Medal Haul at SE Wales Regional event

Monnow Swimming Club at Newport International Sports VillageThe weekend of the 3rd and 4th of December saw Huw and George travel down to the Newport International Sports Village to compete in the British Gas South East Wales Sub Regional swimming competition.  Both boys have been preparing for this event for the past 2 months and felt ready to take on the might of all the clubs in South Wales.

The competition was very tight, in one race the top three swimmers were separated by only 6 1/100ths of a second. Huw triumphed with Gold in the 13 and under events of 400 metres freestyle and 200 backstroke and Bronze in 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle and 200 butterfly. George, 10, was made an honorary11 year old for the day by some strange swimming mathematics, and still won silver in both the 100 breaststroke and 100 freestyle.  Congratulations to both boys and lets hope this is a sign of things to come next weekend when the whole Monnow team will be competing in the annual Christmas Cracker in Newport.