Swimming: William makes a splash in Swansea

Congratulations to William Pritchard (4GLA) who competed at the Swim Wales Winter Championships in Swansea over the Christmas holidays. 

The competition was aimed at top-ranked swimmers with Level 1 qualifying times and was swam as a long course event to provide a Commonwealth Games nomination opportunity for senior swimmers, who included Welsh Olympians Alys Thomas and Callum Jarvis. 

After more than a year of reduced swimming sessions and limited competition, William was delighted to qualify for the 50 Fly, smashing his PB by 0.64 seconds and improving on his seeding by 3 places. 

William also swims in other disciplines and will be aiming to beat his PBs in freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke over the coming months with an eye on qualification for the Home Nations Welsh meet at the National Pool in Swansea in August.