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Louis Walkden-Williams turns in gold medal effort at Swim Wales Menai Meet

Louis Walkden-Williams turns in gold medal effort at Swim Wales Menai Meet

A talented Preparatory School swimmer turned in a fabulous performance at a regional meet.

Louis Walden-Williams, a Year 5 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, produced a number of eye-catching efforts at the Swim Wales Menai Meet recently.

The nine-year-old competed in five events in total and managed to claim a gold medal from the 50 metre freestyle competition, touching the finishing line first and securing a personal best time in the process.

This success was followed up with three Speeding Fine Bands, which are allocated to competitors’ who achieve exceptional times exceeding the category they are swimming in.

This represents a significant achievement for the pupil, who has taken full advantage of Rydal Penrhos’ swimming programme since joining the school in September and has developed considerably under the guidance of department head Maciej Ruszkowski and teacher Andrew Edgley.

In total, Louis shaved off 19 seconds off his personal best times during the competition.

Mr Ruszkowski, said: “This is a fantastic effort from Louis and it bodes very well for his future if he continues to develop at his current rate.

“His work ethic is tremendous and he is highly committed to improving all areas of his technique, and you can see by the time he recorded at the Menai Meet just how much this is paying off.”

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