FIRE-BREATHING Dragons have continued their affinity with water.

Denbigh Dragons’ 15th anniversary year continues to be a successful one with victory in the recent inter-towns gala.

This competition takes place annually between the four Denbighshire clubs - Rhyl Dolphins, Corwen Sharks, Ruthin Rays and Denbigh Dragons.

It is designed to maintain a close and friendly relationship between neighbours, with swimmers from the different clubs regularly coming together to represent the Denbighshire development team.

The gala took place at Denbigh Dragons’ home pool and it was the host club that had the largest squad on the day.

While the competition was intense, the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming, culminating in the canon event, where 12 swimmers from each squad compete in an expanded freestyle relay.

Although there were very strong showings from all clubs, Denbigh came out on top with an impressive points tally of 147.

Rhyl were nearest rivals with 96, just ahead of Ruthin (93) and Corwen (36).

Following on from this great event, the following weekend saw the annual Swim Wales Easter long course championships in Swansea.

An impressive nine Denbigh Dragons achieved qualifying times for the national gala, with five travelling down to represent the club in South Wales.

Anya Dolan and Mared Roberts each took part in three events, with Ellie Hughes and Nansi Davies competing in one apiece, while Nathanial Harries had four events.

There were five personal bests in total, with the squad doing the club and their coaches proud.