SWIMMING - Rugby Artistic Swimming Club claim 10 medals at Regional Age Groups Competition - The Rugby Observer

SWIMMING - Rugby Artistic Swimming Club claim 10 medals at Regional Age Groups Competition

RUGBY Artistic Swimming Club won 10 medals at the Regional Age Groups Competition claiming seven gold’s and three silver’s.

The annual regional event was hosted by Braunstone Leisure Centre in Leicester with Lola Huett taking individual gold in the under-12 age group

And Rugby’s Team America and Team Disco won gold in the Division One 15 and under category and Division Two 13-15 category respectively with the latter scoring 58.6 overall to finish well ahead of their competitors.

Rugby’s Team Aladdin took silver in Division One whilst Dream Girls also won silver in Division Two of the 15-18 category for a confident and upbeat routine.

And Huett claimed another solo gold in the afternoon session before joining with Kitty Tyers also to win gold in the duet in the 12 and under category.

There was also success for Aaron Lee and Keva Ennis who won gold in the mixed duet 12 and under category with Matilda John and India Townsend claiming silver in the 13-15 age group.

And the latter part of the event saw the free teams performances which combined with the figure scores to determine position and final placing.

Rugby won gold in the under-12 category and silver for their 13-15 free team who delivered outstanding performances under pressure after a long day of competition.

The Regional Age Groups Competition is an annual event in each region with the aim of bringing local talent together within artistic swimming to compete in specific age categories including teams, duets and solos.

And the first part of the event involves individual participants being scored on their ‘figures’ which are individual moves performed in the water judged by a qualified panel.

Head Coach Hannah Secher said: “I am really pleased with how the whole club performed, supported each other and showed progress.

“This is the first competition of the season and is a great way to try out new routines, gain experience and set goals for the rest of the season ahead.”

Rugby Artistic Swimming are entering a busy period for the club with Regional Junior and Senior Championships and Master’s as well as Swim England National Age Groups approaching over the next month.

Anyone feeling inspired to try artistic swimming in Rugby can contact Head Coach Hannah Secher at [email protected].

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