A team of synchronised swimmers featuring several Tupton Hall students has secured sporting success at the Midlands Regional Synchro Championships.
The team, who represented Rykneld Synchronised Swimming Squad, achieved a silver medal for their routine, beating four other teams, at the competition in Walsall on 9 February.
The team was made up of Tupton Hall students Sophie Lanczak (Year 12), team captain Mia Hudson (Year 10) and Frances Archibald (Year 9) along with former pupil Rebekah Nash and three girls from St Mary's Catholic High School. Their coach and choreographer Alyssa Ward is also an ex-Tupton Hall student.
They train twice a week in the pool at Sharley Park Leisure Centre and most of the girls have been doing so for about 5 years. They had been practicing their silver-winning 3 and a half minute routine since August.
Team manager Sharon Hudson said: "The routine is incredibly strenuous and aerobic. Synchronised swimmers are second to long distance runners in aerobic capacity."
"The judges were hugely impressed with their timing and synchronicity, and the height of their lifts."
"I was so proud of them, both as a parent and as team manager. Their behaviour, team spirit and support for each other never fails to impress me and this competition was no exception."
Now the team have their sights set on national success and are in training for The Combo Cup in July which is held at the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Village.
Rykneld Synchronised Swimming Squad is made up of around 25 swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18-years-old.
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