On Sunday 2nd September, as part of the "Edinburgh Festival of Sport" the Edinburgh Synchronised Swimming Club put on a Come and Try session at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in their normal training time. This was well attended with 34 youngsters wishing to trial out. The Senior swimmers at Edinburgh Synchro led an activity and the trialists moved around the groups. They tried sculling, strokes, skills, eggbeater, and an entry. They also saw a solo by Edie Turner, the Scottish Synchro Swimmer of the Year, and a team event by all the girls involved in their coaching.
The girls were then offered 1 of 3 options: 1 to continue with Stroke development classes: 2 to attend the Edinburgh Leisure Synchro session or :3 to join the Synchro Club. The following week we had 25 new swimmers who we put through their paces and these swimmers are being given a 4 week trial.
Scottish Clubs Competition
Congratulations to Fife Synchro Swimming Club's senior team who won a Bronze medal in the Scottish Clubs Competition held at Kirkcaldy on the 9th June. Their duet of Annabel and Robyn were also 3rd.
The other East team, Edinburgh Synchro were placed 3rd overall. Well done to all.
Edinburgh girls and coaches helped out at a “come & try” at Grangemouth pool which was very successful. On the back of this there is hopefully a new club being set up within the Falkirk area to be run by Julie Macdonald-Simpson.
The East District took a bus load of competitors to Buckie for the Inter-District competition. Congratulations to the girls in the skill/recreational level 3,4 & 5 competition who managed to retain the Elizabeth Hamilton trophy. The skill/recreational level 1 & 2 performed well however narrowly missed out to the West District on this occasion. Well done to all the girls who took part.
The Olympic qualifier for synchronised swimming took place at the Aquatics centre in London and Margo was very privileged to be involved as a volunteer at this event. It was a great experience as she was able to witness the training of some of the best synchronised swimmers in the world at this event and also managed to get tickets to see the free Duets and the free teams.
The Edinburgh club has moved back into the Commonwealth pool for training on a Sunday tea-time and also on a Tuesday early morning.
Fife Synchronised swimming club have also acquired more training time at Carnegie pool on a Sunday tea-time.
Both clubs are training hard for the up coming Scottish Clubs Championships to be held at Kirkcaldy pool on the 9th June 2012.
Irene Glen of Fife synchronised swimming club will be an Olympic Torch Relay bearer in Bridge of Allan on this day. We wish her well with this and give our support.