9 August 2022

Well done to all the swim­mers who com­pet­ed at the Welsh Sum­mer Nation­als held in Swansea. The trip was a bril­liant suc­cess with lots of fast swim­ming and a great expe­ri­ence. For many swim­mers on the team this was their first time com­pet­ing away from home at a com­pe­ti­tion that was more than the usu­al 2 days. The ath­letes man­aged to organ­ise them­selves well through­out the trip prepar­ing them­selves well for the rac­ing pool each day.

In total, the team achieved 47 Medals. Includ­ing: 9 Gold, 20 Sil­ver, and 18 Bronze and 139 4th-8th Place. 36 out of 38 swim­mers made finals. Over­all, there were 357 Life­time Best Per­for­mances out of 524 Swims. That’s 68% PB’s from the City of Leeds! We made 128 finals, 90 of these were swum faster in the final. The medal­lists were:

Gold Medal­lists (7)

Will Wil­son (12 Yrs 800m Freestyle), Sam Hill (13 Yrs 200m Fly, 13 Yrs 100m Freestyle), Patrick O’Hara (12 Yrs 1500m Freestyle), George Car­ry (14 Yrs 1500m Freestyle), Mia Travis-Jones (12 Yrs 200m Fly, 13 Yrs 800m Freestyle), Matt James (14 Yrs 400m IM), Matil­da Pot­ter (14 Yrs 800m Freestyle)

Sil­ver Medal­lists (10)

Mil­lie Walk­er (13 Yrs 200m Freestyle, 13 Yrs 100m Freestyle), Annabelle Hart (13 Yrs 50m Fly, 50m Back­stroke), Will Wil­son (12 Yrs 200m IM, 12 Yrs 400m Freestyle, 12 Yrs 400m IM), Arthur Owens (13 Yrs 200m IM, 13 Yrs 200m Back­stroke), Hay­den Lam (12 Yrs 800m Freestyle,12 Yrs 1500m Freestyle), Matt James (14 Yrs 800m Freestyle, 14 Yrs 400m Freestyle), Luke Dyer (15 Yrs 800m Freestyle), Sam Hill (13 Yrs 50m Fly, 13 Yrs 1500m Freestyle, 13 Yrs 200m Freestyle, 13 Yrs 400m IM), Emi­ly Mar­ri­son (12 Yrs 50m Freestyle), Jacob O’Don­nell (13 Yrs 200m Breaststroke)

Bronze Medal­lists (13)

Mia Travis-Jones (12 Yrs 1500m Freestyle, 12 Yrs 100m Fly), Cait­lyn Smith (13 Yrs 1500m Freestyle), Alex New­ton (14 Yrs 1500m Freestyle), Abi Heald (17 Yrs & Over 1500m Freestyle, 17 Yrs & Over 400m IM), Matt James (14 Yrs 200m IM), Char­lotte Shaw (14 Yrs 50m Breast­stroke), Jacob O’Don­nell (12 Yrs 800m Freestyle), Arthur Owens (13 Yrs 400m Freestyle, 13 Yrs 200m Freestyle), Will Wil­son (12 Yrs 200m Backstroke,12 Yrs 1500m Freestyle), Mil­lie Walk­er (13 Yrs 100m Back­stroke, 13 Yrs 800m Freestyle), Sam Hill (13 Yrs 100m Fly), Hay­den Lam (12 Yrs 100m Freestyle), Emi­ly Mar­ri­son (12 Yrs 50m Backstroke)

Final­ists 4th8th Place (139)

