Welcome to City of Preston Aquatics
|Monday: 6.00 - 8.00pm Strength and Conditioning (Zoom)||Monday: 6.00 - 8.00pm Strength and Conditioning (Zoom)|
|Tuesday: 7.00 - 9.15pm Hutton (7.00 - 8.00 gym / 8.00 - 9.15 pool)|
|Friday: 7.30 - 9.30pm Hutton||Friday: 8.00 - 10.00pm Leyland|
|Saturday: 9.00 - 11.00am (Zoom) / 8.00 - 10.00pm Fulwood||Saturday: 9.00 - 11.00am (Zoom)|
|Sunday: 7.15 - 9.15pm Leyland ELITE SQUAD ONLY||Sunday: 7.15 - 8.15pm Leyland|
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Big congratulations to Maddie and Nema on passing their Grade 4 Bronze in the first virtual artistic swimming grade day! Keep up the great work girls.
A big ‘well done’ to all our synchro athletes who practiced for the Level X Games this evening. The following swimmers have been chosen to represent CoPA in the forthcoming competition:
- 12 & Under: Amarah
- Youth: Rachel
- Junior: Natasha
- Senior: Rhea
Good luck to these athletes as they go forward to compete in the Games on behalf of CoPA.
CoPA’s Annual General Meeting will take place on 7th January. The meeting is open to all club members and their parents/families. This meeting will take place online via Zoom. Please see the event page for full details and to register your interest.
Please note the temporary land training times via Zoom during the Coronavirus pandemic as follows. These are subject to change at short notice as the situation develops.
- Monday: 6.00-8.00pm Strength and Conditioning
- Wednesday: 6.00-8.00pm Flex, Stretch and Core
- Friday: 5.00-6.30pm Friday mix!
- Saturday: 10.00-12.00pm Strength and Conditioning
- Sunday: 10.00-12.00pm Flex, Stretch and Core
As we are all excited for our return to the pools, we thought it would be appropriate to share a reminder of how CoPA as a club have been keeping active and practising our skills during the lockdown. CoPA have ably substituted the weekly land and pool sessions for ‘virtual’ online training sessions, led by Fiona, every single week since lockdown began. There have been 104 Zoom sessions to date! Well done to our swimmers who have shown their mettle in these trying times and worked every bit as hard during lockdown as they did in the water! In fact, as a result of these sessions there have been some very noticeable improvements in skill and stamina amongst our swimmers which we hope can now be put to good use in routines as we return to the pool.
Huge thanks go to Fiona for her time and dedication in keeping the club running at full pace during these difficult times. Everyone at CoPA greatly appreciates her efforts.
Some of CoPA’s lockdown highlights and swimmers’ improvements can be seen below.
During this challenging time when we can’t fundraise in person and events have been cancelled, City of Preston Aquatics Swimming Club needs your help more than ever. If you’re shopping online for anything at all, please remember to go via easyfundraising to raise free donations for us.
Easyfundraising has over 4,000 shops and sites which will donate to us at no extra cost to yourself, including lots of big name retailers like John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay, M&S, Just Eat, Now TV, Domino’s Pizza and Audible. All you have to do is go through the easyfundraising website or App whenever you shop online and we’ll receive a % of your spend as a free donation, at no cost to you or us.
We really need all the help we can get at the moment and any funds we raise will make a big difference to us. Please remember to use easyfundraising and if you haven’t signed up yet, you can find out more details on our easyfundraising page, or sign up directly at: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/prestonaquatics/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=c19-e2.
During the Coronavirus restrictions, CoPA land training sessions by remote video conference (Zoom) will take place on the following schedule:
- Monday 6pm – Strength and conditioning
- Tuesday 4pm – Core, extension and flexibility
- Wednesday 6pm – Strength and conditioning
- Friday 4pm – Core, extension and flexibility
- Saturday 4pm – Strength and conditioning
- Sunday 10am – Core, extension and flexibility
Parents, swimmers and coaches,
Following the government’s guidelines set out on Monday 16 March 2020 to avoid all unnecessary social gatherings, and with a number of families already in self-isolation, the decision to cancel all training has been taken with immediate effect.
Starting from tonight, Tuesday 17 March 2020.
From the 1st April please ensure that you have cancelled your standing order for squad fees. However, the club has other financial obligations as well as pool hire. We are asking for a nominal monthly fee of £2.50 per swimmer; we appreciate there is no swimming and therefore, this is a voluntary payment. Please help to support your club.
We will keep everyone updated when we have any further information.
- 12 & under figures – Chloe: 18th
- 13-15 figures – Natasha: 7th, Lola: 33rd, Marisa: 34th and Rachel: 112th
- 13-15 solo – Natasha: 5th
- 12 & under solo – Chloe: 10th
- Free team routine – CoPA team (Lola, Marisa, Natasha and Rachel): 8th
There were 67 competitors in the 12 & under age group and 179 competitors in the 13-15 age group. Dependent upon their figures scores, only the top 12 swimmers qualified to swim solo. There were a total of 18 clubs swimming in the team event. We are naturally very proud of our swimmers!