Victoria trio earn England trials

Front row from left, Lucy Clanfield, Jade Stovell and Daisy Gunn, with their Portsmouth Victoria Synchronised Swimming Club team-mates

Front row from left, Lucy Clanfield, Jade Stovell and Daisy Gunn, with their Portsmouth Victoria Synchronised Swimming Club team-mates

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Three young Portsmouth synchronised swimmers have been selected for England age-group trials after impressing at the National Championships.

Lucy Clanfield, Jane Stovell and Daisy Gunn, from the Portsmouth Victory Swimming Club, have been invited to trials this weekend at Crystal Palace after impressing during individual events at the the ASA National Age Group Synchronised Swimming Championships.

Gunn finished a hugely-impressive ninth out of 126 competitors in the 12-and-under age-group figure competition.

Meanwhile, Stovell and Clanfield competed in the 13,14 and 15 age-group category, coming 10th and 17th respectively.

The national championships took place in Gloucester, with the entire Victory squad impressing.

The 12-and-under and 14-and-under competitive squads both produced fine displays over the two days of action to finish sixth in each of their age groups.

Under-12 competitive coach, Helen Morris, was delighted with how her young squad did.

‘The 12-and-under competitive team have had an exceptional weekend, with many swimmers improving their personal best scores in the figure competition as well as performing a brilliant swim as a team,’ said Morris.

‘They are a very young team with many swimmers staying in the 12-and-under squad for another one or two years which is extremely exciting looking forward to next year.’

Both the 12-and-under, and 19-and-under recreational teams also competed, with the younger of the two squads producing the club’s best result of the weekend by coming fourth.

Coach Heather Sanders said she was proud of her girls.

‘All the swimmers have improved leaps and bounds this year, especially in between multis and nationals,’ said Sanders.

Their fourth place at the National Age-group Championshipss was well deserved after an amazing swim.’

Portsmouth Victory are always looking for people who are interested in volunteering or trying out synchronised swimming.

If you are interested, email pvsc.info@gmail.com

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