I’ve made this "go fund me page" to help raise money for the Electric Eels synchro team, we are hoping to raise enough money for us coaches and our swimmers to go to Canada to compete in the World Swimming & Synchro Championships. Let me tell you a little bit about our team!
Electric Eels is the first club in Great Britain to have a synchronised swimming team for people with Down's Syndrome. So we represent Great Britain. Our team is made up 3 swimmers and 5 coaches, our 3 swimmers are called Henry, Vivian and Molly they all compete as soloist and Molly and Vivian also compete as a duet. Molly's solo is choreographed by Amy Rothwell, Viviana's solo choreographed by Sophie Wulfinghoff, Henry’s Solo choreographed by Izzy Rastall and the Duet Choreographed by Jenny Bates and Natalya Furneaux. We also have the help of the Pauline Walker who is the founder of Electric Eels and Diana Hughes a synchro coach.
In 2016 our duet consisting of Molly and Vivian had the amazing chance to go to the Trisome Games in Italy. The duet did an incredible performance and came home with the silver medal. After the Trisome Games in Italy we decided to that it would be great to add soloist into the mix, so at the beginning of 2017 we began one on one coaching with our 3 soloists teaching them the correct skills and elements needed in their routines. We spent months training to perfect routines ready for the European Swimming and Synchronised Swimming Championships in Paris. During our time in Paris we did lots of swim throughs and land drills preparing our swimmers for competition day. On competition day getting to watch our swimmers perform, was just the most overwhelming and proud moment for all us coaches. All our swimmers hard work had payed off as we came home with Silver and Bronze medal in solos won by Molly and Henry and Gold in Duet.
Now we’ve been given the opportunity to take our Synchro swimmers to compete in World Swimming & Synchro champs for people with Down's Syndrome Games in Canada, where we will compete against other synchronised swimmers from around the world. So with your help we are hoping to raise enough money for our whole team to go over to Canada all donations will be super helpful and we will be truly greatful! Also throughout the year we are hoping to help with the fun raising.’
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