We launched our synchro part of the club in February 2014, with the help of the then G.B Synchronised team.
At the World Down Syndrome Championships in Italy in 2012, Synchronised swimming was introduced in competition for the first time. The idea came to Pauline that as The Electric Eels already was a club for people with Down Syndrome why not introduce synchro. Having known The Reading Royals Synchronised Swimming Club for many years, she mentioned her idea to Di Hughes who is a synchro coach and ASA competitive judge. She was really interested and said she would help on Saturday evenings, and bring some synchro volunteers to help in the water. This part of the club runs straight after the swimming part of the club from 6.30-7.00pm at the moment.
As we are the only club in the country, we represent Great Britain at The Europeans and World Championships for people with Down’s Syndrome. We have been to The World championships in Italy, and Canada, and the Europeans in Paris. We have won medals at all of these championships, for write ups and pictures look at synchro & swimming success.
If you are interested in joining this part of the club please contact Pauline Walker Director of Swimming on 01628 600 536 or 07794 546 799.