CoPA Triumph at the Warwickshire Synchro Championships

It was a hugely successful day for CoPA yesterday at the Warwickshire Synchronised Swimming Championships in Walsall.  In the 12 & under figures, Natasha placed 3rd to gain a bronze medal and qualifying to swim solo, whilst Daisy finished 1st in the 13 – 15 figures, taking a gold and qualifying to swim solo.  Meanwhile, Rhea finished 2nd in the 15 – 18 figures, taking a silver and qualifying to swim solo.

The solo events yielded more medals with Daisy finishing 1st to take gold in the 13 – 15 age group, whilst Rhea finished 3rd in the 15 – 18 group to take a bronze.  Natasha narrowly missed the podium, finishing 4th in the 12 & under age group with the first swim of a brand new routine.

In the team combination events, the 13 – 18 team (Ana, Isabel, Olivia H., Olivia M., Evie, Izzy, Leah, Rhea and Daisy) took gold for an outstanding first place performance whilst the 12 & under team (Elizabeth, Nema, Sofia, Rachel, Imogen, Natasha, Lola, Jorja and Chloe) followed up with an impressive performance to take a 3rd place bronze medal.

Full results are below.

12 & Under Figures

13-15 Figures

12 & Under Combo

13-18 Combo

 

 

CoPA Compete at ASA National Synchro Championships

Three CoPA swimmers had a great weekend at the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Nottingham last weekend.  In this, the top level competition in the UK, Rhea ranked 17th in her figures, whilst Tilly placed 32nd and Leah finished 42nd.

Rhea’s score qualified her as one of 12 swimmers to swim their free solo, whilst Tilly also swam in the technical solo.  Rhea and Tilly also swam their duet for which they placed 6th.  A tremendous result of which CoPA is very proud.

Rhea competing in the Free Solo discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Rhea competing in the Free Solo discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Rhea competing in the Free Solo discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Tilly & Rhea competing in the Free Duet discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Tilly & Rhea competing in the Free Duet discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

Tilly & Rhea competing in the Free Duet discipline in the ASA National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2017

NW Regional Squads

Congratulations to those CoPA swimmers who took part in yesterday’s North West athlete development trials.  All of our swimmers managed to obtain a place on either the Elite or Development squads.

The following CoPA swimmers made the NW Elite Squad:

  • Daisy Rushton
  • Rhea Howard
  • Tilly Hadcock
  • Leah Meyer
  • Isabel Clayton
  • Sophie Mills
  • Olivia Mills
  • Natasha Howard

The following  CoPA swimmers made the NW Development Squad:

  • Gracie Thomas
  • Isabel Gullick
  • Evie Coupe
  • Elizabeth Brown
  • Nema Dawkins
  • Imogen Barnes

Please see this document for full details and results breakdown.  Please also look at the events page for details of NW athlete development training dates.  Coaches/parents are encouraged to come along and get involved for experience even if they haven’t got swimmers involved as this is a development opportunity for both new and existing coaches.

CoPA Shine at the Nationals!

It was a successful weekend for CoPA at the ASA National Age Group Championships last weekend.  20 swimmers made the trip to Gloucester and achieved the following noteworthy results:

  • Daisy qualified to swim her solo and finished 6th (out of 12 who qualified) in the 13-15 solos
  • Daisy & Leah also qualified to swim their duet in the 13-15 age category and finished 8th
  • Rhea & Tilly swam their duet in the 15-18 age category and finished 7th
  • The 12 and under “Little Monsters” combination team (Abby, Elizabeth, Emily, Eve, Evie, Immy, Natasha, Nema, Rachel and Sofia) swam an outstanding routine to finish an impressive 9th out of 26 teams.  Many of these swimmers have only been with CoPA for less than 12 months!
  • The 13-15 free team (Daisy, Izzy, Leah and Olivia) finished 11th
  • The 19 & under combination team (Ana, Isabel, Olivia, Sophie, Rhea and Tilly) finished 2nd out of 17 to take a well deserved silver medal!

Full results can be found on the ASA event hub.