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Charlie Attwood
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Jacob Greenow
National  Medallist


Medley Relay Champions 2014



Synchro - Information


The Synchro Group

As part of Taunton Swimming Club the Synchro section was formed in 1978 and now forms part of Taunton Deane Swimming following the amalgamation of Taunton Swimming Club and Deane Dolphins.

Several Synchro competitions are held annually at all levels and swimmers wishing to participate must commit themselves to regular training especially when in

a routine with others. Competitions have various formats but are all run under ASA & Fina laws

Synchro Coach: Alyson Bashford

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Dear Swimmers/Parents/Guardians.

2017 newsletter. Click here to download.

Synchro Programme – Spring Term 2017. Click here to download.

Welcome back and hope you all had a great Christmas and new year.

Future Competition Dates.

Skill levels: These are undergoing a major change to grades, so at the moment no skills for March next one will be in June.(Date tbc) I will advise you of the changes when I know. These cost £15, please let me know if your daughter wishes to take a skill level.

Calne duets competition.

This will be held on March 11th 2-6pm at Calne and we hope a few more swimmers will enter this year as it is a nice novice competition. Details will follow when I have them.

Walsall trophy.

This is on Saturday May 13th at Cheltenham Pool, and we need to have a concerted effort this year to get teams together to practice. So if your daughter is in a team please ensure they attend regularly so we can create great teams this year. Our aim is to beat St. Austell!

Display and have a go at County Champs Millfield.

This will be on February 4/5th or 11/12th at Millfield. Details to follow nearer the time but put this date in your diaries.

Training sessions this term:

Tues and Weds: 6.30—8pm; At Wellington School Pool.
Fridays: 7.30—9pm & Alt. Saturdays 5 - 6pm ; At Station Road Pool, Taunton.
Saturdays: January 7th & 21st, February 4th & 18th, March 4th & 18th, April 1st, & 29th.

N.B. TDS charge a single rate payment (£25) for synchro and swimmers can then come to any or all of the three sessions a week at no further cost.

Jenny Gray Day November 2016.

We hope everyone that attended enjoyed this day and there are two more planned for 2017, details will follow when dates confirmed.

Gym, stretching and splits.

Please encourage your children to stretch and practice splits every day. It is an important part of syn-chro and it would be great to have all swimmers able to do flat splits on one leg and almost flat on the other now before they take skill levels. Also they can still use their gym booklets and practice their core exercises at home in between sessions. If you need a copy of splits exercises and /or a gym booklet then please ask. All this will help us improve generally.

Xmas display.

The Xmas display went really well and we hope you enjoyed it, the swimmers excelled themselves and the teams performed better than I had seen them swim before, despite little practice, so well done to all. Also many thanks again to all who helped out on the night and Rebecca for doing the music so well. The raffle raised £60 which will go towards subsidising entries and sundry synchro items.


T-shirts and Hoodies.

These are available for all members from Imprints across the road from the pool in St. James street.

Anyone who needs one can go in and order the size they require and what name they want on it, if required. (Simply ask for Taunton Deane synchronised swimming t-shirt or hoodie.) Also available online at ‘imprintstaunton.co.uk’. Telephone 01823 323288. Any problems with this please let me know.

Nose clips.

Unfortunately at the moment I am lending out many nose clips at sessions and not getting them back, so unless swimmers bring money to buy a nose clip I am no longer willing to lend them out. Please send your daughter with money to buy them if they have not got one or remind them to have it in their bag. Many thanks.

I usually have nose clips available at a cost of £2.20 & £2.80. Or alternatively you can order both from www.swimshop.co.uk.

Please feel free to contact me at anytime if needed and many thanks to all those helpers and parents who make synchro possible.

Yours Alyson Bashford and coaches.
(Tel: 01823 662243 / ajbashford.1@btinternet.com).

Synchro - Training

Swimmers are expected to attend sessions regularly and let the register holder and their teacher know if they are unable to attend


Synchro Training
Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00   Wellington Shool
Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00
Wellington School
Friday 19:30 - 21:00    Station Road Pool
Every other Saturday 17:00 - 18:00   Station Road Pool

Synchro - Venues

Station Road Pool, Taunton. (from July 22nd 2016)

As the Club does not own its own facilities access to swimming facilities relies on the goodwill and tolerance of outside organisations. Any behaviour disrespectful to these organisations or their property, which could compromise the use of the facility by the Club, is strictly forbidden.

Premises should be left clean and tidy any damage or mess should be reported to coaching staff immediately.


 Synchro training information pack

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Synchro Information Pack - pdf
Synchro Information Pack - Word Document






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