Welcome to City of Preston Aquatics
Synchronised swimming training times and locations are as follows:
- Monday: West View Leisure Centre - 19:00 - 21:00 (Elite Squad - pool)
- Tuesday: Hutton Grammar School - 19:00 - 20:00 (land work), 20:15 - 21:15 (pool)
- Friday: Hutton Grammar School - 19:30 - 21:30 (pool)
- Sunday: Leyland Leisure Centre - 18:00 - 20:00 (land work / exercise studio), 20:00 - 21:00 (pool)
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Congratulations to the following swimmers who today passed their skill levels at Knottingley:
- Skill 2 – Gracie
- Skill 3 – Natasha & Olivia
- Skill 5 – Tilly
Team CoPA triumphed again on Sunday with all swimmers making their mark on the competition. Results were split between the Yorkshire clubs and the invitational clubs and the results here represent the invitational clubs of which CoPA was a part.
In the 12 and under category, Daisy took gold for her figures and gold for her solo, whilst Natasha took bronze medals for both her figures and solo. Daisy and Olivia also took a gold for their duet. In the 13-15 category, Leah placed first to take gold in figures, with Izzy close behind to take silver. The two girls also stood side-by-side on the podium in the solo event with Leah taking gold and Izzy silver. Both girls cemented their partnership with their duet swim to earn themselves a gold medal. In the 15-18 junior competitive category, Rhea took silver for figures and another silver for her solo. Rhea and Tilly took gold for their competitive duet.
The medal count was sufficient to warrant a special award for CoPA in joint third place for the ‘most medals’ won overall in the competition. Considering that CoPA were by far the smallest club there this is a considerable achievement and is in keeping with CoPA’s ‘quality over quantity’ ethos. Another deserved result for CoPA swimmers.
Full results are available here. Videos to follow soon for (logged in) CoPA members.
CoPA accomplished at the Swim North East/Swim North West Multi-Regional Championships in Sheffield this weekend with all swimmers scooping medals.
Daisy took the top spot in figures to take gold from 53 competitors in the category, as well as netting a silver for her solo. Daisy and Olivia took bronze for their duet, with Rhea and Tilly also taking a bronze with their duet. The 13-15 recreational combination team (Ana, Gabriel, Izzy, Leah, Sophie and Willow) took gold, whilst the 12 and under free team (Daisy, Gracie, Natasha and Olivia) gained a silver. Well done to all!
Full results are now available here.
Videos of the event to follow for CoPA members.
REMINDER: Scheduled training at Hutton is cancelled this Friday due to a number of swimmers and coaches travelling away to Sheffield that night for the Multi-Regional Championships on Saturday.
It was a successful day for CoPA on Sunday at the 7th Lancashire County Water Polo & Swimming Association Synchronised Swimming Championships at Palatine pool with several of our swimmers medalling. Gracie placed first to take gold in the novice figures competition and Daisy also took gold in the 12 & under solo. Rhea gained a gold for her solo in the 13, 14 & 15 age group category, with Leah also taking silver. In the 12 & under duets it was another CoPA gold for Daisy and Olivia whilst Leah and Izzy also grabbed a gold for their 13, 14 & 15 age group duet. In the 15 & over duets, Prisha and Victoria took bronze, and in the combination free teams, CoPA finished 2nd to take silver against strong competition from four Salford teams. Well done to all!
Please take note that there will be no training on 29th September as Hutton pool will be closed.
City of Preston Aquatics’ scheduled training session on Monday evening, 7th September saw a special visit from Mr Guy Topping, Managing Director of Barton Grange Garden Centre as he demonstrated his support for City of Preston Aquatics by delivering a new music centre. Mr Topping spent time watching CoPA swimmers train and was fully apprised of goings on by coaches Alex and Fiona. City of Preston Aquatics would like to extend their grateful thanks to Mr Topping for this most generous donation which is sure to serve the club well for many years to come.
An outstanding result for CoPA swimmer Daisy as she finished 2nd to take silver in figures at the first ever synchro Beacon Games in Bristol this weekend. The competition is open to swimmers from the regional beacon programmes as well as the England Development Squad. Five England Development Squad members competed in the games and Daisy finished ahead of three of those to place fourth overall. With the EDS members excluded for beacon results, Daisy ranked 2nd.
A brilliant result well deserved for Daisy, and another proud result for CoPA.