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Synchronised champs end on high note

The SA Level 1 and 2 Regional Synchronised Swimming Championships finished on a high note with the solo, duet and trio routines taking place in Cape Town at the weekend.

In the Level 1 competition, the Piranhas club took the overall top position in the Trio performance, scoring 39.000 ahead of the Hurricanes club with 34.333 and the Barracudas with 32.500.

In the Under-10 age group, Alexia Velde (Aquanova) claimed her third gold medal when she scored a high 39.986 in the solo round, with Lenka Bronn in second (34.727) and Mia Sartini-Kruger in third (33.276).

Piranhas’ Emlynn Spogter was once again on top of the U12 solo group with 43.478 points and was followed by the Hurricanes’ Amaarah Cornish (39.172) and Ayesha Allom (37.672).

Britney Fischer continued her good form in the U14 category, finishing with 38.102 points. Aquanova’s Celine Barnard and Kera Reynolds came in second and third with 35.701 and 35.572 respectively.

Aquabear’s Taryn Bosch and Lara Domoney scooped the gold in the U16 and U19 categories with 43.518 and 36.297 respectively.

The duet finals U12 event was won by Amaarah Cornish and Donne Hooper (20.667) while the U14 gold was claimed by Britney Fischer and Emlynn Spogter (22.333) and the U19 title going to Taryn Bosch and Lara Domoney (20.167).

The day two Level 2 side of the competition saw a great return for Chloe Elgar in the U10 Solo event, winning her second gold with 39.435 points ahead of PEA’s Lemeez Browne (39.393) and Aquabear team-mate Kaitlyn Doms (38.524)

The U14 and U19 solo competitions were won by the Aquabear’s Nina Smith (47.759) and Francis le Roux (45.740), while Jess Holing bagged her second gold in the U12 event, winning with a high 47.987. Later on in the evening, Smith and Richelle Tison topped the U14 Duet finals, scoring 47.667.

In the duet finals, the ladies from the Aquabear club (Kaitlyn Doms and Chloe Elgar) showed their talent, winning the event with 38.667 points, while PEL’s Taegan van Zyl and Kyra Jacobs brought home the U12 gold.