SWANSEA Aquatics swimmers Chloe Pritchard, Daniel Marotta and Rhys Edwards went to Luxembourg on the 25th, 26th and 27th January where they represented Wales in the world-class euro meet.
The competition is seen as a stepping stone for youth swimmers to gain experience and race against international level competition to gain vital experience at this level.
Daniel competed in the 800 and 1500 metres at the meet. Daniel said: “It was a great opportunity to experience an international level meet and be able to work with a variety of individuals”.
Rhys gained similar experience competing in the 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 50, 100, 200-metre Butterfly. Rhys said: “It was a great experience going away, learning new skills and focusing on making friends but also adapting to new environments. I really enjoyed the competition”.
Both Daniel and Rhys put in strong performances.
Chloe Pritchard, who brought home two silvers in the 100m Backstroke, Butterfly and a gold medal in the 100m Freestyle in Luxembourg was over the moon with her medal haul. Chloe said: “It was a fantastic experience going away with the youth team.
“Bringing home 2 silvers and 1 gold was a bonus during a great weekend.”
Head Coach of City of Swansea Aquatics Hayley Baker, who coaches all three swimmers said: “All three swimmers really performed well at the meet and gained vital experience not just domestically but internationally as we work hard moving forward to the British Championships which start on 16th April in Tollcross in Glasgow.
“The success of Dan, Chloe and Rhys shows the quality of the club and its recent success but also inspires the clubs younger swimmers coming through to reach new heights.”
The City of Swansea Aquatics is celebrating its centenary year, proud to represent Swansea and local areas for 100 years in competitive swimming.