THE City of Swansea Aquatic swimmers have been flying high in the British Summer Championships which was held last month (July).

A team of 30 swimmers took on some of the best British swimmers in their respective age groups.

The first day saw Aneurin Davies holding his nerve to finish 5th place in the 14-year-old 100m Breastroke final.

Lewis Fraser followed that up in the 17/18-year-old 100m Breastroke to claim Swansea’s first medal on the board when he finished 3rd.

Liam White also achieved 3rd place in the over 19 category.

Day two saw Rhys Edwards break a Welsh junior record when he picked up a bronze medal. Liam White moved up the rankings to 4th in the 100m Backstroke along with Aneurin Davies. Lewis Fraser saved his best performance for the final where he came 4th.

On day three Abi Burr finished 10th in the 200m Butterfly women’s final and Dan Jones finished 5th place in the 50m Freestyle.

Aneurin Davies claimed a bronze medal in the 14-year-old 200m Breastroke.

Chloe Pritchard finished 4th place in the 100m Freestyle. Rhys Edwards came 5th in the 16-year-old age group 100m Butterfly and Lewis Fraser claimed gold in the 17/18 year-old 100m Butterfly.

Day five saw Abi Burr finish 10th place in the 400m freestyle women’s final. Lewis Frasers’ 50m freestyle performance saw him finish in 5th place. The mens Relay finished the 4 x 100m in 4th place. The freestyle team consisted of Dan Jones, Charlie Hopkins, Liam White and Lewis Fraser c

Day six saw Chloe Pritchard finish 6th in the 100m Butterfly final. Abi Burr finished 10th in the 100m Buterfly and Rhys Edwards finished 10th in the 50m Butterfly.

Lewis Fraser came home winning a gold in the 50m Butterfly Final and in the mens 4 x 100 Individual Medley, Liam White, Lewis Fraser, Jamie Black and Dan Jones won a bronze medal.

Amelia Tucker, Aimee Stokes, Alex Preece, Abigail Davies, Chloe Protheroe, Harry Hewitt and Dan Thomas represented the club in the Open water championships.

Everyone raced through with Chloe Protheroe just missing out on the top 10 by coming 11th and Dan Marotta finishing in 6th.

Head Coach of Swansea AquaticsHayley Baker said: “The team did fantastically well, the whole club is over the moon.

“To take on the biggest teams in the country and deliver where it matters the most just shows what a great group of swimmers we have got here.”

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