Fuelled by adrenaline (and plenty of coffee for parents!), the black and orange army lined up ready to go for the second weekend of racing at the West Wales Regional Champs.
The focus and determination of all who turned up and lay it on the line for Flyers was impressive. The positive attitude and camaraderie of our gang was all the more impressive as it was a daunting step up for many of our less experienced guys.
These challenges will, I’m sure, make them all better, stronger and even more focused at training on the details. We all know that the small things are often the big things.
Again, our gang stepped up and did themselves and your club proud. Lots of pbs, club records slayed, medals grabbed and Welsh national times secured. But, perhaps more important, plenty of smiles and some pride in their performances and achievements were on display.
Those of you who have followed Flyers’ progress at Regionals over a number of years will also know that we traditionally struggle to put together one or two relay teams. We often don’t have the numbers entered, and/or have four good swimmers in one age category. This year, we were able to enter 7 relays, which is testament to the hard work of the club’s coaches, the dedication of this group of swimmers and the support of parents.
Thank you all. Thanks also to our coaching volunteers who gave up their weekends to help on poolside.
There were too many highlights to single out any individuals. Suffice to say the coaches are proud of everyone for playing their part.
Across the second weekend we took 3 gold; 4 silver; and 5 bronze medals. This takes our tally for both weekends to 7 gold; 12 silver; and 7 bronze medals.
We now turn our attention towards our younger Water Dragons and Academy groups, with important meets, aimed at their development, coming up. Go Flyers!