Monnow swimmers win medals in Cardiff

By Monmouthshire Beacon/Chepstow Beacon in Swimming

MONNOW Swimming Club took a group of eight experienced swimmers aged 9-12 to compete in the Cardiff Bay Sprint Meet at the Cardiff International pool on 16th July. 

The swimmers raced 50m in all strokes and in a 50m kicking race within age groups. 

Medals were awarded to the top three swimmers in each event within an A and B category.

Each category had upper cut-off times and those swimmers who exceeded the category A cut-off time received a ’speeding ticket’. The top 10 swimmers who accumulated enough points in all these races were invited to compete in a 200 Individual Medley within their age group. 

Amelia Phillips (12) won four silvers; in freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and 200 Individual Medley and a bronze in the kick race. Emma Nock (9) got a ’speeding ticket’ in the breaststroke and a bronze medal in the backstroke.

Abbi Agami (10) got a ’speeding ticket’ in the butterfly and a bronze in the kicking race. Nanci Edwards (10) got a ’speeding ticket’ in the butterfly. Philip Lawler got a gold in the category B breaststroke. 

The 200 Individual Medley was the pinnacle of the event and Amelia Phillips, Nanci Edwards and Abi Agami all qualified to compete.  Amelia Phillips came from behind on the last length in an exciting finish to take second place, almost catching the lead swimmer.   

The swimmers will now take a well deserved rest and resume training again in September.

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