Pembrokeshire swimmer Louisa Twigg grabbed a bronze medal as part of the Welsh 200 metre freestyle relay team at the 2017 UK school games.

Team Wales bagged an impressive 21 medals from their efforts in the pool - 11 golds, three silvers and seven bronze medals. This was the best medal haul for Welsh swimmers at the UK School Games.

Twigg, of Pembrokeshire County Swimming (PCS) National Performance Squad, represented Wales against the best age group swimmers from Ireland, Scotland and England.

The games took place at Loughborough University between Thursday, August 31 and Sunday, September 3. It is one of the biggest events on the school sporting calendar.

Craig Nelson, head coach at PCS, was selected to coach at the event as one of Swim Wales lead coaches. 

He said: “I’m incredibly pleased with the performances of the swimmers this weekend. Team Wales is growing stronger and stronger every year and it shows, as we compete with the best across the UK. 

“Louisa did an excellent job, showing her professionalism and she contributed to the medal haul by being part of the 4 x 200m relay team, which won a bronze medal.” 

Nelson and Sam Jones, assistant development coach at PCS, hope the experiences gained at the school games will cascade down to all the swimmers in the Pembrokeshire squads, which returned to training two weeks ago after a brief summer break.