THE city of Swansea Aquatics have recently been storming to success at local and national level in all competitions.
Speaking about the success, Assistant Head Coach Sam Jones said: “The club has made significant progress in the last 6 months.
“We wanted to catch up with two swimmers of the next generation coming through. Meet 9-year-old Libbie Geach and 10-year-old Jack Anold in the swimmers corner”.
|How many years have you been with the club?||L: 3 years and 4months
J: Nearly 10 months
|Why did you decide to join the City of Swansea Aquatics?||L: I loved swimming and knew I would train more than once a week. Was a bonus when I found out I could enter meets.
J: I really enjoy swimming and Swansea is a very good swim club
|What squad are you currently in?||L &J: Performance Bronze|
|What’s best about being in your squad?||L: Being with my friends and having fun as well as working on technique and speed.
J: Getting to swim with all my friends
|What’s your favourite stroke at the moment and why?||L:My favourite stroke at the minute is butterfly and freestyle because butterfly is different, challenging and really fun to swim. With freestyle I like it because when I swim I just feel like I am gliding through the water and it is so technical and love it!
J: Freestyle because this is my best stroke
|What are you currently working on with your coach to improve your swimming?||L: Mostly breaststroke because I can’t really get the kick right. And a little bit of fly to get my chest down and have the motion of it.
J: Working on fitness, skills in all strokes and under-waters
|What is your ambition/goal in swimming?||L:My ambition is to get to the Olympics and compete there. That would be so fun and I think it could be possible
J: To swim in the Olympics
|What’s the best result (to date) you have achieved?||L:When we have our skills sheets we can move up the skills and each time I have moved up it improves on my speed and has a good result on my meets.
J: Winning the 50m Freestyle in the Neath long course open in a personal best time
|Who is your role model?||L: Phoebe and Rebecca (my two older sisters)
J: Michael Phelps
|FUN- What’s your favourite food?||L:Pork and rice
J: Grilled cheese sandwich
|FUN – Favourite superhero and Why?||L: Wonder woman. Because she is really strong and talented and shows me that girls and women can do anything if they put their minds to it
J: Spiderman because he can shoot webs and swing from buildings
|FUN – Do you play any other sports?||L:No not really but I am interested in trying Synchro
J: Football for Mumbles Rangers
|FUN – Talking milkshakes: strawberry or chocolate?||L:Obviously strawberry
|To finish off: When is your next swimming competition?||L: Sunday 7th April [Swansea Dev Meet]
J: West Wales [February]