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Early Summer Success for Swimmers

The weekend of 1st & 2nd July saw 60+ swimmers from Wrexham SC compete in England, Wales and Europe. All these events provided final preparation for our athletes as we head to National and International Events later in the summer. The success over the weekend was excellent from all parts as we are still in heavy training for main target meets of the summer.

 

HOLYWELL SUMMER SPRINTS

The majority of the club were racing in Holywell as they fine tuned their skills and racing mentality ahead of National Championships next month. The swimmers absolutley smashed it to win the Top Club Award at the meet on top of the following:

  • 188 x PBs Achieved
  • 124 x 4th,5th,6th Place Medals
  • 62 x Bronze Medals
  • 35 x Silver Medals
  • 35 x Gold Medals

Leading the way for the club was Morgan Taylor who competed in the 13yr Age-Group who won an incrediable 8 x Gold Medals as well as breaking the Meet Record in the 100m Free. Not far behind, and leading the way for the Girls was Chloe Morris who competed in the 12yr Age-Group where she won 5 x Gold Medals and broke the Meet Record in the 100m Fly. Caoimhe Majid-Byrne came away with invaluable racing experience plus 3 x Gold Medals in the 9yr Age-Group. 2 x Gold Medals were won accross multiple Age-Groups, from the Oldest with Neal Allen (20) and Andy Reay (23), to the Youngest with Evie Price (11). Double Gold was also won by Keane Gerasmo, Tyler Hughes, Freya Pierce, and Olivia Price. Joining the Gold Medal winners at the Top of the Podium was also Ethan Benton, Nia Gregson, Morgan Phillips, Ethan Taylor and Connie Sanger.

This was an impressive Team Effort and Team Result so close to the end of the season and a massive stepping stone to performing over the summer and all swimmers should be very happy with their racing attitudes and results at this meet. A Big Thank You to Jane. Nikki and Julie for their help poolside and also to all our club officials that stepped up to help run the meet to give our swimmers, and others, this excellent opportunity.

 

SWIM WALES OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Whilst most of the club were racing in the 'warmish' environment of Holywell: Tom Thorpe, Evan Price, Will Clayton and Andy Price travelled down to Parc Bryn Bach to compete in the 2017 Welsh Open Water Championships. Will, Tom and Evan all took to the water just before noon, donned in their wetsuits and heading into the tough conditions to race the best Open Water Swimmers in Wales. Will competed in the Elite 3km Event and showed great steps forward in his confidence and experience gaining a very well fought BRONZE MEDAL in the 15yr Age-Group. Evan and Tom took part in the Elite 5km Event, both for the first time, and both in the 17+ Age-Group. Both found it tough going through the weeds, reeds and other pond life but both pushed hard and completed the course in respectable times. Tom was 6th and Evan was 7th overall but in the British Age-Group Category of 17/18yrs they placed 2nd and 3rd respectively. Just after lunch Andy Price took to the water in the Open 1.5km race, also racing that distance for the first time, where he placed a very respectable 4th place.

These events are not easy and each event offers a fantastic learning opportunity as each race is completely different. Our 4 Swimmers did themselves proud and the club proud. Their hard work over the past season, and their 'gutsy' attitude to racing rewarded Will, Evan and Tom Qualification to the 2017 British Open Water Championships later this month - this is the premier Open Water Event on the British Swimming Calendar and qualification is something to be immensely proud of for the whole club.

 

SUPER SERIES TRIATHLON

The same weekend saw Ella and Ifan Oldfield travel to Eton Dorney for the British Triathlon Super Series (Unfortunately due to illness Ioan Oldfield was unable to compete) where they competed in the Youth Age Group. Both had to complete a 400m Open Water Swim, 10.6km Bike and 2.5km Run against some of the best Triathletes in Britian. Both raced hard and battled all the way to the end. Ella, being the youngest age-group in the field placed 38th, with Ifan placing 25th in his race. Well Done Guys.

 

TRIATHLON JUNIOR EUROPEAN CUP

Matt Willis travelled to Holland with the British Triathlon Squad to compete in the Junior European Cup where he raced against the best Junior Triathletes in the world aged 18 and under. Matt did himself, the club and GB very proud as he placed a very impressive 8th beating many athletes older than him, he was also the 2nd British finisher. Next up for Matt is the European Triathlon Championships in Lithuania later this month.

 

What an incredible start to the summer for our swimmers, showcasing their hard work over the past season as they prepare for their Target Meets later in the summer. These results show that hard work, trusting the process and enjoying the journey lead to success at all levels.

BRING ON THE SUMMER

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