Coaches Report Summer National Swansea

Heads of the Valley Swimming club travelled to Swansea for the Swim Wales summer open meet – 31st July to the 6th August.   There were 1111 competitors and 160 clubs taking part.  Heads of the Valley sent 11 seniors swimmers where they gained a total of 20 medals and 33 final places.

Ben Merriman with very fierce competition gained 3 silvers in 200 back and 400 I.M ,2 Bronze medals in 200 f/c, 400 f/c, 100 back and 12 final places.

Rhiannon Rowe swam superbly coming back after a broken wrist to achieve silver in 100 and 200 Butterfly, 3rd in 400 I.M and 4 final places,  In the same age group.

Madison Lovell swam amazing after a severe stomach bu to gain gold in 400 and 800 f/c, 3rd in 50 f/c and 2 final places,

Tom savage Taylor achieved 2 Bronze medals 3 final places.

Freya Watson in the 16 year age group did really well to achieved gold in 100 f/c and 100 fly, 3rd 50 fly, 2nd in 200 Butterfly and 3rd in 200I.M.

Niamh Thomas achieved 1 silver and two final places.

Sioned Collingbourne achieved 1 final place.

Other senior swimmers who competed and did loads of personal best times were:- Niamh Price, Maisy Palin, Dylan Havard and Carys Havard.

Also in the first 3 days there was also a Swim Wales open development meet where our younger swimmers did not disappoint and all swam personal best times.

Bailey Briggs showed she is going to be a force to be reckoned with.

Archie Mclain is working very hard and I am sure he will be there again next yearwith the senior team as he has some fantastic swims.

Ellie Jones also showed she can compete with the best.

Ella Rae Woods after a nervous start out swam the competition and did really well.

Chloe Hale did the club proud and at this meet we say goodbye and good luck to Chloe as she is moving to Fishguard, so the club wishes her all the best in her new home and club.

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