HEAD coach Craig Prime continues to build his vision for Wrexham Swimming Club as an expanding and ambitious team, writes Sally Jones.

There has been the welcome addition of experienced coach Stephen Parker, who was formerly head coach with both Chirk Dragons and Welshpool Sharks.

Both coaches travelled to Swansea National Pool to support 26 Wrexham swimmers competing at the Spring Welsh Nationals.

Against the best swimmers in Wales, Wrexham did not disappoint, with an excellent showing in the finals and an impressive medal haul.

Individual silver medal finishes in the women’s draw came from 19-year-old Mollie Rogers in the 800m freestyle (9-55.81) and Hannah Swift, 18, in the 200m butterfly (2-36.06).

Bronze medals went to Rogers in both the 200m butterfly (2-53.75) and the 400m butterfly (5-30.42), as well as Joanne Andrews, 12, in the 400m individual medley (5-50.29) and 14-year-old Carys Morgan in the 200m breaststroke (2-47.53).

The 12-13 girls relay team of Annabelle Jones, Charlotte Leatherbarrow, Rebecca Taylor and Joanne Andrews also finished with bronze medals in both the 400m medley relay (5-21.78) and the 800m freestyle relay (10-32.94).

In the men's draw, there were silver medals for 17-year-old Adam Taylor in the 1500m freestyle (18-19.07) and Andrew Reay in the 200m IM (2-08.13), while Jack Parsons, 15, won bronze in the 100m breaststroke (1-17.38).

Making the finals in other individual events were Carys Morgan, Ryan Hardy, Joanne Andrews, Jenna Scholze, Megan Roberts, Tyler Holland, Jack Parsons, Hannah Swift, Gethin Williams, Andrew Reay, Mayia Jones, Olivia Lindsay and Cari Jones.

With regard to Wrexham Swimming Club’s current performance at national level, head coach Craig Prime explains that these results are particularly impressive at this juncture given that "this year we have a lot of swimmers at the lower end of the two-year age brackets, but this hasn’t stopped them from delivering their best performances at the highest of levels".

Next year, these same swimmers will be faster again and still competing in the same age group. We can expect big things.

With Wrexham’s Spring meet 2022 home gala around the corner and Swim Conwy’s Whitsun meet to follow at the end of May, it is safe to say the swimming season looks set to continue on a high for Wrexham Swimming Club.