Gemma Yates Award for Endeavour presented to Alex Ellerington

Alex Ellerington was awarded a very special award at the Synchronised Swimming National Championships this weekend. The Gemma Yates Award for endeavour. This award is presented to a swimmer who has overcome difficulties and yet continues to give 100% to synchronised swimming. The award was presented to Alex by Mr and Mrs Yates. The trophy is awarded in memory of Gemma, who swam for Walsall SSC. She represented England and had been selected to compete in the Junior Europeans before sadly passing away at the age of 16.

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Alex has been a member of Rushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club since 2013.