Three Flyers set their sights on this year’s Winter Nationals at the National Pool in Swansea, competing as part of a combined Pembs county team.
Rhys Davies, Rachael Lewis and Zac West met the tough qualifying standards to join up with some of the best swimmers in the county to fly the flag for Pembrokeshire over the course of last weekend (1st-3rd December).
Rhys produced a cracking swim in the 15-16 year 200 backstroke to grab gold in a time of 2:15.60. He got close to securing another medal in the 100 back, shaving 0.49 seconds off his previous best time, to finish fourth.
Rachael qualified for the 50 and 100 breaststroke, and she produced a fine swim to cut 2.5 seconds off her 100 time to hit the wall in 1:24.75.
Zac also qualified for two events in his favourite backstroke, slashing almost 7 seconds off his previous best long course 200 backstroke time to touch in 3:04.17.
For all three, but particularly our two younger swimmers, the step up in competition at a national level event was a valuable experience and will stand them in good stead for the future.
The future’s orange. Go Flyers!