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Synchronised swimmers put on a show for Bay of Plenty

Monday, June 17, 2019

Twenty-five swimmers from Tauranga Synchro put on a show for the Bay of Plenty in early this month at the North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships in Tauranga on June 8 and 9.

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The athletes battled it out in the event which attracted around 100 athletes from around the North Island.

Head coach Lara Teixeira Cianciarulo, a three time Olympian, said the secret to the club’s success is teamwork. “We have a big sense of team in this club.

"In stressful competitions like these, the older more experienced girls support the younger ones. And everyone is always on the sidelines cheering each other on. It’s an amazing sport to be part of.”

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The Baywave-based club once again showed their dominance in the sport with a medal in every event entered at the North Island Synchronised Swimming Championships. They won 10 gold, three silver and three bronze medals for their solo, duet and team performances across the various age groups and categories. The club added another two golds in the figures competition, and a gold and silver in the school competition.

“It was an amazing competition for Tauranga,” Lara said. “Everyone worked so well and it all came together on the day. Our athletes worked hard and deserve all their success.”

Tauranga Synchro is always on the lookout for new swimmers to join their growing club. Beginners train at Baywave every Saturday morning during term-time. Enquiries always welcome. Contact Jo on 027 543 1697, or visit Tauranga Synchro's website or Facebook page @taurangasynchroNZ.

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