A RUTHIN swimmer has been competing against some of the top competitors in the world.

Recently, Ruthin Rays Swimming Club member Rhodri Williams travelled to Ireland to compete at the McCullagh international meet.

There, he competed alongside some tough competition, including the current world record holder Adam Peaty.

Rhodri swam in the 50, 100 and 200m breaststroke events, achieving a place in the B final of all three disciplines.

He finishing first in the B finals of the 50m and 200m events and fourth in the 100m competition.

Ruthin Rays head coach Andrea Harvey said: "Well done to Rhodri, we are all amazed and proud of his achievements and he is a great inspiration for the upcoming talent in the pool."

The Adam Peaty race clinic will be heading to the Buckley pool in August following the Olympics and the details for this will be available as soon as they come out for anyone who is interested.

It was a very busy and successful beginning to February for the Ruthin Rays, with the Swim Wales North Regional Championships covering the first two weekends.

There were some amazing swims from members of Ruthin Rays and times were tumbling for all the team over the weekends.

While the weather did eventually end the fun early due to Storm Ciara's travel disruption, it did not dampen the team's spirits with most of the swimmers turning up for Sunday training instead!

Congratulations go to all of the team and there were some stand out swims, with Oliver Jones taking a mammoth 49 seconds off his 800m freestyle time.

Millie Hannant took just under 19 seconds off her 800m freestyle time and she put herself into the top 10 British rankings in the short course 800m event.

Welsh national qualifying times were also achieved by Daniel Harvey in the 50m butterfly and an exciting 50m freestyle final swim-off.

Ruthin Rays team: Dylan Cookson, two personal bests; William Grant, nine personal bests; Millie Hannant, three finals, six golds, six personal bests; Daniel Harvey, one final, five personal bests; Shannon Harvey, five personal bests; Jessica Hilton-Jones, nine personal bests; Oliver Jones, three personal bests; Saffie Mehra, six personal bests; Dylan Menzies, one personal best.

Osian Menzies and Gabby Bailey were also part of the team, but unfortunately their races had to be postponed due to the weather.