Parents of swimmers who are NOT returning to Swansea on the 18th and 19th, please read the bottom section of this page.
Well done to all the swimmers who competed at the Nationals this weekend, by the end of the second day our swimmers made 11 finals, from this our swimmers won an impressive 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze
Hannah Aspden Gold in the 200 Fly, Holly Bennett Bronze 200 Fly, Liv Davies Gold in the 50 Brs and 200m Im , Silver in the 50m &100m backstroke, and Gracie Anwyl winning silver in the 50m Breaststroke
Hannah Aspden also narrowly missed out in the finals of the (100fly -5th) (400Im-7th) (50 Bk – 4th) (200IM 4th) all great swims
Ethen Williams made the final of the 50m Brs finishing 6th,
Good swims and Pbs from Alex Davies in the 200m FC, Andy Boardman Hit 5 Pbs from 5 races, Ella Williams in the 50m Bk and Kirsha Knicholson Pbd in the 50Bk and 50m Brs setting a great long course time of 1.08.94 on the first leg of the 4x100m FC relay, Every swimmers Pbd their long course time in every race, Impressive.
In the first relay the 4 x 100m Medley, Ella, Liv, Holly and Kirsha posted an impressive time of 5.16.68 with the team placing 7th
In the second relay the 4 x 100m FC , Kirsha, Holly, Liv and Gracie all Pbd their 100m times totaling 4.56.06 with the team placing 9th
We were looking forward to the final two days,
Liv and Gracie going into the 100m and 200m breastroke seeded 1st and 2nd in the 100m and 1st and 3rd in the 200m, with a great chance of winning gold and silver in both events.
Liv is also seeded 2nd in the 200m back,
Holly is seeded 5th in 50m fly, 6th 100m fly, with 400im as her final race , Cary Watchorn is seeded 5th in the 100m fly, Ethan Williams has 4 races left having a good chance of making 3 finals in the 50m fly, 100m Breast and 200m Breast seeded. Jamie Waite swimming in the 50m Brs, and Andy Boardman 4 races still to swim.
I proved to be very dissapointing for Jamie Waite who traveled down in the early hrs of Sunday morning in preperation for his swim, only to find out as he reached the pool that a light bulb had burst over the pool and the last 2 days have had to be re-scheduled for the 18th and 19th of April.
Could the swimmers who were due to compete on the final two days, please let me know if you intent to travel back to Swansea on the 18th and 19th, room bookings need to be done quickly to get a good deal.
i believe for those who are not traveling back down Swim Wales are offering a refund see message from swim wales below.
ps there is a withdrawl form on the swim wales website to claim money back for swimming events (see below).