Medal haul for trio at Bucs Long Course

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Swansea’s swimmers impressed at the Bucs Long Course Championships by claiming a bronze finish – matching their Short Course Championship success in November.

The team picked up 217 points and just missed out on second to Bath by nine points.

Performance captain Chris Titterington said the swimmers swam “well above expectations” in all sections.

Chris Suggitt was the stand out performer for the men winning three individual medals in the 1500m freestyle,  400m medley, and 200m medley.

“I think we performed to our maximum, I got a personal best which was good for me,” said Suggitt. “It’s just on to Olympic trials and see how it goes.”

Libby Mitchell also proved a handful for her opponents as she posted impressive times on the way to two individual medals herself in the 100m and 200m butterfly.

She said: “We all swam well as a team, and the aim now is to improve our times even more.”

Other individual triumphs included Emma Smithurst, Adam Mallett, and Alys Thomas in each of their respected fields.

The team events also went well for the Swansea with three more medal wins.

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