SWIMMING champions made a splash at a Bournemouth school when they took to the water with pupils.

Olympian Katie Dawkins was joined by European and Commonwealth medal winner Adele Carlsen to demonstrate synchronised swimming skills to pupils at Bournemouth Collegiate School.

Adele has coached the GB team for many years and is also a Sports Ambassador for the United Learning Group, of which the school is a member.

She started the visit by sharing her knowledge, skill and passion for the sport and told the enthralled group of girls about the level of training, commitment, creativity and technical skill required to perform at a top level in the sport.

Pupils were then joined by Katie in the pool and Adele poolside and learnt some key synchronisation skills.

Katie said: “It was great to see all the pupils trying a new sport. They managed to successfully do skulling, back lay out and tubs. It was impressive!”

Year 6 pupil, Megan Harwood said, “We learnt loads. Some of the techniques were quite tricky and we would need to practice lots but it was really good fun.”

Adele is also a director at Aquabatix, the company which reached the Britain’s Got Talent Final last year and impressed the judges with their synchronised swimmers.

She said: “It was an absolute pleasure to be invited into BCS to introduce synchronised swimming in a creative way to the pupils, to see them coached by an Olympian and learn different skills in the water.

“Some pupils picked it up really quickly. We hope that they might continue with what they have learnt.”