Scottish Club Championships – September 2019

The club had another fantastic competition last weekend at the Scottish Club Championships in Inverness. Almost the whole club was there to compete and contributed to the points total to regain the Mary Black Rosebowl Synchronised Swimming Club Championship trophy.
The competition started with solos, with Niamh, Cara and Mae competiting. They placed fifth, sixth and ninth respectively.
Louise competed in the Masters Solo event for the first time and showed everyone that she had not lost any of her synchro skills. She won the event and won the Christine Margaret Houston Trophy.
In the duet section the club entered the maximum of five and Cara and Niamh won the bronze medal.
Our other duets came fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth, out of 13.

In the free team event clubs may enter one free team for each age group. This is the only event where a minimum grade is required. However, all age groups swim against each other. Edinburgh entered its 13-15 and Junior teams. The Junior team only had four members so automatically received a 2 point penalty (0.5 points per swimmer under 8). Both teams swam brilliantly, with the 13-15 team winning silver and the Junior team bronze.

The main event of the competition is the Combination teams and consisted of 11 teams. Edinburgh entered five teams, from the most experienced swimmers to our beginner team.

Edinburgh A won gold with their last ever performance of their Back to the Future routine. Edinburgh B won bronze with their Wallace & Gromit routine. Edinburgh C came 5th, Edinburgh D 8th and Edinburgh E 10th.
The swimmers and volunteers were delighted to win the trophy for the second year running. What a brilliant end to the year. All the hard work put in this year by all the swimmers and volunteers, both on poolside and beyond, contributed to the win. Congratulations!
Full results are here.
Videos of all the Edinburgh routines are here.