Bramcote Swimming Club’s AquaStars, the synchronised swimming team aged 12 and under called Team Pokemon, won bronze a the first National Combo Cup competition, held at Manchester Aquatics Arena.
This is the first national age-group podium placement for a club from the East Midlands since 2000.
Aquastars, for swimmers aged eight to 16, is now the biggest synchronised swimming club in the East Midlands and they are based at Bramcote Swimming Club.
Synchronised swimming, or synchro for short, is an Olympic sport which combines athleticism with grace in the water.
Synchro requires great strength, endurance, flexibility, artistry, precision, as well as exceptional breath control when upside down under water.
Synchronised swimmers build their stamina similar to speed swimmers, they get to choreograph routines like dancers, performing in team routines.
Team Pokemon member, Rebecca Booth-Pryce, aged 12, said: “We just all focused, not on winning but doing the best we can, so that we wouldn’t let the team down.
“We’ve all worked really hard on the routine with Lenka and the coaches, who’ve made it fun, but it’s been hard work.”
BSC Aquastars compete at Local, Regional and National level and the team is always looking for support and experience.
To find out more info visit the website http://www.aquastarssynchro.com