Support GB Synchro and Water Polo Athletes!

CoPA has synchronised swimmers both past and present striving to represent their country as part of the GB synchronised swimming squad. However synchronised swimming and water polo were dealt a severe blow in 2014 when a major source of funding for these Olympic sports was cut entirely by UK Sport, leaving these athletes (or their parents) to fund the vast majority of their training themselves. Please take the time to complete the UK Sport public consultation survey on this topic which is currently under review and help to campaign for a fairer distribution of funding across all Olympic sports and hopefully synchro and water polo may once again be able to benefit from some much needed funding at national/international level.

Support CoPA this Christmas!

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!

Collection Bags

Clothing collection bags are again being distributed amongst club members to request donations of unwanted items for charity which will benefit our club financially when they are weighed in.  Please see Theresa to request a bag.  The next two scheduled collection dates are Thursday 27th April 2017 and Monday 16th October 2017, so please hand any filled bags to Theresa by these dates.

The bags may be used to collect the following:

  • Good quality men’s, ladies’ and children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together or elastic band around)
  • Hats
  • Belts
  • Handbags
  • Ties
  • Soft toys

Please do NOT include any of the following:

  • Duvets, bedding, household linen
  • Pillows and cushions
  • Carpets, rugs and mats (including bath, shower and toilet mats)
  • Curtains
  • Towels
  • Soiled or wet clothing
  • School uniform
  • Corporate clothing or work wear
  • Shredded or mutilated textile  material
  • Textile off-cuts, yarns or threaded material

Thanks for supporting our club.

CoPA Sponsorship – Music Centre Donation

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.

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Alex & Grace – Great North Swim

Alex & Grace - Great North Swim

Alex & Grace – Great North Swim

Synchro mums Alex and Grace today swam the Great North Swim in the Lake District for charity.  Alex is fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association and anyone wishing to sponsor her can do so on her JustGiving page.   Grace is also fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and CoPA as well!  Donations can be made in person to Chris Rushton or Grace and will be passed on to CoPA and Macmillan.

Both ladies finished in style!  Many congratulations from team CoPA!