CoPA Bring Home the Silverware from National Synchro Combo Cup

What an amazing day for City of Preston Aquatics yesterday as they took part in the first ever Swim England national synchronised swimming Combination Cup in Manchester.  The event attracted approximately 600 swimmers from clubs the length and breadth of the UK and CoPA entered two teams – in the 12 & under and 13 – 18 age groups.  Against this stiff competition, both CoPA teams finished second in their events to gain silver medals!

12 & under “Little Monsters” team: Elizabeth, Rachel, Nema, Immy, Sofia, Jorja, Lola, Chloe and Abby

13 -18 “Fairground Freaks” team: Rhea, Tilly, Daisy, Olivia M., Izzy and Leah

We are immensely proud of our swimmers – congratulations girls!

Photos and videos can be found here for logged in members.

Lancashire Synchro Championships Results

It was a good day for City of Preston Aquatics in the Lancashire County Synchronised Swimming Championships on Sunday with medals being won across several categories and age groups.  The day commenced with a novice figures competition and saw CoPA produce a hat-trick of podium results: Nema (gold), Rachel (silver) and Daisy Royle (bronze).

In the solo events, Daisy Rushton claimed a gold for CoPA in the 13-15 age group whilst Elizabeth followed up with a silver in the 12 & under age group.  2nd and third places also went to Tilly (silver) and Rhea (bronze) for their routines in the 15 & over category.

Imogen and Nema took a silver in the 12 & under duets, whilst Evie and Isabel G. did the same in the 13-15 duets.  Another hat-trick of results for CoPA came in the 15 & over duet (although CoPA were the only club entering teams in this event!). The final standings were:  Tilly & Rhea (gold), Izzy & Leah (silver) and Olivia H. & Ana (bronze).

Finally, in the combination team events, CoPA took the top spot with their ‘Fairground Freaks‘ team (Daisy Rushton, Tilly, Leah, Rhea, Izzy, and Olivia M.),  (gold), with the ‘Little Monsters‘ (Elizabeth, Nema, Rachel, Abby, Lola, Jorja, Chloe, Daisy Royle, Sofia and Immy) also finishing a credible 4th.

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part, and thanks also to our friends from City of Salford, Kendal and Blackburn Synchronised Swimming Clubs for taking part and making the event a success.  Full results can be found here.

Photos and videos of the event can be found here for logged in members.

CoPA Triumph at the Warwickshire Synchro Championships

It was a hugely successful day for CoPA yesterday at the Warwickshire Synchronised Swimming Championships in Walsall.  In the 12 & under figures, Natasha placed 3rd to gain a bronze medal and qualifying to swim solo, whilst Daisy finished 1st in the 13 – 15 figures, taking a gold and qualifying to swim solo.  Meanwhile, Rhea finished 2nd in the 15 – 18 figures, taking a silver and qualifying to swim solo.

The solo events yielded more medals with Daisy finishing 1st to take gold in the 13 – 15 age group, whilst Rhea finished 3rd in the 15 – 18 group to take a bronze.  Natasha narrowly missed the podium, finishing 4th in the 12 & under age group with the first swim of a brand new routine.

In the team combination events, the 13 – 18 team (Ana, Isabel, Olivia H., Olivia M., Evie, Izzy, Leah, Rhea and Daisy) took gold for an outstanding first place performance whilst the 12 & under team (Elizabeth, Nema, Sofia, Rachel, Imogen, Natasha, Lola, Jorja and Chloe) followed up with an impressive performance to take a 3rd place bronze medal.

Full results are below.  Photos and videos of the event can be found here for logged in CoPA members.

12 & Under Figures

13-15 Figures

12 & Under Combo

13-18 Combo

 

 

CoPA Compete at ASA National Synchro Championships

Three CoPA swimmers had a great weekend at the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Nottingham last weekend.  In this, the top level competition in the UK, Rhea ranked 17th in her figures, whilst Tilly placed 32nd and Leah finished 42nd.

Rhea’s score qualified her as one of 12 swimmers to swim their free solo, whilst Tilly also swam in the technical solo.  Rhea and Tilly also swam their duet for which they placed 6th.  A tremendous result of which CoPA is very proud.

Rhea competing in the Free Solo discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Rhea competing in the Free Solo discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Rhea competing in the Free Solo discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Tilly & Rhea competing in the Free Duet discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Tilly & Rhea competing in the Free Duet discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Tilly & Rhea competing in the Free Duet discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

NW Regional Squads

Congratulations to those CoPA swimmers who took part in yesterday’s North West athlete development trials.  All of our swimmers managed to obtain a place on either the Elite or Development squads.

The following CoPA swimmers made the NW Elite Squad:

  • Daisy Rushton
  • Rhea Howard
  • Tilly Hadcock
  • Leah Meyer
  • Isabel Clayton
  • Sophie Mills
  • Olivia Mills
  • Natasha Howard

The following  CoPA swimmers made the NW Development Squad:

  • Gracie Thomas
  • Isabel Gullick
  • Evie Coupe
  • Elizabeth Brown
  • Nema Dawkins
  • Imogen Barnes

Please see this document for full details and results breakdown.  Please also look at the events page for details of NW athlete development training dates.  Coaches/parents are encouraged to come along and get involved for experience even if they haven’t got swimmers involved as this is a development opportunity for both new and existing coaches.