FDSW Newsletter Jan 07

By - January 29 2007
FDSW Newsletter Jan 07

29th January, 2007



Dear Swimmer


FDSW Swimming Update


DSE National Junior Short Course Championships March 3rd – 4th – A squad of 16 swimmers have been selected for the National event to be held in Ponds Forge International Swimming Pool, Sheffield.


Learning Disability Registrations – It’s been brought to my attention that S14 (Learning Disability) Swimmers who wish to compete at this years DSE Long Course Championships on May 18th – 20th, 2007 must hold a current INAS-FID April 2005 approved registration. The UKSAPLD registration is not applicable to this event. For more information contact the Office.


Welsh National Short Course Championships – The first FDSW National Short Course event took place at the South East Regional Swimming Pool at the International Sports Village in Newport recently. It was a major success with 115 swimmers entered.


A special thanks goes to the Organiser, Rhys Roberts for his sterling work.


FDSW Swimming Academy – Application forms and selection letters will be sent to the successful swimmers later this week. A proposed Training Camp will be arranged soon.


IPC Swimming World Championships, Durban South Africa – Just to confirm what we already know, that Welsh swimmers contributed hugely towards the fine GB display in Durban before Christmas. Congratulations go to all our swimmers, and I’m sure you’ll join me in acknowledging their achievements:


GB Team won 24 Gold 14 Silver 14 Bronze

Topped the Medal Table - GB No. 1 in the World

Welsh Medals 10 Gold 1 Silver 5 Bronze

Welsh Swimmers contributed 41% of the Gold Medals won.

Welsh Swimmers contributed 30% of overall Medal Haul

4 World Records & 1 European Records broken

Gareth Duke 100m Breaststroke - World Record
Liz Johnson 100m Breaststroke - World Record
Nyree Lewis - 100m Backstroke
Nyree Lewis - 400m Freestyle
David Roberts - 100m Freestyle
David Roberts - 400m Freestyle
David Roberts - 50m Freestyle
David Roberts - 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - World Record
Liz Johnson - 4 x 50m Freestyle Realy - World Record
Liz Johnson - 4 x 50 Medley Relay


David Roberts 4 x 100m Medley Relay - European Record

Gareth Duke - 200m IM
Rhiannon Henry - 100m Butterfly
Nyree Lewis - 200m IM
David Roberts - 200m IM
Gareth Duke - 4 x 50m Medley Relay


Upcoming events:


Bridgend Sharks Open Meet – February 17th

DSE Junior Short Course Championships – March 3rd & 4th

Swansea Stingrays 3rd Open Meet – April 28th

UK Deaf Sport Swimming Championships – 21st & 22nd April – www.ukdeafsport.org.uk

DSE International Disability Swimming Championships – 18th – 20th May – www.disabilitysport.org.uk




Keep up the training





Gerwyn Owen

National Talent & Development Officer (Disability Swimming)

FDSW National Swimming Office, c/o Arfon Leisure Centre, Bethel Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd LL55 1DU Tel: 01286676881 Mob: 07817423273 email: gerwyn.owen@fdsw.org.uk