Knottingley swimmers in outstanding form

The competition was hosted by Kingfishers at their home pool Knottingley. The entire Kingfishers squad is pictured with head coach Abbie (left) and coach Charlotte (right).
The competition was hosted by Kingfishers at their home pool Knottingley. The entire Kingfishers squad is pictured with head coach Abbie (left) and coach Charlotte (right).

Knottingley-based Synchronised Swimming Club The Kingfishers made a splash in their autumn competition with every member of the squad coming home with at least one medal.

The competition, hosted by Kingfishers at their home pool Knottingley, was attended by clubs from all over the North East, including from as far afield as Gateshead and Chesterfield.

The competition was fierce but the local club did incredibly well with medals for everyone in the two team events as well as several individual solo and duet medals.

In the solo categories, Natalie Stevenson-Quayle took gold in the skill three section and her teammate Saskia Seddon took silver in the skill two section.

In duets, Kingfishers took two out of the three medals in the skill two category with swimmers Faye Burnley and Stephanie Howson winning gold and Fern Burnley and Melissa Potts keeping it in the club – and family - with a bronze.

Alexandra Finn and Darcy Irwin won silver in the grade one category.

Both the junior and senior teams did well in their team routine events.

The junior team of Alexandra Finn, Darcy Irwin, Anna Ryton and Jessica Wood took silver in the grade one and below category while the senior team - Anna Bailey, Faye Burnley, Fern Burnley, Stephanie Howson, Eve Peckett, Jasmine Potts, Melissa Potts and Saskia Seddon - gained bronze against very stiff competition.

Abbie Linley, head coach at Kingfishers, said: “Synchronised swimming is a fabulous sport and I am so proud of our success.

“We are always looking for new swimmers – it’s a great way to keep fit and have fun.”

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