Welsh number one Teddy Roberts claims haul of medals from Liverpool Swim Meet
18th April 2016

A talented swimming star at a Colwyn Bay school enhanced his growing reputation at a recent meet.

Teddy Roberts, a Year 8 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, achieved a gold medal in the 200m butterfly at the Liverpool Sprint Meet earlier this month, despite not being fully fit after injury ruled him out of the Swim Wales national finals at Swansea over the Easter break.

In addition to his gold, the 13 year-old gained a pair of Bronze medals for his efforts in the 100m and 50m butterfly events in times of 1:12:67 and 32:92 respectively.

He also claimed bronze in the 50m freestyle.

The gifted swimmer maintained his rank as number one in Wales in the 100m fly in the aged 13 category, while he is also now ranked third in the 200m discipline.

Head of Swimming Maciej Ruszkowski, said: “It was great to see Teddy performing as well as he did despite not yet being at optimum fitness due to injury.

“When he is 100 per cent we should see even better results, which will hope fully see him reach number one nationally in all three butterfly distances by the end of the competition calendar.

“Teddy is one of the most naturally gifted swimmers in his age bracket anywhere in the country, and he has shown tremendous commitment to recover from injury which is already paying dividends.”


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