Synchronised Swimming Star – Alyssa

Alyssa has been taking part in Artistic (Synchronised) Swimming since the age of 5 and on the England Talent Programme since the age of 10. She has been fortunate enough to take part in many National and International competitions where I have represented England and Great Britain.

 Alyssa initially focused on speed swimming and competed at Counties and Regionals from the ages of 9-14 with Maidenhead Marlins. 

Career so far: 

Selected for the England Age Groups Synchronised swimming squad in 2016,2017 and 2018. June 2016: competed in the Hungarian Open in Budapest – 4th in duet and 2nd in team. This was Alyssa’ first international competition. 

June 2017: competed in the Primorje Cup in Croatia- won gold in team and silver in duet. 

September 2017: at the age of 14, selected for the GB Junior synchro squad for 2017/2018. 

Alyssa has won gold medals in duet and team at National Age Groups in 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

Year by Year: 


 Competed at British Champs (Synchro) for the first time in April, and won silver medal for duet, came 7th in technical solo (only 14 year old competitor) and won silver medals for free, technical and combination team events. 

June – travelled to Croatia with the England Age Group squad to compete in the Primorje Cup, they won a silver medal in team and were only beaten by Ukraine. 

July- travelled with the England Age Group Squad to Seville and competed in the Comen Cup. 

August – pre-swimmer at the European Championships in Glasgow representing England Age Groups. 

September – re-selected to the England National Training Squad for 2018/2019. 

November- competed at Multi-Regional and National Age Groups. Won a bronze medal for individual figures at multis and gold medals at both competitions for the free team. 

December – selected to be part of the GB Senior Squad travelling to compete at the French Open in March 2019. The combination team won a silver medal (behind Brazil) and, free team came 5th in the competition. 


April – competed at British Champs again in free, technical and combination team events and also in technical solo and technical duet. Also competed at British Synchro Champs (Artistic Swimming) for the second time, and won a junior bronze medal in technical solo and won gold medals for free, technical and combination team events. 

June – travelled to Prague with the Great Britain Junior squad to compete in the Junior Europeans. Swam in the free and combination team events. Due to the timing of pre-competition training camp for this event, Alyssa had to take 2 of my GCSE examinations at a school in Bristol. 

August- took part in an Aquathon (swimming and running) and qualified for the Great Britain Age Group Team for the European Aquathon Championships that were due to take place in Austria in June 2020. 

September- re-selected to the England Artistic Swimming National Training Squad for 2019/2020 and named as a Senior/ Junior. Invited onto the DiSE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence) programme, a two year course for elite athletes. 


April – due to compete at British Champs again in free, technical and combination team events and also in free duet and technical duet. 

During lockdown this year a lot of training had to take place online. Club training started again over the summer when the pools were allowed to re-open. Alyssa attended a GB senior training camp in Bristol over the October half term. 

Alyssa said, “I feel fortunate to have been able to travel to different counties to train and compete during my synchro career to date. I have had to learn to be self motivated and manage my time well in order to be able to train around 22 hours per week whilst keeping up with my academic studies during senior school. I have also learnt a lot about resilience from my experiences.”