CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR SWIMMERS WHO REPRESENTED THE CLUB AT THE 2018 WELSH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS OVER THE EASTER WEEKEND.
24 of the clubs top swimmers travelled to Swansea over the Easter weekend to compete against the best swimmers in Wales. The competition was top knotch with multiple swimmers from the Welsh National Squad in attendance – plus with multiple Welsh National Records broken our swimmers were truly up against the best. Our swimmers represented the club fantastically and they should all be proud of their achievements.
Well done to, Ruby Clayton, Will Clayton, NIa Gregson, Hannah Grimshaw, Ffion Halliwell, Sam Jackson, Ruby Jones, Seren Jones, Chloe Morris, Freya Pierce, Leila Prendergast, Evie Price, Olivia Price, Andy Reay, Catrin Roberts, Nansi Roberts, Adam Taylor, Ethan Taylor, Morgan Taylor, Fin Thomson, Lucy Thomson, Charlotte Thorpe, Tom Thorpe and Charlotte Walters.
In summary our swimmers achieved:
28 x FINALS
Fin Thomson (50m BR, 200m BC, 200m FC, 100m FC, 50m FC, 50m Fly), Chloe Morris (50m BR, 100m Fly, 50m BC, 200m IM, 50m Fly), Andy Reay (200m BC, 100m BC, 200m IM, 200m BR), Tom Thorpe (200m FC, 100m BR, 200m IM), Nia Gregson (100m BR, 100m BC, 50m BC, 200m BR, 50m Fly), Will Clayton (200m Fly), Ruby Jones (50m BC, 50m Fly), Charlotte Walters (50m BC) & Morgan Taylor (200m IM).
100 x PBs
Will (3), Nia (7), Hannah (1), Ffion (3), Sam (2), Ruby J (7), Seren (3), Chloe (10), Freya (6), Leila (1), Evie (4), Olivia (1), Andy (3), Catrin (1), Nansi (4), Adam (2), Ethan (2), Morgan (7), Fin (7), Lucy (6), Tom (2), and Charlotte W (3).
9 x MEDALS
GOLD – Andy (400m IM)
SILVER – Nia (400m IM)
BRONZE – Fin (50m FC)
BRONZE – Fin (200m FC)
BRONZE – Chloe (50m Fly)
BRONZE – Andy (200m BR)
BRONZE – Andy (200m BC)
BRONZE – Andy (200m IM)
BRONZE – Nia (50m BC)
This was another excellent year for Wrexham Swimming Club, we had more swimmers with more swims that achieved more finals and more PBs compared to 2017. We achieved the same number of medals and saw new swimmers achieve finals and medals which is a massive positive moving forward. On the whole the commitment and application on race day was excellent as lots of swimmers delievered on their pre-pool, warm-ups, race plans and recovery very professionally. We still need to gain more experience racing long course and we will tackle this in the coming cycles. There were also lessons learned for swimmers about competing at the highest levels which will provide valuable moving forward, plus some mistakes about managing the little details to promote positive performances that I am confident swimmers will improve as we move forward. Well done everyone.