Holywell Valentine meet was a brilliant event, well supported by 15 teams, Bebington, Broadway(Walsall) Buckley, Chirk Dragons, Clwb Nofio Caernarfon, Colwyn Bay, Connahs Quay, Corwen Sharks, Isle of Anglesey, Liverpool Penguins, Rhyl Dolphins, Runcorn Reps, Ruthin Rays, Welshpool Sharks, Wrexham.
Some fast racing from all swimmers made for an exciting event, lots of poolside support and dancing within the breaks,
Laura Adamson (2 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 PBs), Katie Allen (4 Gold), Ethan Cameron (3 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze, 5 PBs), Emilie Cartlidge (7 Gold, 1 PB), Thomas Croston (1 Silver, 1 PBs) , Ellen Davies (1 Bronze, 4 PBs) Cora Evans (1 PB) Victoria Flynn-Guy (2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 PB), Deri Griffiths ( 2 Gold, 4 PBs ), Lloyd Griffiths (2 Gold, 1 Bronze, 2 PBs), Freya Hall, (1 Silver) Luke Hall ( 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 7 PBs), Finley Hewitt (2 PBs) Zac Hewitt ( 2 Gold, 2 PBs) Ffion Jones ( 1 Silver, 7 PBs), Caitlyn Jones ( 1 Silver, 3 Bronze, 7 PBs) Emily Jones (1 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze, 11 PBs), Isla Jones (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze, 5 PBs), Seren Jones (2 Silver, 2 Bronze, 5 PBs), Sian Kitchen (1 Gold, 5 PBs), Thomas Kitchen (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze, 2 PBs), Oliver Langridge (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 6 PBs), Jean-Luc Lovell-Pascal (6 Gold, 2 Silver, 4 PBs), Evan Merton (2 Golds, 2 PBs), Faye Morris ( 2 Golds, 2 PBs) Kirsha Nicholson (3 Silver) Luca Owen ( 2 Golds, 1 Bronze 5 PBs ), Alexandra Owen-Hatfield (6 Gold, 1 Silver, 7 PBs) Francesca Owen-Hatfield ( 7 Gold, 7 PBs) Tom Priestley (1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1PB), Ffion Rich (3 PBs) , Rhys Roberts (5 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze , 9 PBs), Hannah Simpson ( 4 Gold, 2 Silver, 6 PBs), Lowri Thomas (1 Silver, 5 PBs), Morgan Thomas (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze, 8 PBs), Georgia Wade-Jones (8 Gold, 2 |Silver, 10 PBs) , Lily Westerman (1 Silver, 1 PBs), Emily Grace Williams (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 PBs) Gwen Williams (3 PBs), Lotty Woolley (1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze, 5 PBs).
Big thank you to all the officials and volunteers who help on the day, we couldn’t hold these events without you all.
Shout out to Sue, Kathryn in the backroom, Nigel, Matt and Steve on the timing system, all those who help on the entry desk and help desk, and those who help set up and put away at the end of the day, we thank you all, apologies if I missed anyone.
Stephanie Proud Backstroke Clinic @ Holywell January 2020.
Holywell, Chirk and Buckley swimmers had a great day with Steph Proud, British 200m backstroke champion, 2012 London Olympian, 2010 Commonwealth games swimmer. Steph held a Land training session, a pool session and Q&A session at Holywell Leisure Centre. The swimmers had a great day at land training, the swimmers demonstrated a high level of skill in the pool which Steph commentated on saying how impressed she was. The swimmers and some parents asked lots of questions at the Q&A. Steve Parker (Chirks head coach) and I agree how well our swimmers are constantly learning and moving forward, it’s great to see.
Land Session with Steph
Pool session with Steph
A big thank you to all the parents who helped towards a great spread of food we had at the Q&A session, the kids loved it.
FEBRUARY UPDATE:_ REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st January 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th and 9th February.
An amazing 2 weekends of intense swimming, super support from swimmers and parents for the team, lots of ups (Zac Hewitt coming from 6th in the 50 Free final to win silver and downs Laura Adamson going into the of the 100 Brs only to have her goggles come off in the final when diving in). but this is what makes a swimmer Laura dusted herself off and went on later to PB and win Bronze in the 200m Brs.
The week started well with Jean-Luc Lovel Pascal in the 1500m with a solid swim taking 38.10 seconds off his entry time and the success for the swimmers continued throughout the 2 weekends, Well done team..
Team support was fantastic, swimmers cheering and shouting support for their teammates both in the prelims and the finals.
Laura Adamson (2 Finals, 2 Bronze, 4 PBs), Katie Allen, Jac Armstrong, Quinn Boddie ( 2 Finals, 2 Silver, 3 PBs,), Ethan Cameron (5 PBs), Emilie Cartlidge (2 PBs), Tomas Clarke (2 Finals, 2 PBs), Thomas Croston (2 PBs) , Victoria Flynn-Guy, Deri Griffiths (1 PB), Lloyd Griffiths, Luke Hall (4 PBs), Zac Hewitt (4 Finals, 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze ) Emily Jones (6 Finals, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze, 8 PBs) Isla Jones1 Final, 1 PB), Seren Jones (1 PB), Sian Kitchen (3 PBs), Oliver Langridge (1PB), Jean-Luc Lovell-Pascal (4 Finals, 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze, 17PBs), Evan Merton (5 Finals, 1 Bronze, 7 PBs), Luca Owen (3 PBs), Alexandra Owen-Hatfield (3 Finals, 4 Gold, 2 Siver, 2 Bronze, 8 PBs) Francesca Owen-Hatfield ( 3 Finals, 4 Gold, 1 Silver, 7 PBs) Tom Priestley (1 Final, 9 PBs), Elinor Rich (6 Finals, 2 Bronze, 7 PBs) Ffion Rich , Rhys Roberts (3 Finals, 2 Silver, 9 PBs), Hannah Simpson ( 6 Finals, 1 Bronze, 6 PBs), Lowri Thomas (2 PBs), Morgan Thomas (1 Final, 2 PBs), Georgia Wade-Jones (6 Finals, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, 6 PBs) , Lily Westerman (3 PBs), Ella Williams (1 Final, 1 Gold), Emily Grace Williams (7 Finals, 1 Gold, 5 Silver, 5 Bronze, 6 PBs) Gwen Williams (2 PBs), Tomos Williams (3 Finals, 1 Silver, 4 PBs) Lotty Woolley (2 Finals, 7 PBs) Scott Woolley (1 PB).
Records were broken by :- Emily Jones 50m Freestyle, Evan Merton 50m Breaststroke, Alexandra Owen-Hatfield 100 & 200m Butterfly.
Big thank you to all the Holywell ASC parents who helped out officiating