IT'S been a terrific year so far for Vale of Clwyd swimmers.

Denbigh Dragons swimming club members have been enjoying plenty of success in the pool.

The year began with Denbigh Dragons swimmers competing in the Rotherham Metro A and B grade long course meet.

Races took place over two-days in the Olympic-sized 50-metre pool at Pond’s Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield.

Denbigh's youngest swimmer was 10 years old, with the eldest aged 17.

A few medals were won by the Denbigh competitors and there were lots of personal bests improved upon.

The following month saw the Swim Wales North Wales regional gala held over three days in Llandudno.

Nine of the Dragons competed in 39 races.

Among the success stories here was Eva Evans, who grabbed a silver medal for the 17+ female 800-metres freestyle event.

In claiming second position, she also knocked over three seconds off her personal best.

During a superb event, she also got a further six top-10 placings over the course of the meet.

It turned out to be a busy March for Denbigh Dragons, with two galas for swimmers to compete in.

The Menai AA B meet held at Llandudno towards the start of the month and here, there were a magnificent seven Dragons competing in 21 races.

Numerous medals were won and personal bests continued to be set.

The Swim Conwy Spring meet followed during the middle of the month in Llandudno’s 25-metre pool.

There were 11 Denbigh swimmers taking part in this meet, including four new competitors who took part in their very first gala.

They were Molly (10), Kate (11), Catrin (15) and Caitlin (10).

Ten-year-old Elenid Parry came away with two medals, a bronze in the 50-metre butterfly and a silver in her first attempt at 200-metre backstroke.

Continuing the good news, Denbigh Dragons' Cerys Thomas (14), qualified to swim in the Swim Wales National Championships.

This was scheduled to be held over the Easter holidays, but it was eventually cancelled due to issues with the Swansea and Cardiff 50-metre pools.

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