Baku 2015: Learning experience for young synchro swim team

16 June 2015 / 13:13

It's been a learning experience for Team GB's synchronised swimmers at the European Games - in more ways than one.

Half of the ten strong squad have divided their time between competition, revision and their A Level and GCSE exams, which were held at an English school in Baku.

Those results won't be known until August but there is reason for optimism about the results in the pool at the conclusion of the five day competition.

After their ninth place in the team combination event, Great Britain finished the team event - won by the all-conquering Russian - in tenth, with a points score of 75.900.

And Genenieve Randall, who competed in four events in Baku, insists the experience has been invaluable ahead of the World Championships in Kazan later this year.

"It felt like a really good swim and that we made all our technical improvements, so we're really happy," she said. 

"Our performances across both finals have been really strong. It's our first multi sport championships and we've learnt so much and will take this experience and use it to motivate us going forward."

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