012 recruit, entertained the crowd with her solo to Finding Nemo. Following this there were further demonstrations from other clubs before the water polo team invited all swimmers into the water to try out the sport. Henley took to the water once more after the break and started the session with their U12 routine from last year with the Muppet Theme. This was followed by the U15, U16 and U17 team who performed their routine to Tron.

Amelia Jones swam her solo routine to Friend Like Me from Aladdin, which she had choreographed by herself.

Henley finished off with the finale routine with 13 members of the club swimming together to Mews. Next up were the Reading and Caversham Underwater Hockey clubs.

The divers finished the evening with another display of air acrobatics.

Henley Syncronised Swimming Club is currently training at The Oratory pool but will be returning to Henley Sports Centre on Thursdays and Sundays starting after half term (February 21). New members are invited to attend.

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