Swimming star Martyna selected for Swim Wales squad
14th January 2016

A talented swimmer at a Colwyn Bay school been invited to compete at a prestigious competition.

Martyna Ruszkowska, aged 14, will be part of the Welsh squad at the Irish Open Swimming Championships, which takes place in Dublin from April 27 to May 2.

This is the latest in a long list of accolades for the Rydal Penrhos pupil, who swam at the British Swimming Championships and the Sainsbury’s 2015 Schools Games in Manchester last year.

Maciej Ruszkowski, head of swimming at Rydal Penrhos, said: “What Martyna has been able to accomplish at her young age really is astonishing, and she continues to develop at a rapid rate.

“She is a highly regarded swimmer nationally and being selected again for the Swim Wales squad just shows how much her hard work is actually paying off.

Rydal Penrhos pupil Martyna Ruszkowska will compete for Swim Wales at the Irish Open Swimming Championships in April

“Everyone at the school would like to wish Martyna and the Welsh team the best of luck in April at the Championships, and we are confident that she will do herself and Rydal Penrhos proud throughout the meet.”

This year promises to be another busy one for the pupil, who booked her place at the Urdd National Gala in Cardiff along with a host of other Rydal Penrhos swimmers including the decorated pair of Teddy Roberts and Zach Speakman last November.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, added: “We have a number of gifted swimmers at Rydal Penrhos and our staff do a tremendous job of nurturing that talent in a positive fashion.

“Martyna is without question one of the most gifted swimmers in the country at the present time and we are confident that she will go on to bigger and better things.”

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