The Hemel Hempstead-based Dacorum Synchronised Swimming Club (DSSC) have competed nationally for the first time.
The National Swim England Artistic Swimming Combo Cup 2022 competition was held on Saturday July 2, at the London Aquatics Centre.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented the event taking place since 2019, so all the athletes were delighted with the chance to get back in the pool and compete.
DSSC performed extremely well, coming 6th in their category, Division One, 13-18 years, out of a total of 14 teams competing. Their team of seven swimmers scored an impressive 53.1333.
Team coach Emma Chapman said: ‘The team worked really hard on their routine, which incorporated various challenging elements. It was an amazing experience for the team to compete at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park pool and to gain 6th place was outstanding.”
The club is run by Head Coach Lajos Fazekas, who commented ‘I am immensely proud of the team, going from strength to strength this year, recently winning 2nd place (Silver) at the East Regional competition (13-18 years category) in June. So, I had every confidence that they would do well at the National event.’