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Swimming: Teddy Roberts earns selection to Swim Wales Skills Academy squad

Swimming: Teddy Roberts earns selection to Swim Wales Skills Academy squad

Teddy Roberts

A swimming sensation at Rydal Penrhos has added to his impressive list of recent achievements with a national squad selection.

Teddy Roberts, a Year 10 pupil at the school, has been rewarded for a highly successful return to the pool after an eight month absence with a call-up to the Swim Wales Skills Academy Squad for the 2017/18 season.

The 14-year-old caught the eye of selectors thanks to a triumphant return at the Welsh Summer National Championships, which saw the pupil re-establish himself as the number one 100 metre butterfly swimmer nationally in his age category.

He also received further recognition for his efforts in the form of a congratulatory letter from Aberconwy Assembly Member Janet Finch-Saunders.

She wrote: “It is with upmost admiration that I write to congratulate you (Teddy) on your triumph at the Welsh Summer National Championships.

“The magnitude of these achievements is apparent when considering that you are now placed third in the national 100m freestyle rankings, and first in the 100m butterfly. More so, I believe that all this was achieved after an eight month periods out of the pool.

“Evidently, you are extremely talented, and have the potential to have a successful professional career as a competitive swimmer. Good luck!”

Head of Swimming Maciej Ruszkowski, said: “This is fantastic news and is sure to aid Teddy’s development considerably.

“He has an enormous amount of potential in a number of disciplines and if he continues to show the right commitment to improving then the next few months for Teddy will be very exciting indeed.”

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