CoPA Swimmer Rhea Represents Great Britain

We are immensely proud of our swimmer Rhea who this month travelled to Belgrade, Serbia to represent Great Britain in technical and free team events at the Senior European Artistic Swimming Championships this week, coming home with a bronze medal!  Rhea has put in countless hours of training in Bristol over the past year as a full-time member of the GB artistic swimming squad.  Her dedication and hard work has paid off with Rhea being selected to swim in this international competition representing her country.  A video of Rhea’s swim with the team can be found below.

Congratulations Rhea!


Grade Results – September 2022

Big congratulations to the following CoPA swimmers who obtained the following grades at the September grade day:

  • Marisa, Rhea & Natasha:   Figure Grade 5 Gold
  • Chloe H. & Ellie:                     Figure Grade 5 Silver
  • Agatha:                                       Figure Grade 3 Bronze
  • Ruby-Lee:                                 Figure Grade 2 Bronze
  • Chloe NN:                                 Figure Grade 1 Bronze

Great work girls!

Fabulous Results for CoPA at National Championships

CoPA had a wonderful weekend at the 2022 National Championships – the first National event for our junior and senior swimmers since 2019. After an especially long period of time out of the pool for our senior swimmers the results were especially impressive. This was the largest number of entries CoPA had entered for many years with multiple personal bests in a number of events, which was especially impressive when considering the exceptionally high volume of overall entries! Huge thanks go to Fiona and all the coaches for helping to prepare the swimmers ahead of the competition and to our club volunteers and judge Camilla who helped at the competition. Full results are detailed below.

Technical Solo (out of 23):

  • Rhea – 4th
  • Natasha – 13th

Free Solo (out of 28):

  • Rhea – 5th
  • Marisa – 15th
  • Leah – 22nd

Technical Duet (out of 12): 

  • Rhea & Natasha – 5th

Free Duet (out of 18):

  • Leah & Rhea – 6th
  • Marisa & Natasha – 8th

Technical Team – 8th (out of 9)

Free Team – 10th (out of 14)

Well done to all of our swimmers we are very proud of you all!


Medal Success at National Age Group Championships

Huge congratulations to our 12&under and 13-15 swimmers who competed at NAG’s last weekend. Special congratulations go to our youngest club member Imogen for her Bronze medal in the 9-10 figures!! It was great to see our swimmers back to competing nationally after so long – with some swimmers competing nationally for the first time. Big thanks go to Fiona for getting the girls ready for the competition and to our volunteers who helped make the competition a huge success. Full results can be found below:

9-10 Figures: 

  • Imogen – BRONZE

13-15 Figures: 

  • Chloe – 9th
  • Marisa – 23rd
  • Jess – 79th
  • Ellie – 81st

13-15 Duet:

  • Chloe and Marisa – 5th

13-15 Solo: 

  • Chloe – 11th

13-15 Team – 9th

Well done to all swimmers!

Club Christmas Closing

The last training days before Christmas will be as follows, following which the club will be closed until the new year:

  • 17th December, Hutton
  • 18th December, Zoom (am) & Fulwood (pm)
  • 19th December, Leyland (Elite Squad only)

Due to current circumstances we will will not be having a Christmas display again this year, however, on Saturday 11th and Saturday 18th spectators will be allowed in the balcony at Fulwood.

The club will re-open on 4th January with the Hutton training session.

We wish all our swimmers and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

CoPA Swimmers Selected for England Synchro Squads

CoPA are very proud to announce that our synchro swimmers Chloe and Natasha have been selected for 2 separate England national artistic swimming (synchro) squads.  After 3 phases of trials, their hard work and dedication to their training has been justly rewarded with Natasha making the England Junior squad and Chloe making the England Youth squad.  This is the first time CoPA has had swimmers on two national squads at the same time, and their success is due in no small part to the expertise and professionalism of head coach Fiona Haworth.  We are immensely proud of our swimmers and look forward to following their progress.

Natasha & Chloe - England Synchro