Welsh National Championships

Tuesday 3rd August saw the start of  the 6 day competition in Swansea.  this was the first year that the club had taken a team to this meet.

The 19 strong team saw all swimmers making best times.  In strong fields the PN Swimmers showed their strength and ability to keep going in both heats and finals.

Georgia Churchill-Wright started the great results winning Gold medals in the 400 and 800 Freestyle and the 400 I.M.  This Showed her ability as a distance swimmer after racing the 1500 Freestyle in Sheffield the week before.

The club was well represented in the 200 Butterfly with Brandon Choi, Adam Toy and John McGee-Colwell all making it into the final.  Brandon Choi swam a best time to pick up a bronze medal.

The girls were also well represented in the 200 Butterfly, with Helen St.John-Mosse picking up a Gold medal and Megan Owen picking the Silver medal.

More Gold medals were to come with an outstanding swim from Sarah Hughes to drop 2 seconds from heats to finals to win the 100 Backstroke.  Sarah also showed her strength and determination in the 200 Backstroke picking up a bronze medal and swimming a lifetime best in the 100 Freestyle 20 minutes after the Backstroke swim.  All the more impressive after not being well all week.

Following, the trend in the disability competition was Amberley Hoar picking up a massive 4 Gold Medals in the 50 and 100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 200 I.M and a Silver medal in the 100 Breastroke.  

Beth Lincoln brought the medal tally up yet again with a best time in the 1500 Freestyle winning a Silver medal.

Hannah Fredricks, after almost a year out of the water due to injury, showed her strength and determination delivering some great swims.  Showing good form for the new year ahead in her swimming.

More swimmers making finals were James Wheadon representing the club in both the 100 and 200 Breastroke and Will Pointon in the 100 Butterfly.

Jack Keeler had a great meet swimming best times in every event.  James Corrigan gave a solid performance in the 1500 Freestyle to record a best time.  Bailey Whitehead showed in strength in the Butterfly by just missing the final and recording a best time.

The younger swimmers Will Pointon, Luke Robins, Sophia Wybourne, Hannah Toy and Emily Cornell all swam best times showing great promise for the future.

Well done all.

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