Help CoPA During Covid!

During this challenging time when we can’t fundraise in person and events have been cancelled, City of Preston Aquatics Swimming Club needs your help more than ever. If you’re shopping online for anything at all, please remember to go via easyfundraising to raise free donations for us.

Easyfundraising has over 4,000 shops and sites which will donate to us at no extra cost to yourself, including lots of big name retailers like John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay, M&S, Just Eat, Now TV, Domino’s Pizza and Audible. All you have to do is go through the easyfundraising website or App whenever you shop online and we’ll receive a % of your spend as a free donation, at no cost to you or us.

We really need all the help we can get at the moment and any funds we raise will make a big difference to us. Please remember to use easyfundraising and if you haven’t signed up yet, you can find out more details on our easyfundraising page, or sign up directly at: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/prestonaquatics/?utm_campaign=raise-more&utm_content=c19-e2.

Video Land Training Schedule

During the Coronavirus restrictions, CoPA land training sessions by remote video conference (Zoom) will take place on the following schedule:

  • Monday 6pm – Strength and conditioning
  • Tuesday 4pm – Core, extension and flexibility
  • Wednesday 6pm – Strength and conditioning
  • Friday 4pm – Core, extension and flexibility
  • Saturday 4pm – Strength and conditioning
  • Sunday 10am – Core, extension and flexibility

Anyone wishing to take part who is not already registered, please submit your email addresses to Paul or Fiona.

NW Routine Grade Results

Congratulations to all the City of Preston Aquatics girls who participated in the first Swim England NW routine grade assessments on Saturday at Irlam.  Continuing CoPA’s impressive 100% success rate, all of the following swimmers passed their grades:

  • Grade 1 Bronze: 

    Katie Harris
    Maddie Jackson
    Jess Lockett

  • Grade 2 Bronze: 

    Abby Litvinski
    Immy Barnes
    Lola Pearce
    Rachel Airey
    Chloe Hawksworth
    Nema Dawkins
    Sofia Danisman

  • Grade 3 Bronze: 

    Elizabeth Brown
    Evie Coupe

  • Grade 3 Silver: 

    Natasha Howard

CoPA Synchro Success at the North England Championships

The first ever Swim England North of England championships this weekend yielded some amazing results for City of Preston Aquatics:

  • Daisy impressed with 2 gold medals for her 13-15 figures and solo routine
  • Rhea took bronze medals for both figures and her 15-18 solo routine
  • Rhea and Leah gained silver medals for their 15-18 duet routine
  • The 12 & under free team (Natasha, Elizabeth, Immy, Abby, Lola, Chloe, Rachel, Sofia and Nema) were awarded a silver medal for their ‘Little Monsters‘ routine
  • The full 12 and under figure results were: Natasha 6th, Elizabeth 18th, Sofia 22nd, Immy 23rd, Lola 25th, Rachel 26th, Nema 28th, Abby 31st and Chloe 33rd.
  • Natasha finished 6th in her solo routine.
  • The 13-15 figures were: Daisy 1st and Evie 30th.
  • The 15-18 figures results were: Rhea 3rd and Leah 13th.

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

It’s called ‘Synchronised Swimming’!

Yesterday the world governing body for synchronised swimming (FINA) decided to change the name of the sport to ‘Artistic Swimming’. Many in the synchro community are upset at this re-naming of their sport without consultation and feel that the new name does nothing to describe the ‘synchronisation’ that forms the foundation of the sport, and neither does it reflect the extreme athleticism, power, strength, flexibility and endurance that has come to be synonymous with the sport. If you wish to voice your opposition to this change of name, please sign the petition below: