Horsham girls make a splashat the Brighton Fringe Festival

A groupof girls from Horsham made a splash at the Brighton Fringe Festival when they took part in Synchro: The Final Frontier.

Monday, 2nd June 2014, 3:49 pm
Members of Horsham Flamingos Synchronised Swimming Club SUS-140522-160120001

Members of Horsham Flamingos Synchronised Swimming Club performed in a show staged by Brighton Swimming Club and Brighton Dolphin Synchro ‘to boldly go where no other swimmers have been!’

The nine-strong Horsham team, who train at Pavilions in the Park, performed an Avatar themed routine, complete with bespoke costumes made by Dancing on Ice costumier Rita Best and dramatic make up by Jo Best.

The girls - Jessie Best, Georgia Garman, Carman Goddard, Abbie Mellor, Jenny Spencer, Olivia Siwicka, Rachel McEvoy, Natalie McEvoy and Esme Allford, trained for many months under the guidance of coach Francesca Casagrande to achieve a stunning routine.

After the show Fran said: “This show was a fantastic opportunity to display our talented synchronised swimmers who already did exceptionally well in their first competition. I am very proud of them all and would like to thank all the helpers that made it possible.”

Horsham Flamingos is the first ever competitive synchro team in West Sussex. Four girls - Georgia, Carman, Abbie and Esme - recently flew the flag for the club at the ASA South East Region Novice Competition in Farnborough.

It is the first time a team from West Sussex has ever competed at synchronised swimming and the girls did themselves proud competing against much bigger, well established clubs like Reading Portsmouth and Rushmoor.

Another team of girls will compete in Reading next month.

Pictured above are SYNCHRO stars: (back left) Esme Allford, Jenny Spencer, Carman Goddard, Abbie Mellor, Georgia Garman, Olivia Siwicka, Jessie Best and (front left) Natalie and Rachel McEvoy, performed at Brighton Fringe Festival.

Report and picture contributed by Horsham Flamingos Synchronised Swimming Club.