Northern Multi-Regional Synchro Championships

CoPA girls Evie, Rhea and Leah took part in the Northern Multi-Regional synchro championships today with some great results!  [Videos of the event can be found here for logged in CoPA members.]

ūü•ąRhea – 2nd in Tech Solo
ūü•ąRhea & Leah – 2nd in Free Duet
ūü•ČRhea & Leah – 3rd in Tech Duet

Rhea finished 4th in Free Solo, with Leah finishing 9th and Evie 10th in the same event. Leah was 5th in Tech Solo.

Synchro Nationals 2018

CoPA had a great weekend at the National Age Group Championships in Gloucester this weekend with some outstanding swims and figure results.  The highlights of the weekend were Rhea finishing 9th in both her figures and solo routine, and Leah and Rhea qualifying in the top twelve to swim their duet, eventually placing 10th overall.

CoPA results are as follows:

  • 13 – 15 figures (144 swimmers):

    Evie – 38th
    Natasha – 83rd

  • 12 and under figures (85 swimmers):

    Chloe – 69th

  • 15-18 figures (101 swimmers):

    Rhea – 9th
    Leah – 59th

  • 15-18 solo (top 12 figures qualified):

    Rhea – 9th

  • 15-18 duet (top 12 figures qualified):

    Rhea & Leah – 10th

Well done to all our girls and special thanks to coaches Pam and Fiona, and Camilla and Deborah who were working at the event as judge and athlete services volunteer on behalf of Swim England.

Full results from the competition will be available on the Swim England web site in due course.

 

CoPA Synchro Swimmers Victorious at NW Regional Championships

It was a tremendous day for CoPA yesterday as their synchronised swimmers won top medals at the Swim England North West Regional Championships at Irlam on Sunday.  CoPA entered swimmers for the figures, solo and duet events and every swimmer won a medal for one or other of these categories.

Photos and videos can be found here for logged in CoPA members.

Team CoPA were also heavily represented in the organisation and running of the event with Deborah responsible for managing the event on behalf of Swim England NW, Pam and Fiona in attendance as coaches, Camilla and Sarah judging, Alison as Clerk of Course, and Colin manning the door.

Congratulations and thanks to our friends from City of Salford, Stockport Metro, Trafford Synchro and Warriors of Warrington on their own results and for taking part and making the event a great success.

CoPA results were as follows:

12 & Under Figures (17 swimmers):

  • Lola: 4th
  • Chloe 5th

13-15 Figures (27 swimmers):

  • Evie: 5th
  • Natasha: 6th

15-18 Figures (14 swimmers):

  • Rhea: 1st (Gold)
  • Leah: 7th

12 & Under Solo

  • Chloe: 4th

15-18 Solo

  • Rhea: 1st (Gold)
  • Leah: 3rd (Bronze)

12 & Under Duet

  • Chloe & Lola: 2nd (Silver)

13-15 Duet

  • Evie & Natasha: 2nd (Silver)

15-18 Duet

  • Rhea & Leah: 2nd (Silver)

Full results can be found here.

CoPA Treasure Trove at Lancashire Championships

City of Preston Aquatics’ synchro girls produced another fine performance today as they competed at the 2018 Lancashire Championships against our friendly rivals, City of Salford and Kendal synchronised swimming clubs.

The girls came away with an impressive set of medals:

Novice Figures
  • Gold: Madison
  • Silver: Jessica
12 & Under Solo
  • Bronze: Chloe
15 & Over Solo
  • Silver: Rhea
12 & Under Duet
  • Gold: Rachel & Chloe
13 – 15 Duet
  • Silver: Evie & Natasha
15 & Over Duet
  • Gold: Rhea & Leah
Free Team
  • Gold: City of Preston Aquatics

Full table of results can be found here.

Videos of the routines can be found here for logged in members.

North West Region Win Synchro Beacon Games!

NW Region Beacon Trophy Winners 2018

City of Preston Aquatics were one of 3 synchro clubs constituting the North West region’s newly formed synchro Beacon Squad to successfully represent the North West region today at the Beacon Games.  The Beacon Games are an annual competition to showcase the synchro figure skills of elite swimmers on the Swim England talent programme and 2018 sees the formation of a regional beacon squad for the first time in the north west.

The games were hosted this year at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley by Rushmoor Synchronised Swimming club and 14 swimmers from City of Preston, City of Salford and Stockport Metro made the 6 hour coach journey to take part in their first ever Beacon tournament.  Their commitment was rewarded as the North West power house stormed to victory by winning outright the 2018 Beacon Trophy, based on the combined score of their top 10 swimmers, versus that of other regions.

Individual medals were won by the following north west swimmers:

  • Gold¬†for¬†Rhea Howard¬†(City of Preston) in the 15-18 age group beacon category
  • Silver¬†for¬†Rhea Howard¬†(City of Preston) in the 15-18 age group open category
  • Silver¬†for¬†Leah Meyer¬†(City of Preston) in the 15-18 age group beacon category
  • Bronze¬†for¬†Olivia Higham¬†(City of Preston) in the 15-18 age group beacon category
  • Silver¬†for¬†Alicia Cox¬†(City of Salford) in 13-15 age group beacon category
  • Bronze¬†for¬†Evie Walker¬†(Stockport Metro) in 13-15 age group beacon category

For the region to form its own beacon squad and scoop the national Beacon Trophy in the same year is nothing short of a magnificent achievement for synchro in the north west and is testament to the skill and dedication of the individual club coaches and the Swim England North West Athlete Development team, not to mention the artistry and hard work of the individual athletes in their pursuit of excellence.  CoPA is very proud of all our North West athletes.  Well done girls!