Mia Travis Jones (200m Freestyle 50m Fly, 400m Freestyle, 100m Fly, 200m Back­stroke, 100m Freestyle, 400m IM, 50m Freestyle, 100m Back­stroke, 200m IM, 50m Back­stroke), Matil­da Pot­ter (200m Freestyle, 50m Fly, 50m Breast­stroke, 400m Freestyle, 200m Back­stroke, 200m Breast­stroke, 100m Breast­stroke), Char­lotte Shaw (200m Freestyle,100m Freestyle, 200m Breast­stroke, 50m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle, 100m Breast­stroke), Hay­den Lam (50m Freestyle, 200m IM, 50m Fly, 400m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle, 200m Breast­stroke), Con­nor McCullen (50m Freestyle, 200m Back­stroke, 50m Back­stroke), Sam Hill (50m Freestyle, 200m IM, 800m Freestyle, 100m Back­stroke, 200m Back­stroke, 200m Back­stroke, 400m Freestyle, 50m Back­stroke), Matt Roberts (50m Freestyle, 200m IM, 100m Back­stroke, 50m Back­stroke), Aira Wilkin­son (50m Fly, 100m Fly, 200m Breast­stroke, 400m IM, 200m Fly), Darcey Black­er (50m Fly), Owen Car­mody (200m IM, 200m Fly, 200m Back­stroke, 50m Fly, 400m Freestyle, 100m Fly, 1500m Freestyle, 400m IM, 200m Breast­stroke), Shae Bryant (200m IM, 50m Breaststroke,100m Breast­stroke, 50m Fly, 50m Back­stroke, 400m Freestyle, 200m Breast­stroke, 200m Breast­stroke), Jacob O’Donnell (200m IM, 50m Breast­stroke, 100m Breast­stroke, 200m Fly, 1500m Freestyle, 400m IM, 100m Freestyle, 400m IM, 100m Freestyle), Eloise Andrea­son (50m Breast­stroke), Cait­lyn Smith (50m Breast­stroke), Ella McDer­mott (50m Breast­stroke), Cal­lum Raven (800m Freestyle,50m Fly, 100m Fly), Mil­lie Walk­er (400m Freestyle, 200m Back­stroke, 50m Freestyle, 200m Fly, 100m Back­stroke, 200m IM, 50m Back­stroke), Will Wil­son (100m Back­stroke, 200m Fly, 50m Back­stroke, 200m Freestyle, 200m Breast­stroke), Patrick O’Hara (100m Back­stroke, 50m Breast­stroke, 100m Breast­stroke, 400m Freestyle, 200m Back­stroke, 200m Freestyle, 400m IM), Arthur Owens (100m Back­stroke, 50m Back­stroke, 200m Breast­stroke), Matt James (100m Back­stroke, 200m Back­stroke, 200m Freestyle, 100m Fly, 100m Freestyle), Annabelle Hart (100m Fly), Ruby Ellis (100m Fly, 200m Fly), Hay­den Che­ung (50m Breast­stroke, 200m Fly, 100m Breast­stroke, 400m IM), Jack­son Clarke (200m Fly, 1500m Freestyle), Luke Dyer (200m Fly), Emi­ly Mar­ri­son (100m Freestyle, 100m Back­stroke), Jamie Thom­son (200m Back­stroke, 400m IM), Oli Steele (200m Back­stroke, 1500m Freestyle, 400m IM), Ellie Akhtar (200m Breast­stroke, 100m Breast­stroke), Cait­lyn Smith (400m IM), Abi Heald (200m Fly, 800m Freestyle), Annabelle Hart (100m Back­stroke), Alex New­ton (100m Back­stroke, 50m Back­stroke), Zach Helm (1500m Freestyle, 400m IM), George Car­ry (400m IM, 100m Freestyle)

Awe­some Swim­ming!!! A great way to fin­ish off the sea­son. We look for­ward to you all return­ing as we start the new sea­son! You’ve made us all so incred­i­bly proud, and it’s been an hon­our to make these mem­o­ries with you over the past week. You have been the absolute Dream Team.

A big thank you to all the Welsh Sum­mer Nation­als Team 2022 who did an amaz­ing job over the past week and made this trip possible.

Coach­es: Phoebe Par­ry, Joe Stott, Oli Nevitt, Tia Bur­den, and Emi­ly Jones.
Team Man­agers: Angela Dyer, Helen Ellis, and Sharon Barraclough.

Have a fan­tas­tic sum­mer and stay safe.

WE ARE.….…..LEEDS!!!

Results: Swim Wales Sum­mer Open 2022 – Results [rar​-tim​ing​.co​.uk]

Pho­tos of the team in action: Wales Sum­mer Open 2022 – Pho­tos [pho​to​buck​et​.com]

The Welsh Sum­mer Nation­als Team