Megan Crew-Meaney, who learnt to swim with the Stockport Metro swimming lesson scheme, became the first Stockport Metro swimmer to represent the club at the British Synchronised Swimming Championships, held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, on 13th/14th April 2013.
Megan opened the competition with her Technical Solo routine, to music from The Matrix. Judges scored Megan by looking at the execution of technical elements and the overall impression of her performance. Her overall score of 61, qualified her to swim in the Free Solo event at her first Championships.
Supported by her family, teammates, and coaches, Megan swam to music from War of the Worlds. Megan performed a brilliant routine and the commentators remarked in particular about the first figure in her routine. Megan showed good technical skills, including splits and boosts throughout the routine and at only 15 years old, she finished in 12th place.
Stockport Metro have several girls in the 12&Under and 13/14/15 years age categories that are looking highly likely to compete to a high level. They achieved great figure and team routine scores at the National Age Group Championships in December last year and have already taken skill assessments this year to put them into the competitive category for their age groups.
Coaches Sara and Cheryl are excited about the future of Stockport Metro as the girls continue to improve.