A Harrow swimming teacher made a huge splash at a prestigious synchronised swimming and water polo tournament in Egypt last week, picking up two silver medals.
Elizabeth Winter swam in both duet and team events in the Heliopolis Cup and seen years of training pay off in style.
She started synchronised swimming at the age of 11 and maintains a tough training schedule at pools in Guildford, Farnborough and Aldershot whilst working at Harrow Leisure Centre as a swimming teacher.
She and her duet partner Marianne have worked on their routines at the Harrow facility in and around her others jobs as part time ground crew for Air France and a writer for the Michelin Good Pub Guide.
She is a member of Rushmoor Synchronised Swimming Club, the best of its kind in the country.
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Lesley Cordial, Stan Vela, Karen O'Dea, Sarah Lusher and Wayne Hirst won six medals between them while recording 11 personal best times.
Cordial became National Champion in three events, winning the 50m butterfly in 30.95, the 50m backstroke in 33.81 and the 100m Individual Medley in 1.14.70. She also gained bronze medals in the 100m butterfly in (1.10.64) and 100m freestyle (1.02.88).
Backstroke specialist Vela secured gold in the 200m backstroke, missing the British record by less than 0.5 of a second in 2.19.64, before adding silver in the100m (1.03.88) and bronze in the 50m (30.15).
O'Dea swam a PB in the 50m butterfly in 32.64 and was unlucky to miss out on a bronze medal in the 200m Individual Medley, finishing fourth with a time of 2.44.23.
Lusher swam PBs in the 50m breast-stroke with 42.36 and the100m breast-stroke in 1.33.96, but just missed out on a medal after coming fourth in the 50m backstroke.
Hirst, meanwhile, knocked an incredible six seconds off his previous best for the 200m Breaststroke, recording a time of 3.09.49. He also recorded PBs in the 50m (38.19) and 100m (1.25.77) breast-stroke.
Lesley, Stan, Wayne and Karen then joined forces in the mixed 4x50m Medley Relay, finishing in a creditable eighth place in a time of 2.08.66.