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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.Ben Negus

On Friday evening we have an amazing evening of fun and learning set up for our members. Join us at 18:45 for the BIG Quiz itself with host, Coach Peter Brystow. Also at 18:45, we will be introducing you to the Silent Auction details. With amazing training and competition kit greatfully donated to us by international medallist's and Loughborough National Centre swimmers, brothers Max and Joe Litchfield. A list of the amazing items to be won on the silent auction can be found here At 19:45, Harriet Lee, former British,...

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.Ben Negus

COPS finished the final weekend of the Cambridgeshire County Champs with a flourish to see some outstanding performances, skills and learning take place. COPS had 7 representatives in the skins. 4 girls - Eve Wright, Amelia Monaghan, Beth Dennis and Olivia Lee and the girls ended up being the last 4 standing, eventually seeing Performance Squad swimmer, Eve Wright winning the skins title over team-mate, Beth Dennis. Our 3 boys, George Whiteman, Matthew Rothwell and Fabian Brudnicki did themselves proud too. Going in to the skins ranked 8th, 6th, 7th...

Coach.Ben Negus

COPS Coaching and committee would like you to join us in welcoming our new Performance Pathway Coach, Paul Stanley. Paul will begin his full-time role with COPS on Monday 13th January 2020. He will oversee the programme for the first week, and then take on coaching hands on the following week, as of the 20th January. We are very excited to have Paul join COPS. He has a racing and coaching pedigree in the West Midlands. He competed for Stafford Apex and Chase in his swimming career. He also gained...

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...

Coach.Ben Negus

COPS competed in the East Region Winter Short Course Championships on the 1st -3rd December 2019 at Basildon and continued to show its strength in the regional, bot only with some of our regular faces, but with some new guard leading the way too. COPS finished with... 7 x GOLDS - Becky Burton, Amelia Monaghan, Eve Wright, Beth Dennis, Harriet Salisbury, Womens 4x50m Medley Relay - Eve Wright, Beth Dennis, Becky Burton, Amelia Monaghan 7 x SILVERS - Henry Pearce, Amelia Monaghan, Becky Burton, Eve Wright 6 x BROZNE -...

Coach.Peter Brystow

The East Region have released the qualifying times and schedule for the 2020 Long Course Championships. For more information please follow the below link - https://www.eastswimming.org/swimming/swimming-competitions/ This is the premier regional competition and should be the target for all swimmers in Performance, Age Group Performance, Competitive Plus and Junior Performance.