PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY SWIMMERS travelled up to Cardiff International Pool for the Torfaen Open Meet during the weekend of June 16-17.
In session one, Rory Andrews 400 IM swam enabled him to get a Silver medal whilst Jayden took Bronze just behind Rory. Lauren Omnet took another Bronze medal for PCS, whilst sixteen year old Rhys Davies had the same colour medal in the 50m butterfly.
Session two started the boys 100m backstroke and Rhys took hold Gold medal, followed by Abbey Williams getting a silver medal in the 50m backstroke.
In the 200m freestyle, Rory Andrews smashed a personal best of 2:25.6 to get a bronze medal, as the excitement built for the girls 200m IM Bethan Jones gained a silver medal to be pipped by her Pembroke and District team mate Abbey Williams to the Gold medal. In the last event of the afternoon session seventeen year old Tom Webb rounded off the medal haul with gold in the 50m breast stroke.
The evening session began with Bethan Jones taking a bronze medal in the 100m butterfly, Abbey Williams got another Silver medal in the 200m backstroke and Webb Gold in the 100 breast stroke. The second last event of the day was the100m freestyle where Abbey Williams finished her day off with a by winning Bronze and 12-year-old Lotty Whalley getting a Gold medal. Webb couldn’t secure his third gold of the day taking home a silver medal in the 50m freestyle.
Day two began with Rory Andrews compete in his second 400m event of the weekend winning yet another Bronze medal, this time in the freestyle. In the 400 IM Bethan Jones got herself a bronze medal and was pipped once again by Abbey Williams who took the Silver medal. In the 200m breast stroke Henry White won a Bronze medal as did Rory Andrews before Tom Webb delivered his third gold medal, all in the breast stroke.
The final event of the morning was the 50m butterfly where Bethan Jones got her hands on the Gold medal after Webb delivered his fourth gold of the weekend in the 200 Individual Medley and Abbey Williams got the same colour medal in the 50m breast stroke.
In the final session of an exhausting weekend, it was fitting that Abbey Williams got another Gold medal, this time in the 50m freestyle and with it secured the prize of being the top performing girl [13-14 age group].
Unsurprisingly Tom Webb, of Haverfordwest Seals won the best performing boy, in the Open category whilst his ‘Seals’ team mate Rory Andrews finished as the third best boy in the 11-12 age category and is certainly one to watch in the future.