And the Winner is...
Everyone at Kingston Synchro has worked so hard in the last year, and it’s
important to make sure we’re recognising that hard work with the legendary trophies!
For those that missed the AGM – here’s what went down.
The Arianne Curry Endeavour Award
This award is open to swimmers of all ages and is judged by Kingston Synchro’s coaching team. The award this year went to Katie Wallace from the Dolphin team, here’s what
the judges had to say... Katie joined Dolphin this time last year after her previous group disbanded, knowing no one in the group Katie quickly formed relationships and worked hard to prove herself
with her peers. After only being in the team for a matter of months Katie achieved her ASA Stage 8 award in synchronised swimming. Katie always works very hard and has excellent attendance across
sessions which was rewarded when she placed 3rd in the Middlesex Regional Championships (her first every competition!)
The Harden Cup
This award is open for junior swimmers only, and is chosen by our Lead Coach Jenny Batten, and Head Development Coach Collette Crow. This year Collette and Jenny selected Livy
Crow from our Aurora group to take home the prize. Livy took home a gold medal for her figure performance at the Middlesex Synchronised Swimming Championships, securing regional press
coverage in the Wimbledon Guardian. Not only does Livy shine at competitions, but her commitment to the sport is impressive – turning up to every single skills session despite often being the only
swimmer to attend.
The Presidents Cup
This cup is chosen by Kingston Synchro’s 2016 Club Captains Acantha Edwards and Eliza Bell. This year they decided to award Katie
Wallace with this cup. They have been impressed with Katie’s quick progression in the sport, they were very proud of her representation of Kingston Synchro at the Middlesex competition
and feel that she is “one to watch” in the club (no pressure Katie).
Abbott Challenge Cup
A slight change from previous years, this cup used to be awarded to the swimmer in 5th place for the number of competition points. However this year our Chairperson Lou has decided to award it as
recognition to the newly appointed Vice Captain of 2017 – congratulations Katie Wallace (do you have enough mantel piece for these
Also changed from last year this cup used to be awarded to the swimmer in 4th place. It is being awarded to the newly appointed Kingston Synchro Club Captain as recognition for being elected.
Congratulations Eliza Bell, your commitment to the club does not go unnoticed and we’re all really grateful.
Swimmer of the Year:
The swimmer of the year awards are calculated based on the number of points won for the club at various competitions throughout the 2016-2017 season.
Swimmer of The Year 3rd Place – The Vera Offer
Cup: Katie Holland
Swimmer of the Year 2nd Place – Roy Judd Memorial
Cup: Rach Stevens
Swimmer of the Year 1st Place – Joint Louise Chambers
& Laura Gee
Now for the most special of our awards… the Silver Life Buoy.
This is chosen by our President Shirley for outstanding contribution to the Club over the previous year. The winner of this award has taken on a huge number of new swimmers, pushing herself and
others to create new ideas for her groups and the wider club. Her dedication to Kingston Synchro is undeniable, she gives up an awful lot of her own time to ensure that her groups are nurtured and
taught to the highest possible standard. Thank you Lis Holland for all of your hard work.
Well done to all our swimmers and coaches for another fantastic year of
competitions, showcases and gruelling training sessions! We look forward to seeing who’ll win these awards next year