Big congratulations to CoPA synchro girls Jorja, Isabel, Olivia and Rhea who today passed their grades at the first North West synchronised swimming figure grade day of the year.
- Jorja achieved Grade 2 Bronze
- Isabel achieved Grade 3 Bronze
- Olivia achieved Grade 4 Bronze
- Rhea achieved Grade 5 Silver
Well done girls!
A squad of between six and ten synchronised swimmers will be selected for additional training. Swimmers must already be attending all current club sessions, have a good work ethic, be self-motivated, be prepared to take on extra individual training and be full of enthusiasm! Current attendance, attitude, results during 2017 and performance in the North West trials will contribute towards selection.
If selected there will be an additional monthly fee of approximately £15 to cover pool hire.
If you are interested and would like to be considered please see Fiona.
All swimmers should have received a sheet with 2018 fees. Please can these be paid as soon as possible so that swimmers can be registered for 2018. Swimmers not registered are not insured for training and will not be able to take grades or enter competitions.
Water Polo players please see the event page for details of the forthcoming NW U14 championships.
Congratulations go to Rhea Howard who was awarded CoPA synchronised ‘Swimmer of the Year’ at the recent CoPA Christmas display event. Rhea’s dedication and hard work has paid off this year with her qualifying to swim solo at every competitive event she has entered, winning a number of medals and ultimately being selected for the GB Synchronised Swimming Squad.
Congratulations to Billy Bamber who scooped the first annual CoPA ‘Swimmer of the Year’ award in Water Polo discipline at the recent CoPA Christmas display event. Billy’s hard work, full attendance and ‘team player’ attitude make this award thoroughly deserved. Well done Billy!
Please see the event page for details of the 2018 Swim England North West region development squad trials.
As Christmas approaches, you will no doubt be thinking of starting your Christmas shopping. Please remember to support City of Preston Aquatics in your online shopping by signing up with Easy Fundraising and channelling your donations to CoPA. This costs you absolutely nothing, but a few minutes spent setting up an account and using it each time you shop online can make a big difference to CoPA funds. CoPA receives no external funding and exists purely through member subscriptions and any additional funds such as these which can be secured. Please see the ‘Support CoPA‘ page for full details and help to propel CoPA onwards and upwards!
Please see the event page for details of the forthcoming 5th annual Lancaster City Christmas Development water polo competition.
It was a fabulous weekend for CoPA at the synchro National Age Groups Championships in Gloucester. At this top level national competition Daisy took the podium for two silver medals! Credible results were also achieved by Rhea, Leah and the 12 & under “Little Monsters”. Full CoPA results below.
- 13 – 15 Age Group (175 competitors)
Daisy placed second in figures and second in solo for two silver medals.
Evie placed 126th in figures
- 15 – 18 Age Group (83 competitors)
Rhea placed 14th in figures, 10th in solo and 8th in duet (with Leah)
Leah placed 43rd in figures and 8th in duet (with Rhea)
- 12 & Under Age Group (129 competitors)
Team: The ‘Little Monsters’ finished 10th (of 17 teams)
Figures: Natasha finished 21st, Lola 76th, Sofia 83rd, Elizabeth 98th, Rachel 104th, Immy 111th, Nema 114th, Chloe 122nd and Abby 126th.
Well done girls – on with the 2018 routines now!