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County Champs Review

 

Red hot swimming in the pool, an impromptu visit by the Fire Brigade and silver foil blankets/skirts. It was that kind of weekend at the Pembrokeshire County Swimming Champs.

A record number, 35 swimmers, were entered to fly the flag for the black and orange. Everyone who competed did themselves, and the club, proud.

Flyers reeled in a mega-haul of medals – 8 gold; 17 silver; and 12 bronze – plus so many more pbs, club records and Welsh National (Winters) qualifying times. This included 2 silvers for the 14 and under girls’ relay teams, who ran a strong Haverfordwest team incredibly close in the freestyle relay. We also picked up a bronze in the 14 and under boys’ medley relay.

We ended the weekend as 4th placed club on 395 points, with Tenby scoring 412 and just pipping us to 3rd spot. Milford Tigers ran us close, but scored 391 to finish 5th, with Preseli Panthers small group scoring 3 points to finish 6th. Congratulations to Haverfordwest Seals for coming 1st with a huge tally of 1,783, with Pembroke coming 2nd on 785. Well done to all clubs for making this a special event.

Our older, more established swimmers were dependably good and proved to be great role models for the growing numbers of younger Flyers taking their first steps into the arena of competitive swimming. 

It was encouraging to see so many young ones stepping up to show the rest of the county what Fishguard is made of.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered to help on poolside, time keeping and marshalling. Thanks also to parents for your support and co-operation.

We move on to the Sub Regional Championships, then the Carmarthen Open ahead of the Christmas break.

Go Flyers!

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