April 2014

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Swimming Blog | One Comment

April was a very busy month for the clubs elite level swimmers. Cameron Brown and Elizabeth Smith travelled to Glasgow for the British Swimming Championships. The meet doubled as the selection trials for the Scottish, English and Welsh Commonwealth Games teams, and therefore all of the best senior swimmers from across Great Britain were in attendance. It was a real achievement by Cameron and Elizabeth just to swim the qualifying standards for such a prestigious meet. The highlight from a Newport point of view came from Cameron, who swam a very fast 1.52.16s to finish third in the junior final of the men’s 200m freestyle.


The following week, 30 of our swimmers headed to Swansea for the Swim Wales National Age Group, Youth and Senior Championships. Almost all who competed recorded new personal best times and qualified for finals, and many won medals for top 3 finishes. The top medal winner for the club was Megan Allison with an amazing 5 medals. Our other medallists at the championships were:


Cameron Brown (Gold: 4 x 100 Fc relay, Bronze: 4 x 100 Medley relay)

Matthew Jayne (Gold: 4 x 100 Fc relay, Bronze: 4 x 100 Medley relay)

Connor Acland (Gold: 4 x 100 Fc relay, Bronze: 4 x 100 Medley relay)

William Ryley (Silver: 1500 Fc)

Lewis Waters (Silver: 200 br, Bronze: 100 Br)

James Carlyle (Gold: 4 x 100 Fc relay)

Tristan Cuer (Bronze: 4 x 100 Medley relay, Bronze 200 Br, Bronze: 100 Br)

Brython Samson (Bronze: 200 Br)

Elizabeth Smith (Silver: 4 x 100 Medley relay)

Erin Bryce (Gold: 100 Bk, Silver 200 Bk, Silver 4 x 100 Medley relay)

Cerys Coley (Gold: 100 Br, Silver 4 x 100 Medley relay)

Emme Thomas (Bronze: 800 Fc)

Hannah Beetham (Silver: 4 x 100 Medley Relay)

Megan Allison (Gold: 100 fly, Gold 200 fly, Silver 100 Bk, Silver 200 Fc, Bronze 100 Fc)

Paige Simmons (Gold: 200 Br, Silver: 200 Bk, Silver: 100 Br)

1 Comment

  1. Jen Smith
    May 3, 2014

    Congratulations to all.


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