WELSHPOOL swimmers 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, winning the 4km Challenger National Relay with a team of Dan Hussey, Claudia Savage, Kim Collins and Cari Jones.

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."

The relay team won the race with a 90-second gap between themselves and the second-placed team.

A total of six swimmers took part on the day.

Dan Hussey took first place in the British Masters Championships 3km event, while Claudia Savage placed second in the 3km senior.

Other Sharks swimmers including Carys Morgan and Richard Healey had a day to remember.

Richard placed fourth in the 3km Senior event.

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