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.

 

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!

CoPA Shine at the Warwickshire Synchro Championships

It was a great day for City of Preston Aquatics as they competed at the Warwickshire Synchro Championships in Walsall yesterday and came away with an impressive medal selection:

  • The 15 and under combination team (Abby, Chloe, Daisy, Jess, Jorja, Katie, Lola, Maddie, Nema and Rachel) took a first place gold!
  • The 13 – 18 combination team (Ana, Evie, Isabel, Olivia, Leah, Natasha and Rhea) finished second for silver
  • Rhea and Leah took silver medals for their duet
  • Evie and Natasha took bronze medals for their duet
  • Rhea took silver medals for both her figures and solo

Full results are as follows:

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

Great work girls!

CoPA at the National Championships 2018

It was an action packed weekend as CoPA travelled to Nottingham to compete in the National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2018. Although there were no medals this time, our girls did themselves and CoPA proud with creditable placings in this highest level of domestic synchro competition in the UK.  Results are as follows:

  • Rhea & Leah finished 9th in the free duet
  • Rhea finished 11th in her tech solo
  • Rhea finished 15th in her free solo
  • The CoPA free combination team (Fiona, Isabel, Izzy, Leah, Olivia, Rhea and Tilly) finished 10th

Great work girls!

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

Synchro National Age Groups 2017 – Great Results for CoPA

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!

CoPA Master the Masters!

Saturday saw CoPA put in an outstanding performance at the National Synchro Masters Championships in Rugby.

  • Fiona took gold medals in both the technical and free solo categories in the 40-49 age group and also gained the highest score of the day for her free solo routine.
  • The team (Alex, Ellie, Eloise, Fiona and Sorcha) placed second for a silver medal in their 25-39 year age group combination team routine, missing out on the top spot by only 0.6 of a point!

Full results from the competition are available on the Swim England Synchro web site.

Fantastic work ladies.