Swim king Teddy back with a bang at weekend meets
13th July 2016

A swimming star at Rydal Penrhos added to his list of accolades at a pair of recent events.

Teddy Roberts, a Year 8 pupil at the school, took part at the Manchester Aquatics Meet on Saturday, July 9, which featured teams from as far afield as Brussels.

Despite being out of the pool for a number of weeks, the 13 year-old managed to claim Gold in the 50m butterfly event, while also claiming a bronze in the 100m race in the same discipline.

He also claimed a number of fourth place finishes in the 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 200m individual medley.

The busy weekend for the Colwyn Bay pupil continued when he compete at the Len Thomas Memorial meet, which was held at Llandudno swimming pool the following day.

Roberts turned in another stunning effort to claim no fewer than three gold medals from the meet, in the 100m freestyle, 200m medley relay and 200m freestyle relay, while also claiming a silver in the 100m butterfly.

The gifted swimmer is now ranked third in Wales in the 100m freestyle in age group 13, and second in the 100m butterfly in the same category.

Head of Swimming Maciej Ruszkowski, said: “Teddy recorded some very impressive results considering he has been out of competitive action for a few weeks, which is further proof of the talent he has.

“Competing in back-to-back events was a test of his fitness after so long out, and he did remarkably well to achieve the times and results he did, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is proud of his efforts.”


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