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2014 Amy Campbell
Amy Campbell

Sport

Synchronised Swimming

Achievements to date

  • 2014 - Reaching duet free finals for Great Britain at the French Open
  • 2013 - Competing for Great Britain in the team event and reaching the final at World Championships
  • 2012 - Receiving Medway's Junior Sportsperson of the Year
  • 2012 - Becoming national solo and duet champion at National Age Groups

Biographical Information

I was selected for the Great Britain synchronized swimming team when I was 15 last year and have now competed at the World Championships and various open competitions as well as travelling to places such as Malta and California for training camps. I train up to 40 hours a week full-time and have to do most of my studying online. Our training consists of strength and conditioning, flexibility, speed swimming, dance as well as synchro as we need a good core, artistic expression, propulsion in the water and lots of strength to scull and do lifts.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Representing Great Britain at the World Championships in Barcelona in 2013 in front of a huge crowd and reaching the finals in the free team event, scoring the highest I have ever scored for any routine. I remember the incredible feeling I had as I was swimming out and watching the replays on the massive plasma screen- it was phenomenal.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Finding out the synchronized swimming programme was to lose our funding in January this year (2014).

Most respected sportsperson

Natalia Ischenko – synchronised swimming.

Ritual before sporting competition

We always have to put our hands in the middle and do our team chant before we swim.

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Over the last twenty years, £198,554 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.