A WINNING pair of synchronised swimmers have praised Bracknell Swimarium for achieving their gold medals at a prestigious competition in South Korea.

Andrea Holland from Ascot and Carolyn Wilson won synchronised swimming gold at the FINA World Masters Championships in Gwangju, winning the 60-69 Years Duet Free to seal the combined title.

The duo used Bracknell Swimarium for their extensive training and thanked the staff for their dedicated support in providing pool time.

Andrea said: "Without their help it would have been very difficult to train and we need the pool to ourselves to swim routines through with music.

"Their support has been fantastic."

The competition was described as a winning comeback, after Carolyn and Andrea missed out on a medal at the 1979 World Cup in Tokyo.

Despite this, they finished top of the Duet Combined standings, with a total of 119.3600 points across their two events.

Andrea added: "We were delighted with our swims and feel very honoured to be part of the World Masters Championships in Gwangju.

“This is a fabulous way to celebrate our 40-year anniversary of swimming duet in the 1979 World Cup. Then we finished fourth – now we have our cherished world gold."