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.
The ASA micro-site for the forthcoming Nationals competition is now online. This contains lots of useful information and the schedule etc.
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It was another successful day for CoPA at the ASA Masters competition at Rugby yesterday. The team (Ellie, Eloise, Fiona, Megan & Shannon) finished third to take bronze [video], Shannon took silver for her free solo and placed third in her technical solo, Megan & Fiona placed second for silver medals in their technical and free duets, and Fiona scooped gold medals for her technical and free solos.
Fantastic results, well done ladies!
Team CoPA triumphed again on Sunday with all swimmers making their mark on the competition. Results were split between the Yorkshire clubs and the invitational clubs and the results here represent the invitational clubs of which CoPA was a part.
In the 12 and under category, Daisy took gold for her figures and gold for her solo, whilst Natasha took bronze medals for both her figures and solo. Daisy and Olivia also took a gold for their duet. In the 13-15 category, Leah placed first to take gold in figures, with Izzy close behind to take silver. The two girls also stood side-by-side on the podium in the solo event with Leah taking gold and Izzy silver. Both girls cemented their partnership with their duet swim to earn themselves a gold medal. In the 15-18 junior competitive category, Rhea took silver for figures and another silver for her solo. Rhea and Tilly took gold for their competitive duet.
The medal count was sufficient to warrant a special award for CoPA in joint third place for the ‘most medals’ won overall in the competition. Considering that CoPA were by far the smallest club there this is a considerable achievement and is in keeping with CoPA’s ‘quality over quantity’ ethos. Another deserved result for CoPA swimmers.
Full results are available here. Videos to follow soon for (logged in) CoPA members.
All swimmers taking part in the Yorkshire Spring competition this Sunday at Spenborough please take note of the following times and aim to arrive promptly:
Registration: 8:15 to 8:45
Officials meeting: 8:30
Warm up: 9:00 to 9:30
Competition start: 10:00
The full programme is available here.
It was a successful day for CoPA on Sunday at the 7th Lancashire County Water Polo & Swimming Association Synchronised Swimming Championships at Palatine pool with several of our swimmers medalling. Gracie placed first to take gold in the novice figures competition and Daisy also took gold in the 12 & under solo. Rhea gained a gold for her solo in the 13, 14 & 15 age group category, with Leah also taking silver. In the 12 & under duets it was another CoPA gold for Daisy and Olivia whilst Leah and Izzy also grabbed a gold for their 13, 14 & 15 age group duet. In the 15 & over duets, Prisha and Victoria took bronze, and in the combination free teams, CoPA finished 2nd to take silver against strong competition from four Salford teams. Well done to all!
Full results can be found here. Photos and videos from the event can be found here.
An outstanding result for CoPA swimmer Daisy as she finished 2nd to take silver in figures at the first ever synchro Beacon Games in Bristol this weekend. The competition is open to swimmers from the regional beacon programmes as well as the England Development Squad. Five England Development Squad members competed in the games and Daisy finished ahead of three of those to place fourth overall. With the EDS members excluded for beacon results, Daisy ranked 2nd.
A brilliant result well deserved for Daisy, and another proud result for CoPA.
It was another successful day for City of Preston Aquatics at the Warwickshire competition in Rugby on 4th July with several medals being brought home across all events:
- the 12 and under team (Daisy, Olivia, Natasha, Gracie, Lily and Millie) came second to take silver,
- the 13/14/15 team (Sophie, Isobel, Leah, Anna, Gabriel and Willow) took silver as well,
- the CoPA senior team (Fiona, Shannon, Megan, Rhea, Lydia and Tilly) also finished second to gain silver medals,
- Daisy reached first place to grab a gold medal in her figures and also gained a bronze for her solo routine which takes into account her earlier figures score,
- Shannon came second in figures and also in her solo to net her two silver medals.
An amazing effort from CoPA suitably rewarded. Well done to all.