Yesterday the world governing body for synchronised swimming (FINA) decided to change the name of the sport to ‘Artistic Swimming’. Many in the synchro community are upset at this re-naming of their sport without consultation and feel that the new name does nothing to describe the ‘synchronisation’ that forms the foundation of the sport, and neither does it reflect the extreme athleticism, power, strength, flexibility and endurance that has come to be synonymous with the sport. If you wish to voice your opposition to this change of name, please sign the petition below:
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Swim England have now published detailed information about the new synchro grades (including videos of the figure grades) on their web site: http://www.swimming.org/synchro/synchro-skill-levels/
There will be no training on the following dates due to Bank holiday closures, coaches being away at Nationals etc:
- Friday 14th April (Good Friday)
- Saturday 15th April (Elite)
- Monday 17th April (Easter Monday)
- Friday 21st April (most coaches away at Nationals)
- Saturday 22nd April (Elite) (Fiona away at Nationals)
- Monday 1st May (May Day Bank Holiday)
There will be training at the usual times on Tuesday 18th April (20:15 start) and Monday 24th April.
The annual CoPA Christmas display will take place on 19th December. Please see full details, including swimmer requirements, on the event page.
SwimNorthwest are currently running their first Level 1 synchro coaching course at Stockport and swimmers are required for the practical sessions. We are therefore pleased to offer an opportunity for extra training sessions for any under 12 skill 1 or 2 swimmers to come for free sessions on Sat 17/12/16 between 12:00 to 14:00 and/or Sunday 18/12/16 between 12:20 to 14:00 at Stockport Grand Central leisure centre.
Any interested parties please let Sara Dixon know on Sara.Dixon@lifeleisure.net so that we are aware of numbers.
Photographs are now available of CoPA’s recent ‘Night at the Oscars’ fundraising event. The photos are being offered for sale for a nominal donation of £5 (for as many photos as you like) towards CoPA club funds and can be previewed and ordered here. If you wish to order any of the photographs please visit the photos page and complete the order form online.
For privacy reasons the photos are not visible to the general public so you will need to log in with your CoPA web site account (if you don’t yet have an account please register).