Junior Swimmers lead the way at local development competition

CITY of Swansea Aquatics swimmers raced at the Penlan Community Leisure Centre run by Freedom Leisure on Sunday, (Apr 7). 

Swimmers aged 8 years and under raced in the twenty five metres butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and 100metre Individual Medley.

Swimmers aged 9 to12 years swam  in the 50 metres butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and 200m freestyle and Individual medley.

For a lot of the swimmers it was their first competition and one in which they could compete with established swimmers in key events locally gaining experience in racing against local clubs.

Sam Jones assistant head coach of Swansea Aquatics said: “The club swam exceptionally well in individual races and in the relay teams at all levels. There were 20 plus swimmers who competed for the first time today and who came away with a smile on their faces, excited to compete again.”

Jones went on to say; ” The swimmers were excellent today winning 30 golds, 33 silvers and  39 bronze in another successful Swansea Aquatics Junior Development meet. The club will be looking forward to hosting and swimming in the second meet on July 14th, this in the clubs centenary year.”

Results 1st place Winners

Girls 8 and Under

25m Butterfly Evie Evans, 100m Individual Medley Rebecca Del Sol-Gonzalez, 25m Backstroke Ava David.

Girls 9-12

9 Years Libby Geach 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 200 Individual Medley Libbie Hale 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke Libbie Hale  

10 Years Maddison Turatto-Owen, 50m Breaststroke

11 Years Gracie Minty, 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke Isabelle David, 200m Freestyle Nicole Farcas,  

12 Years Ruby Shadrach 50m Backstroke Morgan Turatto-Owen 200m Freestyle

Boys 8&Under

7 Years Rory Johns 25m Backstroke Harry Banner, 25m Freestyle

Boys 9-12 Years

9 Years Cody Johns – 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 200m Freestyle. Jack Arnold – 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle 10 Years Jack Arnold, 50m Freestyle  11 Years Matthew Davies 50m Breastroke

Relay Results

8 and Under Mixed 100m Freestyle Relay – Georgie bo-Davies, Keyne Demary, Peidong Huang, Rebecca Del Sol-Gonzalaz, 100m Mixed Medley Relay – Ave David, Evie Evens, Herbie Smith, Keyne Demary

9-10 Years Mixed 200m Freestyle Relay – Abdullah Aldalati, Libbie Hale, Libby Geach, Jack Arnold, 100m Mixed Medley Abdullah Aldalati, Libbie Hale, Libby Geach and Kaden Diouf.

Best Overall Winners based on points 7 Years Finley Higgins, 8 Years Ava David, 9 Years Libbie Hale, 10 Cody Johns, 12 Morgan Turatto-Owen

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