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2013 Archive 



2013 Swimmers of the Month:

Dec 2013 - Danielle Cooper

Nov 2013 - Pippa Schulp

Oct 2013 - Lara Hockin

Sept 2013 - Maggie Horos

July/Aug 2013 - none

June 2013 - Ella Watson

May 2013 - Deniz Clow

April 2013 - Jorja Brown

March 2013 - Fran Cast

Feb 2013 - Emma Carpenter

Jan 2013 - Imogen Smith




Louise Woolley got engaged to Elliott Ross on Sunday 10th November 2013. “We wish you both the best for the future (wedding 2014).”



Masters  Championships  - 9 November 2013

TEAM: April Poulter, Debbie Carpenter, Emma Adams, Emma Cole, Hannah Cole, Hayley Cornick, Holly Ramskir, Leonie Kearn, Louise Woolley, Sarah Dunford.

Rushmoor Masters 2013 team winning GOLD

Masters 2013 - Louise winning GOLD

Louise dominated for the second year running at the Masters Synchronised Swimming Championships 2013 in Telford, winning the technical and free solo events in her age group. Looking strong in her technical solo, taking the win in the 20-29yrs age category with a score of 70.750 pts. Louise showed complete control, making use of the enre pool with fluid transitions between figures and good height out of the water.

Louise's free roune saw her claim 70.526 pts – almost 10 points clear of her rivals. This, combined with her technical score, gave her a cumulative result of 141.279 to beat her own total at the event last year.

Masters 2013 - April finishing 6th
April came 6th with 63.125 pts in her technical solo and 61.888 pts in her free roune giving April a cumulative result of 125.013.

Louise and April took GOLD in the 20-29yrs age group duets with 66.125 in their tech duet and 69.388 in their free duet giving them a cumulative result of 135.513 - 6.837 points clear of 2nd place Seymour.

The 20-34yrs technical and free team took GOLD scoring 63.375 and 64.701 respectively for an overall score of 128.076.

They also won gold in the 20+ years combination team event.

Click here for the full results.

Masters 2013 team

National Age groups - 29 Nov - 1 Dec 2013


13/14- Danielle Cooper finished 9th and swam the routine to “Song Bird”
Coached by Carolyn MacDonald.

15/16/17  - Lara Hockin finished 6th and swam the routine to “Harry Potter” Coached by Carolyn MacDonald.


13/14 - Danielle Cooper and Zoe James finished 3rd winning BRONZE and swam the routine to “Hunger Games, Robin Hood”
Coached by Debbie Carpenter.

- Milly Grinham and Megan Randall finished 6th and swam the routine to “Antz” Coached by Carolyn MacDonald and Louise Woolley.

15/16/17  - Emma Carpenter and Lara Hockin finished 2nd winning SILVER and swam the routine to “Inception”originally cut for Robyn Bignell & Lucy Hockin.


12&U rec. finished 7th and swam the routine to “Hero”:
Abi Garner, Amy Wilshaw, Charlotte Reed, Georgia Pheby, Grace Andrews, Izzy Bacon, Jess Bosworth, Magdalena Horos, Tara McManus, Thea Schirvanian, res: Charlie Trigg, Deniz Clow.
Coached by Sam Tomlinson and Hayley Cornick.

NAGs 12&U rec team

19&U rec. finished 6th and swam the routine to a compilation of “War of the Worlds, Chariots of Fire, Jump, Rocky”: Frankie Sole, Georgia Lockey, Lucy Abel, Molly Gilliland, Natasha Early, Phoebe Johns, Pippa Schulp, Rachel Walton.
Coached by Kate Sole and Sonia Dembinska.

NAGs 19&U team


12&U comp. finished 6th and swam the routine to “Wall  and Gromit”:
Carys Morgan, Chloe Williams, Ella Rose, Freya Thomson, Karen Hibberd, Zayna Gallacher, Zelah Poole.
Coached by Louise Woolley and Mitch (assisting).

NAGs 12&U comp team


13/14 finished 3rd winning BRONZE and swam the routine to “Call of Duty”:
Celina Dembinska-Kenner, Danielle Cooper, Megan Randall, Milly Grinham, Zoe James.
Coached by Debbie Carpenter and Jenny Forsyth.

NAGs 2013 13/14 Team



15/16/17 finished 2nd winning  SILVER  and swam the routine to a combination of “Clocks”: Chloe Thickett, Ella Watson, Emma Carpenter, Hannah James, Lara Hockin, Leila Vickers.
Coached by Carolyn MacDonald and Louise Woolley.

NAGs 2013 15/16/17 Team

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Jenna Randall - October 2013 

Rushmoor's very own Jenna Randall had the younger end of the Club excited during September and October. We were very fortunate to have Jenna helping out our coaches with figures on a Tuesday night up until she left for Montreal for training at the end of October. On 2nd January 2014, she jets out to Las Veges to join the "O"Cirque du Soleil show.

