Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018

We are delighted to report on an impressive performance by the 14 Team Wales swimmers, including our senior elite squad members at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The swimming events took place from 5-10 April 2018 at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Xavier Castelli was on top form making the Finals in all of his four events and came 4th in the 50m backstroke behind an Australian 1-2-3.

Harriet Jones, making her Commonwealth Games debut, had a set of strong swims in the three butterfly events gaining some useful experience.

Beth Sloan, who raced at Glasgow 2014, secured a set of season best results in her three breaststroke races.

The Swim Wales team won 5 medals in the pool;
Chloe Tutton won bronze in 200m breaststroke and with Georgia Davies, Alys Thomas & Kathryn Greenslade secured bronze in 4x100m medley establishing a new Welsh record time of 4:00.75. Chloe along with Ellana Jones, Kathryn Greenslade & Jazz Carlin also set a new Welsh Record in the 4x200m freestyle in 8:03.00.

Alys Thomas won gold in 200m butterfly, Daniel Jervis won silver in 1500m freestyle and Georgia Davies won bronze in 50m backstroke.

Head Coach Graham tweeted “Could not have has more fun coaching this great bunch of Co Cardiff swimmers at the Commonwealth Games, it has been a pleasure working with you all Harriet, Beth & Xav”
Llongyfarchiadau mawr i nofwyr team wales o bawb at Co Cardiff
Big congrats to team wales swimmers from everyone at Co Cardiff

RESULT ROUNDUP
Xavier Castelli
Swim Wales profile
50m back H 25.91 SF 25.74 F 25.44 PB 4th
100m back H 55.51 SF 55.13 F 54.60 SB 5th
200m back H 2:00.08 F 1:59.27 SB
200m IM H 2:00.97 SB F 2:01.49
Harriet Jones
Swim Wales profile
50m butterfly H 27.10 SF 25.74
100m butterfly H 59.56 SF 59.49
200m butterfly H 2:14.35
Bethan Sloan
Swim Wales profile
50m brst H 32.91 SB
100m brst H 1:11.34 SB
200m brst H 2:29.94 SB

Chloe Tutton
Swim Wales profile
50m brst H 31.24 (SB) SF 31.43 – placed 10th overall
100m brst H 1:08.54 F 1:07.87 SB
200m brst H 2:25.06 F 2:23.42 bronze
EVENT LINKS
GC2018 swimming page
BBC Sport Schedule and Results pages
British Swimming Gold Coast 2018
GOLD COAST 18 RESULTS