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Promoting the development of ALL aquatic disciplines throughout the Gloucester County region

Gloucester County swimmer and club pick up National Awards

November 13, 2017

National Awards

City of Bristol Aquatics are delighted that Kate Shortman has been awarded Swim England Performance Athlete of the Year - Synchro, at the Awards held in Birmingham University, Great Hall. Kate was the youngest (aged 15) competitor in a 32 strong field at the World Championships in Budapest. She reached the Solo Free final finishing in 12th place. This result sees Kate as this first British Synchronised Swimmer to qualify for a World Championship final since 2013. Kate is away training and was unable to be at the ceremony. Her award was collected by her proud Dad, Mick.

At the Awards Ceremony City of Bristol Aquatics also received the runner up award in the category - Swim England Club of the Year. Over the last 18 months COB volunteers and coaches have merged three Clubs to form City of Bristol Aquatics and secured the pooltime to provide 3 Performance pathways - Swimming, Synchronised Swimming and Waterpolo. The Club also partners with a Network of 6 Swimming Clubs - Backwell, Keynsham, Bath Dolphin, Bristol Penguins, Soundwell and Calne Alpha to share and develop best practice and provide performance training opportunities.  Work is underway to develop a Pathway for Swimmers with a Disability with funding secured from local organisations. COB are very grateful for the support received from Swim England's Emily Taylor and Lindsay Dunn

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