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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 has synchronised swimmers both past and present striving to represent their country as part of the GB synchronised swimming squad. However synchronised swimming and water polo were dealt a severe blow in 2014 when a major source of funding for these Olympic sports was cut entirely by UK Sport, leaving these athletes (or their parents) to fund the vast majority of their training themselves. Please take the time to complete the UK Sport public consultation survey on this topic which is currently under review and help to campaign for a fairer distribution of funding across all Olympic sports and hopefully synchro and water polo may once again be able to benefit from some much needed funding at national/international level.
We are very pleased to announce that the following synchro swimmers have all passed their figure grades today at Irlam:
- Jess – Grade 1 Bronze
- Maddie – Grade 1 Bronze
- Evie – Grade 4 Bronze
- Natasha – Grade 4 Silver
Congratulations and great work girls!
It was an action packed weekend as CoPA travelled to Nottingham to compete in the National Synchronised Swimming Championships 2018. Although there were no medals this time, our girls did themselves and CoPA proud with creditable placings in this highest level of domestic synchro competition in the UK. Results are as follows:
- Rhea & Leah finished 9th in the free duet
- Rhea finished 11th in her tech solo
- Rhea finished 15th in her free solo
- The CoPA free combination team (Fiona, Isabel, Izzy, Leah, Olivia, Rhea and Tilly) finished 10th
Great work girls!
Videos of the routines can be seen here for logged in CoPA members.
There will be no synchro training on Friday 20th April or Sunday 22nd April due to coaching commitments at the National Championships. Water Polo training is on as normal.
CoPA is very proud to announce that Camilla Hadcock has successfully qualified as a level 3 synchro judge. This is the highest level of judging qualification and qualifies Camilla to judge national competitions. Congratulations and great work Camilla!
There will be no synchro training on Friday (30th March – Hutton), Sunday (1st April – Leyland) and Monday (2nd April – West View Elite Squad) due to Easter bank holiday pool closures.
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:
- Grade 2 Bronze:
- Grade 3 Bronze:
- Grade 3 Silver: