Junior Development Meet 14th May 2016

Monnow Swimmers win 5 medals at South East Wales Junior Development Meet

Monnow Swimming Club had a great presence at this years South East Wales Junior Development meet at Newport International Pool  on Saturday 14th May.  Thirteen of the Club’s young swimmers, some of whom were competing for the first time, were up against tough competition from nine other teams in the area, including the bigger clubs like Cardiff and Newport.

Monnow swimmers achieved a fantastic five medals in the pentathlon event, with Ethan Chick coming 8th, Raphael Cackett 9th, Ben Willis 10th, Isaac Evans 4th, and Alex Collins 9th, in their respective age groups.

All swimmers put in a fantastic performance in all of the heats they entered – every swim produced a personal best time, with some very notable reductions in times for some swimmers and events.

Monnow achieved an incredible 13 Top Five places by Gwennan McConnell-Lawlor, Isaac Evans, Eleanor Emes, Ethan Chick and Phillip Lawler; five of which were in events swam for the first time.

A big thanks goes to Club Coaches, Jacqueline McConnell-Lawlor and Paula Willis, all the swimmers and the parents who supported.

Rhian Baylis aged 11

Rhian Baylis aged 11