Young swimmers off to a flyer

First published in Sport

More than 200 swimmers took part in the first major county swimming event of the season.

Overall, 212 of the county’s top swimmers, aged from six to 49, competed at the Pembrokeshire Age Group Championships at the weekend.

Held at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre, the annual championships is the first licensed swimming event of the season.

With full electronic timing and a scoreboard, members of the county’s five local swimming clubs compete against each other, providing an opportunity for young swimmers to achieve times that enable them to qualify for higher standards of competition outside the county.

A spokesman for Pembrokeshire County Swimming said they were very grateful to main sponsors Stenaline, and sponsors Glyn Edwards Office Equipment and Tees R Us, both of Milford Haven, for supporting the event.

“Swimming in Pembrokeshire is going from strength to strength,” said Paul Dowey, county swimming development coach.

“We have a strong partnership with Pembrokeshire Leisure, to develop the sport from beginners to elite swimmers.

“Swimmers from Learn-to- Swim are provided with a clear pathway through to competitive swimming,” he said.

Pembrokeshire’s five swimming clubs are The Fishguard Flyers, Haverfordwest Seals, Milford Haven Tigers, Tenby Dolphins, and Pembroke and District.

Any swimmers wanting to get involved in competitive swimming can contact their local club via their local leisure centre.

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