Today was the first of 4 days of the Swim Wales Regional Championships at Llandudno where 13 Sharks competed in a cracking 8 lane pool. Prelims & finals for events up to and including 100m with longer events as Heat Declared Winners (HDW). Highlights from the morning session saw several making their way through prelims to the finals with Dyfrig Jones (10yrs) getting Silver in 50Fly as did Jason Simister (13-14yrs) in 100Back. Kelsie Webster (10yrs) just missed out on Bronze in the 200Free & Aaliyah Robins (13-14yrs) was 8th in 400IM. In the afternoon, Dyfrig Jones (10yrs) & Tom Weaver (13-14yrs) made the finals of the 100Free – Dyfrig finishing 4th & Tom 5th. Anna Davies (11-12yrs) made the final in 50Fly finishing 6th & Meg Smith (10yrs) was 5th in her 50Fly final. Jason Simister (13-14yrs) with a huge improvement on his entry time finished 4th in the 200Breast. The evening session saw Sharks back on the rostrum with Jason Simister (13-14yrs) taking Silver in the 400Free and a Bronze in the 50Fly. Well done to all that swam today, good start on the medal front and quite a few PB’s too – all the hard work paying off!
Sharks Regionals 2015 Medal Haul (after 1 day) – 0 Gold / 3 Silver / 1 Bronze
There is no training tomorrow (Sunday 1 Feb) and neither is there training next Sunday (8th) either due to the North Wales Championships taking place on these days.
The following two events have been popular and indeed very successful outings for some of our Sharks in recent years (check our gala calendar if you want to avoid clashes).
3 May – Darwins Challenge Aquathlon (Shrewsbury School)
24 May – Wrekin College Aquathlon (Telford)
Details can be found at www.welshtriathlon.org by searching for events in West Midlands.
Llanfair Caereinion High School Boys Yrs12-13 Free relay team lost out on Gold by just 0.29sec!
Tom Weaver (Llanfair Caereinion) with his Silver in Boys Yrs12-13 Back.
Here’s another of our swimmers at last weekends Urdd Finals – Keira, representing Llanfair Caereinion in the Girls Yr5-6 50m Breaststroke, just missed out on Bronze by a very small margin.
Montgomery School Boys Yr5-6 medley relay team included a few Sharks too and enjoyed a close race finishing 5th.
The Crystal Meet run by Wrexham Swimming Club takes place on Sunday 22 March 2015 with 19 swimmers from Sharks entered. Swimmers & events attached along with meet entry pack. Timetable & warm-up schedule will be posted when available.
Crystal Meet Entries
CLUB ENTRY PACK Crystal Meet 2015
The Tiger Bay Meet run by City of Cardiff Swimming Club is all set for the weekend 21-22 March 2015 with 12 swimmers from Sharks entered. Swimmers & events is attached along with meet entry pack. Timetable & warm-up schedule will be posted when available.
Our Swim Wales Regional (North) Championships take place over the coming two weekends – 31 Jan/1 Feb & 7/8 Feb – at Llandudno Swimming Pool. After some hard training these last 6 weeks we have a very strong field of swimmers travelling north including strong relay teams which will make for an exciting evening on the final day. Good luck, hope you all have some great swims. Timetable & warm-up schedule attached.
Regional Championships 2015 Timetable
2015 Regional Championships Warm Up Schedule
The four pictured said it was ‘pre-race team bonding’ but watching from the stands it looked more like Morris Dancing but whatever, it certainly did the trick as Welshpool High 12-13yrs came away with Gold in the Urdd 200m Medley Relay. All four swimmers – Mitchel Hunt, Carwyn Owen, Morgan Bowen & Joel Pryce – regulars at Sharks.