Tuesday Club night - Jenna Randall with Rushmoor Swimmers 

  All change in the GB Senior squad - Summer 2013

It's been a summer of change in the GB Senior squad as many of the athletes retired after the 2013 FINA Worlds.This included Rushmoor's very own Jenna Randall, Asha Randall, Vicky Lucass and Olivia Federici.


Following on from the selection for the new GB Senior squad held over the summer, we are extremely proud to say that the new GB squad of nine swimmers consists of an unbelieveable six Rushmoor swimmers!


These swimmers are:


Jorja Brown

Amy Campbell

Jodie Cowie

Emily Randall

Hannah Randall

Imogen Smith


The whole Club is bursting with pride as these swimmers have been focused, determined and worked so hard to achieve their goal of being part of the GB Senior squad.


Well done swimmers - you will be missed at club so come back and visit us!



Jodie and Amy



The photo above shows Amy and Jodie competing for Rushmoor


Race for Life - June 2013

Who says synchro swimmers can't run? Some of our swimmers have proved they can by taking part in the Race for Life 5k race recently. The swimmers did themselves proud by organising their entry and raising over £400.

The swimmers that took part were (left to right in the photo below) Georgia Lockey, Frankie Sole, Emelie Langdon, Molly Gilliland, Emma Carpenter and Phoebe Johns. One of our ex-swimmers and current coach, Charlotte Langley was due to run but had to pull out due to work commitments.

Well done to all for completing the race and raising so much money for a fantastic cause!

Racing For Life


  British Championships, Sheffield -    13-14 April 2013

Champs with Asha

Well.......what a weekend! The swimmers have had an amazing weekend competing at the British Championships in Sheffield. Here's the unofficial update.

We narrowly missed out on the gold medal in the combination team competition. Bristol took the gold with a score of 71.280 and we took the silver with 71.240. Our swimmers had a fantastic swim and considering Bristol had 3 of their swimmers return from the GB senior squad to compete, our girls more than held their own. It was an incredible routine swim.

The duet competition saw another strong Rushmoor display. Charlotte and Antonina pulled it out the bag at just the right time and ranked 6th in the tech duet competition. A fantastic achievement as the routine was choreographed by the girls themselves.

Jorja and Emily went into the free duet competition with a strong lead from the tech duet routine but didn't go into the free duet swim complacent. They gave a superb swim taking the gold medal scoring 139.100. Second place going to Reading with 135.830.

The solo competition was another display of Rushmoor strength. Georgina overcame her demons to compete in the tech solo competition. Considering how nervous she was, it was a beautiful routine to watch and you would never have known she was so nervous.

Emily took away the bronze medal from the tech and free solo competition with 2 excellent swims which we now come to expect from Emily!

Jorja came out of 'solo retirement' - taking gold in the tech and free solo competition with a score of 139.390. Two points clear of the swimmer in second place.

And now to the main event of the weekend; the competition for the title of British Champions and the Redwood Trophy - the team gave the performance of their life with the tech team swim and went into the free team competition with a narrow lead of 0.200 (Rushmoor 67.000 and Bristol in second place with 66.800). The team held their nerve and swam their hearts out - taking the gold, the Redwood trophy and the title of British Champions AGAIN with an overall score of 137.930. Nearly 2 clear points clear of Reading in second place and Bristol in third. Well done swimmers!

The club's committee would like to thank all the supporters, judges, coaches and team managers for making it another successful competition - not just in the medals the swimmers won but in the atmosphere - there was a real team spirit with everyone supporting each other throughout the whole weekend; just what being part of Rushmoor is all about.

The full results can be found on the results page within this website.

We are once again officially the British Champions and the best club in the country!

 Click here for the full results.

Hampshire Young Sportswoman of the Year 2013


One of our very own swimmers, Imogen Smith has recently been nominated for this fantastic award and was invited to attend the Awards evening at Southampton Football Club.


Imogen was pipped at the post by the Chelsea ladies goalkeeper who won the award but Imogen did a great job presenting herself and the sport of synchro at the event.


Many of the regions Olympians were there so Imogen was in great company.


Well done Imogen on your nomination - we are all extremely proud of you!





Louise takes Synchro into our Schools

Our Development Coach, Louise Woolley would like to increase the size of the club and make synchro well known to the general population.

Following the popularity of the Olympics, the new school year is an ideal time to go into schools and tell pupils a bit about synchro in the hope that people will be interested enough to join.

If you'd like a talk about synchro done at your school or think that it's something your teachers would like, please contact Louise at: with the name of your school and the name of a suitable teacher (head teacher, head of PE or form teacher) and she will take it from there.



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