Swimmers show synchronised skills in Bury tonight

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The synchronised swimming class at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre is putting on a display of members skills this evening.

The class, now two years old and led by teacher Annabel Argent, will be holding a short showcase from 6.30pm to 6.45pm.

With demonstrations from the Club’s ten members aged ten to 15, the showcase will provide an opportunity for the members to perform to an audience.

Annabel said it is her long term aspiration that members of the class take part in competitions. She said: “The showcase gives the pupils a chance to perform and for people to see the hard work they put into synchronised swimming.

“What I have enjoyed most over the last two years is the fact that the girls gain so much in confidence and skill. They are a pleasure to teach and it’s lovely to see them being creative and dynamic every week.

“My belief is that pupils are pushed to be as creative as they can with routines they put together. We hope to be able to compete in competitions in the future as the members grow in ability.”

The Amateur Swimming Association stage 8-10 class is the only one in the Bury St Edmunds area and meets every Thursday from 6pm to 7pm. The class was piloted at the Centre in the summer of 2012 and was so successful that it became a regular class in September 2012.

Annabel added: “Synchronised swimming is an amazing workout. It works the entire body and is great fun.”