Burns Meet 2015

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Swimming Blog | One Comment

Twelve swimmers represented the City of Newport at the Burns Meet, held in Ponds Forge Sheffield, during January 2015. The Burns Meet is a high level open meet which attracts many of the top swimmers from across the UK. The meet provided an excellent opportunity to race outside of Wales against quality opposition and acted as a very good long course preparation meet ahead of the National Championships (Welsh and British) which are to take place in April.

The swimmers representing Newport were: Connor Acland, Cameron Brown, William Ryley, Lewis Waters, Brython Sansom, Jacob Beetham, Aiden Bryce, Emme Thomas, Sioned Collingbourne, Erin Bryce, Cerys Coley and Megan Allison.

Almost all of the swimmers who took part recorded personal best long course performances, which was extremely pleasing considering the training phase they are currently in.

There were also plenty of medals won by the team. Megan Allison came away with an impressive 4 golds (100+200 free and 100+200 fly), Erin Bryce took 3 golds in dominating the backstroke events, Cerys Coley continued her impressive form to claim 2 golds and a silver in the Breaststroke events, Lewis Waters swam brilliantly for a gold and a silver in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke respectively, and Jacob Beetham won a well deserved bronze in the 50m freestyle.

In addition to their medals; Lewis, Erin and Cerys also managed to acheive the incredibly tough qualification times for the British Swimming Championships (World Championship trials) in April (London Olympic Pool) and will now join Cameron Brown in representing the club at the premier swimming championships in Great Britain.

1 Comment

  1. Jen Smith
    January 30, 2015

    Well done all those who started 2015 with such excellent results at the Burns meet.

    Special congratulations to Megan for winning four gold medals and to Lewis, Erin and Cerys, not only for winning their medals, but for achieving the qualification times and joining Cameron for the British Swimming Championships in April.

    Well done all.

    Jen Smith


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