The first event of the weekend was the FINA Junior Figures competition, a chance for the junior athletes (15-18yrs) to showcase their skills across individual elements.
City of Bristol’s Kate Shortman finished first with a score of 73.2571 while her Duet partner and City of Bristol teammate finished third, scoring 69.3607.
City of Leeds’ Rebecca Richardson separated the Bristol pair in the final standing, scoring 70.2670 to take second place on the podium.
Gemma Broad (pictured below) finished her clocks-inspired routine with a score of 60.7716 to take gold in the Championships event.
The Rugby SC swimmer showed good flexibility and excellent lines in her spins, ending her dramatic routine with a well executed 360-degree barracuda spin to take the title.
Gateshead Synchro SC swimmer Rachel Lee performed an action packed routine to take silver, while Madison Griffith from City of Birmingham SC performed an emotional routine to Adele’s ‘When We Were Young’ for bronze.
Last year’s positions were reversed this weekend, with 2015 champions City of Bristol taking silver, while last year’s runners up Rushmoor Synchro stepping on to the top of the podium after scoring 73.5000.
Rushmoor’s action-packed routine, performed to the music of Queen, was filled with an array of tricky lifts to give their routine a high degree of difficulty.
City of Bristol finished just behind with a score of 69.8000 to take silver, whilst Reading Royals claimed the bronze.
Kate Shortman – who had already won the Junior Figures event - showed excellent height and movement across the pool as she performed her dramatic Free Solo routine, scoring a total of 74.3667 to take gold.
After winning silver in the Duet Tech open category yesterday, Emma Critchley stepped on to for a second time as she took silver in the Free Solo.
City of Leeds’ Rebecca Richardson completed the top three for her lyrical and elegant routine to James Brown’s ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World’.
In the Open category, Olympian Olivia Federici (pictured above) took gold with 79.3333. Her polished routine to James Bond theme tune ‘Another Way to Die’ was full of drama and intensity, demonstrating her strength and impressive synchro skills.
Hannah Randall, who won the national title in 2015, scored 74.5667 to take silver after an intricate and elegant routine to Christina Aquilera’s ‘I Am’, while Phoebe Bradley-Smith scored 70.5000 to take bronze.
City of Bristol Duet pair Kate Shortman and Isabelle Thorpe performed their new South American inspired routine for the first time in competition in the Duet Free competition.
Their fast, fun and energetic routine delighted the crowd, scoring the pair 75.1333 for gold. Rushmoor’s duet teams took silver and bronze to complete the podium.
Rushmoor Synchro SC were back on top of the podium as they took the final national title of the championships in the Free Team competition, scoring 70.7667 for their routine to the soundtrack from ‘Hugo’.
City of Bristol (pictured above), who won the Redwood Trophy for the highest cumulative Tech and Free Team scores, maintained their reputation for performing impressive lifts as they won silver, with a routine full of tricky content throughout to score 67.5333.
City of Salford took bronze after scoring 65.1000 for their Swan Lake themed routine.