WA Synchronised Swimming makes its mark in QLD!
46 Synchronised Swimmers flew home to Perth from Queensland yesterday having competed in this year’s Hancock Prospecting Australian & Open Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships over the Easter Weekend.
The athletes from our two local clubs, SupaNova and West Coast Splash returned triumphant, bringing home a total of 76 medals across several disciplines including, solo, duet, masters, team and free combination.
This annual event marks the pinnacle of the Synchronised Swimming season across Australia, with elite athletes attending from each state and welcoming international competitors, this year from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Philippines.
Despite a massive effort, WA narrowly lost the overall Club Championship Title to The Gold Coast Mermaids, so sights will already be set on claiming it back for WA in 2019!
Both clubs will be enjoying a few days to rest and celebrate before a new season commences and athletes begin training new routines, but you can see some synchro moves in action during the school holidays at our ‘Come and Try’ Synchro sessions.
Interesting facts about this year’s event…
The 2018 National Championships was the largest Synchronised Swimming event to date held in Australia
240 competitors participated.
International athletes were welcomed from Singapore, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand and The Philippines.
A FINA evaluator from Canada was in attendance.
The action took place at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre.
Synchronised Swimmers shared the facilities with the Australian National Swimming Team, as they undertook final their final training preparations ahead of The Commonwealth Games, commencing today (4th April 2018)
During the competition, it was officially announced that 6 WA synchronised swimmers have been selected onto the Australian National Squad, along with 2 coaches from WA (Congratulations!!)
SynchroWA are incredibly proud of the huge effort made by all the competitors, officials and volunteers who journeyed across to The Sunshine State to showcase our sport – and the hard work of our athletes at this important competition.
We extend our sincere thanks to everyone involved who contributed to make this competition such a huge success – with special thanks to Queensland Synchro for hosting.
We’re still waiting for official confirmation, but 2019 should see us in Sydney, before the National Competition returns to Perth in 2020.