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.
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 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!
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!