THE city of Swansea Aquatics have recently been storming to success at local and national level in all competitions.

Speaking about the success, Assistant Head Coach Sam Jones said: “The club has made significant progress in the last 6 months.

“We wanted to catch up with two swimmers of the next generation coming through. Meet 9-year-old Libbie Geach and 10-year-old Jack Anold in the swimmers corner”.


Age: L: 9

J: 10

How many years have you been with the club? L: 3 years and 4months

J: Nearly 10 months

Why did you decide to join the City of Swansea Aquatics? L: I loved swimming and knew I would train more than once a week. Was a bonus when I found out I could enter meets.

J: I really enjoy swimming and Swansea is a very good swim club

What squad are you currently in? L &J: Performance Bronze
What’s best about being in your squad? L: Being with my friends and having fun as well as working on technique and speed.

J: Getting to swim with all my friends

What’s your favourite stroke at the moment and why? L:My favourite stroke at the minute is butterfly and freestyle because butterfly is different, challenging and really fun to swim. With freestyle I like it because when I swim I just feel like I am gliding through the water and it is so technical and love it!

J: Freestyle because this is my best stroke

What are you currently working on with your coach to improve your swimming? L: Mostly breaststroke because I can’t really get the kick right. And a little bit of fly to get my chest down and have the motion of it.

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J: Working on fitness, skills in all strokes and under-waters

What is your ambition/goal in swimming? L:My ambition is to get to the Olympics and compete there. That would be so fun and I think it could be possible

J: To swim in the Olympics

What’s the best result (to date) you have achieved? L:When we have our skills sheets we can move up the skills and each time I have moved up it improves on my speed and has a good result on my meets.

J: Winning the 50m Freestyle in the Neath long course open in a personal best time

Who is your role model? L: Phoebe and Rebecca (my two older sisters)

J: Michael Phelps

FUN- What’s your favourite food? L:Pork and rice

J: Grilled cheese sandwich

FUN – Favourite superhero and Why? L: Wonder woman. Because she is really strong and talented and shows me that girls and women can do anything if they put their minds to it

J: Spiderman because he can shoot webs and swing from buildings

FUN – Do you play any other sports? L:No not really but I am interested in trying Synchro

J: Football for Mumbles Rangers

FUN – Talking milkshakes: strawberry or chocolate? L:Obviously strawberry

J: Chocolate

To finish off: When is your next swimming competition? L: Sunday 7th April [Swansea Dev Meet]

J: West Wales [February]


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