In a momentous triumph for the City of Leeds, the Synchronised Swimming Club has secured the title of national champions for the very first time in the club’s illustrious history. Demonstrating their unparalleled skills and unrivalled determination, the club clinched first place in the Swim England National Combo Cup held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
The highly anticipated team event witnessed the participation of an impressive ensemble of 50 swimmers representing the city of Leeds. Throughout the competition, the club showcased their exceptional talents and marked their presence with outstanding performances in all five events, thus securing a well-deserved medal in each category.
As the curtains closed on the event, the City of Leeds Synchronised Swimming Club emerged triumphant, adorned with three gold medals, one silver, and one bronze. Their extraordinary achievement culminated in them claiming the coveted Combo Cup trophy, amassing an impressive 42 points and maintaining a comfortable nine-point lead over second-placed Rugby.
The City of Leeds Synchronised Swimming Club caters to swimmers of all levels, ranging from beginners to international athletes. It stands as a testament to the city’s commitment to aquatic training schemes and is a shining example of the success achieved through Leeds City Council’s support.
Leeds City Council boasts one of the most esteemed aquatic training programs in Great Britain, encompassing the Synchro, Swimming, and Diving teams. This program has consistently produced an impressive number of athletes who have gone on to excel in world-class and national performance and talent programs, surpassing the achievements of any other aquatic program.
The recent triumph at the Swim England National Combo Cup serves as a testament to the comprehensive pathway offered by Active Leeds. It highlights the clear route from a child’s first swimming lesson to potential Olympic success, underscoring the commitment of Active Leeds to nurture young talent in Leeds.
Councillor Salma Arif, executive member for adult social care, public health and active lifestyles, said,
“I would like to offer a huge congratulations to the 50 swimmers, support staff and coaches who brought home the national championship for Leeds. This victory continues the winning success we have seen across all of the aquatics training schemes in recent years and is a real testament to the hard work of all the athletes, coaches and Active Leeds staff.
“As a council we are extremely proud of all our aquatic squads and it is fantastic to be able to continue supporting their success in swimming pools across Yorkshire, Great Britain and the World.”
Deanne Ward, head coach, City of Leeds Synchronised Swimming Training Scheme, said,
“Winning the Swim England National Combo Cup is a historic achievement for our club, county & region.
“The athletes trained so hard every session and their confidence has grown incredibly throughout this process. Every routine scored a personal best and I, as head coach couldn’t be prouder of the things we have achieved as a club- all our dedication and hard work has paid off!”
The City of Leeds Synchronised Swimming Club’s ascent to the summit of national synchronised swimming stands as a remarkable milestone, etching their names in the annals of sporting history. With their extraordinary achievement, they have not only brought glory to themselves but also brought immense pride to the City of Leeds, Yorkshire, Great Britain, and the wider world of synchronised swimming.