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Bay to host largest North Island synchronised swimming champs

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Baywave Aquatic Centre will have a touch of glamour this weekend as the North Island’s best synchronised swimmers gather for the upcoming North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships.

Around 100 athletes from seven clubs will compete in what will be the largest North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships ever held. Athletes will show off their strength, flexibility and aerobic endurance in a variety of Solo, Duet and Team routines.

Among them will be Tauranga Synchro’s team of 27 girls led by their new Head Coach Lara Teixeira Cianciarulo.

“Tauranga is a great place to be a synchronised swimmer,” says Tauranga Synchro Chair Shirley Hooper.

“We have a lot of talented swimmers who have the opportunity to grow into world-class athletes under the guidance of all our talented coaches.”

The North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships promises to be great entertainment for all.

“It’s a beautiful sport to come and watch,” says Lara. “It’s a mixture of swimming, gymnastics and ballet performed to music with glamorous costumes. But behind it all is hard work, great teamwork and a lot of fun!”

The best viewing times for the public will be Saturday 10 June after 3pm and Sunday 11 June after 9.30am.

Tauranga Synchro is always on the lookout for new swimmers to join their growing club. Beginners train at 9am at Baywave every Saturday morning during term time.

Enquiries always welcome, contact Jo on 027 543 1697 or find the club on Facebook here.

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