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Coach.Ben Negus

Congratulations to Connor Walker and Olivia Lee on their selections for the Diploma in Sporting Excellence, which is a 18 month scholarship which is delivered and supported by SwimEngland. The scholarship is open to invited national level athletes in differing sports in year 12-13 and is part of a scheme to support athlete growth, learning and understanding, but also adds UCAS points to the athletes university application upon successful completion. Connor and Olivia follow a long line of COPS swimmers to participate in the DiSe programme, supporting our long-term athlete...

Coach.Ben Negus

At the 2020 SwimEngland East Region ACM COPS Head Coach Ben Negus was awarded the SwimEngland East Region Silver Pin for services to East Region Coaches. The award is given out to volunteers that have offered something exceptional in their field to support our sport. Ben was nominated for his volunteer support of Regional coaches during the lock-down. Link: https://www.eastswimming.org/acm-september-2020/

Coach.Ben Negus

COPS are now operating a safe socially distanced FREE TRIAL for the potential superstars of the future! A FREE TRIAL session is open to all over the age of 6 and SwimEngland Level/Stage 7 or higher. Why not give us a try? Any current members, do you have any friends who you think would love our club? Give Coach Paul Stanley a contact at paul.stanley@copsclub.co.uk

Coach.Ben Negus

Congratulations to Age-group Performance Squad Swimmer Olivia Mahoney on her selection for the SwimWales National Skills Academy Squad for 2020/2021. Olivia will access education sessions, skill camps and join the best juniors in welsh swimming for the season ahead.

Coach.Ben Negus

Congratulations to Josh Martin on his selection for SwimEnglands National Development Programme for 2020-2021 season. Josh joins a national group of 270 swimmers who will access education sessions set out by top specialists in their field supported by SwimEngland

Coach.Peter Brystow

In the past week COPS have appeared in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph and also the 'Peterborough Matters' website for local news. The article can be found at the below link - https://www.peterboroughmatters.co.uk/local-sports/peterborough-cops-lockdown-activities-skills-9678 This has been a chance to highlight the fantastic work our members have been doing during lockdown, especially without access to a swimming pool. This has been an opportunity to improve skills and attributes that we wouldn't necessarily have had time for during a normal training season; we consider this to be a positive for the long term...

Coach.Peter Brystow

The first ever COPS Virtual Race Day was hosted online on Monday. This was a slight twist on the normal competition of racing; rather than aiming to beat their personal bests, on this occasion the swimmers were aiming to match them. 68 excited COPS members entered the Sprintastic event, and although they were all at home in their living rooms, many donned their normal race gear to get in to the spirit of the event. Once online, the swimmers were tasked with using self imagery to visualise what their perfect...

Coach.Peter Brystow

COPS Return to the TOP 10 Nationally Ranked Clubs This weekend City of Peterborough Swimming Club finished a respectable 9th place in the National 'A' Final of swimming's version of the F.A. Cup. After winning every round in the National Arena East Midlands league in 2019, COPS represented the area admirably in the national final at the Cardiff International Pool. Stand-out performances from the day include Vanesa Cimenova, who came first in her 50m Butterfly race and Amelia Monaghan, who came third in the Open 200m Individual Medley race. You...

Coach.Peter Brystow

copsRISES Champions - February Respect Champion Megan Donovan Age Group Performance Squad At both the County Championships and the Swansea Open Meet, Megan displayed respect to all of the volunteer officials before leaving poolside. She individually thanked the judges and referees and shook their hands at the end of each day. This was noted and mentioned by officials at both competitions and by the meet promoter at Swansea. Integrity Champion No winner There has been no standout member nominated for demonstrating integrity during February Standards Champion Bethany Minett Mini/Development 1...

Coach.Peter Brystow

The first Friday after Christmas saw swimmers from several Cambridgeshire clubs meet at Oundle School Swimming Pool to join together for a fantastic camp. The day saw the young swimmers participate in two pool sessions, one focused on building a strong base to the stroke with an effective kick, and the second session working towards increasing stroke efficiency. In between the pool sessions, the swimmers were also lucky enough to have an educational session on nutrition. They learnt about how a well balanced diet can improve training performance, the best...