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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CoPA is very proud to announce that synchro swimmer Natasha has been invited to join the England Youth synchronised swimming squad for 2020 following successful trials last weekend. Natasha trialled alongside 50 of the top athletes in the country in her age category and was amongst the top 20 who were selected.
Congratulations Natasha and we are excited to follow your progress!
There is no training (both synchro and Water Polo) on Sunday 24th November due to a prior event taking place in Leyland pool which is expected to overrun.
A fantastic day today for CoPA synchro swimmers as they took part in the 2019 Lancashire Synchro Championships at Palatine, Blackpool. It was a great first competition for a lot of our swimmers and CoPA scooped some amazing results:
🥉 Bronze: Amarah
12 & Under Solo:
🥇 Gold: Lola
🥇 Gold: Natasha
🥈 Silver: Evie
15 & Over Solo:
🥇 Gold: Rhea
🥉 Bronze: Leah
12 & Under Duet:
🥇 Gold: Chloe and Lola
🥇 Gold: Natasha and Evie
🥈 Silver: Rachel and Maddie
🥉 Bronze: Abby and Katie
15 & Over:
🥇 Gold: Rhea and Leah
🥈 Silver: Olivia and Nema
CoPA Combo: 🥇 Gold
CoPA Free Team: 🥈 Silver
Thank you to all of the amazing coaches, judges and volunteers that helped make the day a success. Special thanks to our friends from City of Salford synchro club (who also got some great results) for competing with us and for being such great sports. Videos of the CoPA routines can be found here for logged in CoPA members.
Congratulations to the following CoPA synchro swimmers who passed their grades at weekend:
∙ Ellie: 1 Bronze
∙ Emilia: 2 Bronze
∙ Maddie: 3 Bronze
∙ Chloe: 3 Silver
∙ Jess: 3 Bronze
∙ Katie: 3 Bronze
∙ Natasha: 5 Silver
∙ Evie: 5 Silver
— Preston Synchro (@COPAsynchro) September 23, 2019
Synchro competitions require that swimmers have their hair gelled for a routine. It is often better to arrive already prepared to save time at the competition. There will be a gel demonstration and practice session on Sunday 22nd September at 6:15pm as part of the regular Leyland training session. Please let Fiona know if you will be attending.
Congratulations to our synchro coaches Candice, Carol and Sarah who have successfully completed the Swim England Assistant Coach qualification.
REMINDER: There will be no training on Sunday 23rd June due to the Warwickshire Championships.
It was a big day on Friday for CoPA’s synchro swimmers Chloe, Evie, Lola and Natasha as they took part in the synchro Beacon Games in Aldershot to represent the North West region. The girls were part of the North West’s Beacon Squad – the first stage of the England Talent programme for younger swimmers – and the regional team also included swimmers from City of Salford and Stockport synchronised swimming clubs.
The girls worked incredibly well as a team and their efforts were rewarded as CoPA swimmer Evie took a bronze medal for her individual score in the 13-15 age group category. The NW Beacon team also finished third overall with a score of 56.27, less than a point behind the overall winners, Walsall Beacon.
An outstanding effort and great result – well done to all our NW Beacon swimmers.
Rhea & Leah have just taken part in Day 1 of the National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Nottingham with some great results:
- Rhea 8th in Tech Solo
- Rhea 12th in Free Solo
- Leah 14th in Tech Solo
- Leah 18th in Free Solo.
- Rhea & Leah 8th place in Technical Duet!
Shown here warming up just before their technical duet swim:
Videos are available here from the recent multi-regional synchro championships at Blackpool for logged in CoPA members.