Monmouth Country Championships 20th September

Monnow swimming club back in action after summer break


After a summer break during August the Monnow swimmers started training again in September. The first gala after the break was the Monmouth County Championships held in Newport on the 20th September. The club took swimmers to compete in all the age categories from 9-10 and under up to 15 and over.


They were joined by swimmers from Chepstow and Abergavenny swimming clubs. In this gala they swam in 100m and 200 m races as well as the usual 50 m sprint races.  Monnow managed to win 7 gold medals, 19 silver medals and 17 bronze medals and to set 7 new club records. Many swimmers were also able to beat their own all important personal bests.


The club would like to thank the coaches Paula Willis and Jacqueline McConnell-Lawlor for organising and encouraging the swimmers on the day. In fact there have been some recent changes in the coaching staff with the retirement of long standing head coach Jane Samwell and the club is now searching for an experienced head coach to replace her.  The current coaching staff are also undertaking more advance Amateur Swimming Association qualifications and there are others training to become coaches as the club continues to grow and build upon its existing success.