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!
Congratulations to the following swimmers who today passed their skill levels at Knottingley:
- Skill 2 – Gracie
- Skill 3 – Natasha & Olivia
- Skill 5 – Tilly
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.
REMINDER: Scheduled training at Hutton is cancelled this Friday due to a number of swimmers and coaches travelling away to Sheffield that night for the Multi-Regional Championships on Saturday.
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.
Please take note that there will be no training on 29th September as Hutton pool will be closed.
City of Preston Aquatics’ scheduled training session on Monday evening, 7th September saw a special visit from Mr Guy Topping, Managing Director of Barton Grange Garden Centre as he demonstrated his support for City of Preston Aquatics by delivering a new music centre. Mr Topping spent time watching CoPA swimmers train and was fully apprised of goings on by coaches Alex and Fiona. City of Preston Aquatics would like to extend their grateful thanks to Mr Topping for this most generous donation which is sure to serve the club well for many years to come.