Swimming Gala Photographer Reading Berkshire
We attended the Reading Royal’s Winter Gala as official photographers for the seventh consecutive year on Sunday 17th January at the Central Pool in Reading. The swimmers who have had a very busy year competing achieved 11 medals in the National Age Groups. The club was represented in a number of international competitions and six swimmers were successful in there trials, two were chosen for the England Age School Squad, two were chosen for the England Development Squad and two for the England Junior Squad and two swimmers were chosen for the Senior England Squad who will be competing in the European Championships in May at the London Aquatic Centre. The swimmers started to arrive just after 4pm and we were ready to start taking there photographs from 4.15. As usual they were in there team costumes, with there hair immaculately tied back and make up on. The First Half consisted of Team swimmers, 12 and under novice combinations, 19 and under combinations, master solo, 12 and under solo combinations and the fun and beginners group. We then had a little interval where tea, homemade cakes and biscuits were being sold to go towards the clubs funds. Parents were able to view the photographs we had all ready taken and were able to purchase them from us straight away. The second half of the show then proceeded with another solo performance, 12 and under duet combo, Windsor electric eels and aqua fun, 13/14 & 15/17 solo combinations, under 12 team K, 13/15 & 15/18 duet combinations were the last swim of the evening.
The choreography was beautiful and you could see a lot of hard work had gone into the event by the coaches and staff. Parents came to view and purchase the photo’s after the event had finished, we were also able to put the photographs on a secure online gallery for parents to view and purchase at there leisure. The event was another success and we would like to say a big thank you to the organisers for inviting us yet again.