CoPACorona Lockdown

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.

CoPA Hat Challenge!

Help CoPA During Covid!

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.

Video Land Training Schedule

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

Anyone wishing to take part who is not already registered, please submit your email addresses to Paul or Fiona.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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.


FEES

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.

Keep safe

CoPA Synchro National Age Groups

CoPA 13-15 TeamCoPA’s synchro swimmers competed at the National Age Groups Championships in Manchester at the weekend with some incredible results:

  • 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!

NW Synchro Regional Age Groups & Championships Results 2020

Incredible results for our CoPA synchro girls today as they took part in the 2020 Swim England NW Regional Age Groupsand Championships at Palatine Pool, Blackpool!

  • CoPA 13-15 Combination Team: (Abby, Katie, Jess, Lola, Maddie, Marisa, Natasha, Nema & Rachel) – Silver
  • 15+ Technical Duet: Rhea, Leah & Evie (reserve) – Gold
  • 15+ Technical Solo: RheaGold, Leah – 5th
  • 15+ Free Duet: Rhea, Leah & Evie (reserve) – Gold
  • 15+ Free Solo: RheaGold, Leah – 4th, Evie – 6th
  • 13-15 Free Duet: Natasha & MarisaGold
  • 13 – 15 Free Solo: NatashaBronze, Marisa – 5th
  • 13 – 15 Figures: NatashaBronze, Marisa – 4th, Lola – 8th, Rachel – 17th, Abby – 19th
  • 12U Free Solo: ChloeSilver
  • 12U Figures: ChloeGold, Emilia – 15th

Great work girls!

Photos and videos to follow for logged in CoPA members.