A WHITCHURCH swimmer were among the medal winners at a national open water competition recently.

The Welsh Age Group Open Water Championships and the British Masters Open Water Championships were held at Llandegfedd Lake in Monmouthshire on Saturday, September 4.

Welshpool Sharks swimmers attended the events, including Whitchurch-based Richard Healey.

Richard finished fourth in the 3km Senior event.

Head coach Steve Parker was pleased with the performance of the six swimmers in attendance.

He said: “The Sharks have earnt their success with the six regularly swimming at Bala Lake up to three times a week in all conditions preparing for the event.

“I could not be any prouder of them.”

Other Sharks swimmers won the 4km Challenger National Relay. The team made up of Kim Collins, Dan Hussey, Claudia Savage and Cari Jones took the win with a 90-second gap between themselves and the second-placed team.

Other results saw Carys Morgan finish second in the 2km Age Group Race, while Cari finished fifth in the 5km Open Age Group race as the youngest competitor.

Dan won the British Masters 3km event, and Claudia took second in the 3km Senior event.