CoPA Success at Yorkshire Open Competition

It was another successful weekend for CoPA swimmers as they competed on Sunday in the Yorkshire Open competition at Spenborough against clubs from both the North East Region and their peers from the North West.  CoPA brought home medals from 7 events:

  • Daisy took silver in the 13-15 figures
  • Leah took bronze in the 13-15 figures
  • Daisy took silver in the 13-15 solo
  • Leah took bronze for the 13-15 solo
  • Daisy & Leah also took gold as a pairing in the 13-15 duets
  • Izzy, Leah, Olivia M. and Daisy collected a silver for their 13-15 team free routine
  • Rhea and Tilly took gold for their 15-18 duet routine

We are very pleased with the progress made by all competitors from CoPA, many of whom set personal bests and placed very high in the rankings even if they didn’t quite make the podium.  Congratulations to all.

Videos of the routines will follow soon in a separate post visible to logged in CoPA members.

Lancashire Championships Results

Congratulations are due to several CoPA athletes who collected a variety of medals at the Lancashire Championships on Sunday.

  • Olivia H. took gold in the novice figures category, with Isabel G. taking silver
  • Daisy took gold and Leah took silver in the 13 – 15 solo event
  • Tilly took gold in the 15 & over solo event
  • Evie and Natasha finished third for a bronze in the 12 & under duet event
  • Leah and Daisy won gold in the 13 – 15 duet event
  • Tilly and Rhea took gold in the 15 & over duet event

The CoPA ‘Amaluna’ combination team also finished second for a silver medal whilst the CoPA free team took a silver medal.

Full results can be found here.

Congratulations to our friends from Kendal and City of Salford who also gained some impressive results and we thank them for coming along to make the event a success.

CoPA Success Continues at Beacon Games

Another successful day for CoPA at the combined Beacon Games and Leeds Open competition at Leeds today:

  • Daisy Rushton finished second in the 13-15 age figures category whilst representing England Development (and Preston!) to take a silver medal,
  • Rhea Howard finished 2nd in the 15-18 figures representing Preston in the open category to take a silver medal,
  • Leah Meyer finished 24th out of 60 competitors in the 13-15 figures.  A very pleasing result considering that most of those finishing ahead of her were members of either England Talent or Beacon Squads,
  • Natasha Howard representing Leeds Beacon (and Preston!) finished 16th out of 59 competitors in the 12 and under figures.

Congratulations girls!

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Pure Gold!

Huge congratulations to CoPA swimmers Rhea Howard, Tilly Hadcock and Shannon McGinty who took part in the Warwickshire county championships yesterday and came away with an impressive medal tally:

  • Rhea took gold for figures and also for her solo routine in the 15/16/17/18 category,
  • Rhea & Tilly took gold with their amazing duet performance in the 15/16/17/18 category,
  • Shannon took bronze for her solo performance in the champs (18+) category

The girls were competing against a number of current and former GB synchro swimmers and CoPA are very proud of their achievements.  Well done girls.

Full results:

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CoPA at National Synchro Championships

Congratulations to CoPA girls Rhea and Tilly on competing in the country’s top level competition: the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2016 yesterday.  This was the first time competing in the figures category at this level for both girls.  Rhea placed 25th and Tilly placed 49th.  Well done to both!

ASA National Age Groups Championships Results

It was a successful weekend for CoPA swimmers who took part in the National Age Groups Championships at Gloucester this weekend.

Day 1 – A very successful day for CoPA at the Nationals on Friday with the recreational under 19s combination team (Ana, Tilly, Sophie, Olivia, Daisy, Rhea, Izzy and Leah) finishing a very impressive 4th out of 23 teams, narrowly missing the podium by only half a point behind Rushmoor.

Day 2 – After a very early start on Saturday, six CoPA swimmers took part in the various age group figure competitions.  Sophie competed first and placed 91st.  Daisy, Olivia and Natasha competed next with Daisy taking 3rd place (bronze) for her 12 and under figures, Natasha placing 59th and Olivia 75th.  127 swimmers competed in total.  The final figure competition was Rhea and Tilly’s category with Rhea placing 47th and Tilly 68th.  77 swimmers competed.  The final event of the day for CoPA was the 12 and under duet with Daisy and Olivia competing.  They placed 15th.

Day 3 – The final day of the competition saw Daisy perform a beautiful solo for the 12 and under category and finish 7th overall.  Rhea and Tilly also swam a fantastic duet, finishing 12th.

Following Daisy’s outstanding figures result, she has been invited as one of 10 hand picked swimmers to take part in trials for the England Development Squad next weekend at Crystal Palace.  A great weekend’s swimming by all swimmers and special congratulations to Daisy for her superb achievements.  CoPA is very proud!

Full results can be seen on the ASA web site.