CoPA Sponsorship – Music Centre Donation

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.

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Daisy Takes Silver at Beacon Games!

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.

 
Daisy - Beacon Competition Success

CoPA Success at Warwickshire [+ Full Results]

It was another successful day for City of Preston Aquatics at the Warwickshire competition in Rugby on 4th July with several medals being brought home across all events:

  • the 12 and under team (Daisy, Olivia, Natasha, Gracie, Lily and Millie) came second to take silver,
  • the 13/14/15 team (Sophie, Isobel, Leah, Anna, Gabriel and Willow) took silver as well,
  • the CoPA senior team (Fiona, Shannon, Megan, Rhea, Lydia and Tilly) also finished second to gain silver medals,
  • Daisy reached first place to grab a gold medal in her figures and also gained a bronze for her solo routine which takes into account her earlier figures score,
  • Shannon came second in figures and also in her solo to net her two silver medals.

An amazing effort from CoPA suitably rewarded.  Well done to all.

Full results:

June Skill Results

CoPA swimmers Rhea and Tilly took their next skill levels at Manchester Aquatics Centre today and we are very pleased to announce that Rhea passed Skill 5 and Tilly passed Skill 4.  Well done to both!

Alex & Grace – Great North Swim

Alex & Grace - Great North Swim

Alex & Grace – Great North Swim

Synchro mums Alex and Grace today swam the Great North Swim in the Lake District for charity.  Alex is fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association and anyone wishing to sponsor her can do so on her JustGiving page.   Grace is also fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support and CoPA as well!  Donations can be made in person to Chris Rushton or Grace and will be passed on to CoPA and Macmillan.

Both ladies finished in style!  Many congratulations from team CoPA!

 

CoPA Success at British Championships

Well done to all swimmers who competed in the British Championships at Gloucester this weekend.  It was another success story for CoPA with Shannon and Beth taking a silver medal in the technical duet with a score of 59.9902 and Shannon scoring 60.7705 for her technical solo to scoop bronze.  The team also swam well in their free combination event and finished 9th (including the England Team) overall.  Full results can be found on the ASA web site.

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Shannon - Technical Solo Bronze

Shannon – Technical Solo Bronze

Beth & Shannon - Silver Medallists

Beth & Shannon – Technical Duet Silver Medallists

 

 

Nationals Information

The final schedule for the Nationals competition on 2nd/3rd May and event details involving CoPA swimmers can be found below.

 

All competing swimmers please remember to bring the following:

  • Change for the car park
  • Passport or other form of identity which incorporates your photograph
  • Log book

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