Emma Harvey and Fiona Whiting narrowly missed achieving a medal for their duet in the British Synchronised Swimming Championships in Gloucester, 22nd – 24th April.After the technical duet on the 22nd April they were lying in bronze medal position; however, they then slipped to overall fifth place on 24th April after the free routine. Fiona also entered the solo event, finishing 10th overall.
Congratulations to Aidan Doherty who travelled to Hong Kong recently after he was chosen to represent the Philippines at the Invitational Hong Hong 2011 meet. There were participating teams from Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Shanghai. Aidan swam in the 50 breast, 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 free and in 2 relays. Many congratulations to Aidan - we wish him continued success with his swimming
On Saturday, Barnet Copthall swimmers said goodbye to coach Andrew Swanston who is leaving the cold of England (well, OK, it's boiling hot this weekend but that's not normal) for the heat of Spain. Andrew has been with Barnet Copthall for many years, firstly as a very successful swimmer - he was a 1500m specialist and still holds the Men's 800m and 1500m club records - and, for the last few years, as a coach.