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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.
There will be a new training course for synchronised swimmers and coaches to help master the new FINA figures and technical elements. Please see the event page for full details and let Fiona know as soon as possible if you wish to attend this course.
There will be an official Swim England coaching course run over two weekends in December for those interested in gaining an official synchro coaching qualification. This course would be ideal for teachers, volunteers and older swimmers. Please see the events page for details of the dates in December and how to apply.