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.

NW Synchro Grade Results

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!

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.

CoPA Success at North West Synchro Championships!

City of Preston Aquatics’ run of successful results continued today at the North West Synchronised Swimming Championships at Broughton:

  • In the 12 and under figures competition, Natasha finished 5th, Immy 13th, Sofia 14th, Elizabeth 20th, Abby 21st, Nema 22nd, Lola 24th, Chloe 25th and Jorja 26th.
  • Daisy took gold in the 13-15 figures, whilst Olivia M., finished 12th.
  • The 15-18 figures saw Rhea take a 2nd place silver and Leah finish 4th.
  • In the 13-15 solo event, Daisy took gold.
  • Rhea finished second for another silver in the 15-18 solos and Leah gained a bronze for her third place finish.
  • Rhea and Leah took gold for their 15-18 duet routine.
  • The 12 and under team (Natasha, Elizabeth, Jorja, Chloe, Nema, Abby, Sofia, Lola and Immy) picked up another gold medal for their already award-winning 2017 “Little Monsters” routine.
  • The 13-18 Combination Team (Daisy, Rhea, Leah, Ana, Isabel, Olivia H., and Olivia M.) took a gold medal for their “Fairground Freaks” routine.

It goes without saying that the entire CoPA family continues to be very proud of our swimmers.  Congratulations to them all on yet more well earned success.

CoPA Synchro Swimmers Selected for GB Squad!

We are delighted to announce that City of Preston Aquatics now has two GB synchronised swimmers – Daisy Rushton and Rhea Howard.  The girls had already undertaken a gruelling set of prerequisite skills which had to be assessed at club level in order to meet the requirements to trial, which whittled down the number of candidates to 23 from across the country.  Trials then took place on Saturday at Hengrove Pool in Bristol following which the girls were successful, resulting in them being offered places on the GB squad.

Congratulations to both girls, of whom CoPA is justifiably proud.  Now the hard work really starts!

CoPA Bring Home the Silverware from National Synchro Combo Cup

What an amazing day for City of Preston Aquatics yesterday as they took part in the first ever Swim England national synchronised swimming Combination Cup in Manchester.  The event attracted approximately 600 swimmers from clubs the length and breadth of the UK and CoPA entered two teams – in the 12 & under and 13 – 18 age groups.  Against this stiff competition, both CoPA teams finished second in their events to gain silver medals!

12 & under “Little Monsters” team: Elizabeth, Rachel, Nema, Immy, Sofia, Jorja, Lola, Chloe and Abby

13 -18 “Fairground Freaks” team: Rhea, Tilly, Daisy, Olivia M., Izzy and Leah

We are immensely proud of our swimmers – congratulations girls!