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Swimming: Squad aiming for further success at Urdd National Gala

Swimming: Squad aiming for further success at Urdd National Gala

Preparatory School swimming stars are in the final stages of preparation ahead of a prestigious national competition.

The young Rydal Penrhos squad will make the trip to Cardiff this weekend for the Urdd National Gala, with the contingent securing their place at the showcase thanks to an exceptional display at the Regional Finals.

Jorvan Toor secured an impressive result after triumphing in the Years 3 and 4 Backstroke, with Noah Roberts coming away with gold from the in the Years 3 and 4 Breaststroke race.

A resounding performance from the Boys’ 5/6 Relay team saw them book their place at the national showcase in style, and there was further cause for celebration in the Boys’ Year 3 and 4 and 5/6 Medley Relay squads, who both finished first to continue their exceptional development.

Other performances of note came from Martha-Rose Johnson, who came second in the Years 3 and 4 Breaststroke, and Gracie Tavernor also claimed the same finish in the Year 5/6 Backstroke category.

Tomas Milligan and brother Cieran had three second places between them, with Jorvan adding to his earlier gold with a silver in the Years 3 and 4 Freestyle.

The Girls’ 5/6 relay teams claimed a pair of seconds in the Freestyle and Medley events, with the Boys getting a silver medal in the Years 3 and 4 Freestyle.

Prep School Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Swim Squad have been looking forward to the Urdd National Gala considerably, and they are very determined to add to Rydal Penrhos’ rich history of success in the competition.

“They all performed superbly at the regional heat which will hopefully stand them in good stead, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos wishes them the very best of luck with their efforts.”

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