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Swim Wales Winter National Short Course Championships 2019 Day 3

Swimmers from or based in Somerset are competing over Friday 29 November to Sunday 1 December 2019 at Wales National Pool Swansea.

Early Bath Uni pace setters Jeffrey Chen (1:51.45) and Will Ryley (1:52.29) had found themselves on the receiving end of fast finishes by Royal Wolverhampton pair Finn Nicholl (1:50.43) and Ben Cope (1:51.99) in the Men's 200m Freestyle prelims. Ryley responded in the Super Final with 1:48.34 after opening up a halfway lead of almost 1.5s enabling him to beat Nicholl to gold by 0.39s and secure a top 8 time in the Welsh rankings.

More of Dylan Gallagher's best times successively  disappeared in the Men's 15-16 200m Freestyle as the Taunton Deane swimmer progressed from 1:58.61 through 1:57.40 to 1:56.65 and seventh place in the final which was won by Charley Langford (Royal Wolverhampton, 1:52.92). Team mate Daniel Raffill (1:59.90) enjoyed his first sub 2 minute swim thanks to a 4.12 improvement to finish in equal 12th place.

A blistering fast final 50m enabled Will Ryley (Bath Uni) to challenge for silver after his 200m Backstroke medal chances had appeared to be slipping away in the Super Final. He ended up with bronze and a 1:59.33 pb. Xavier Castelli (Co Cardiff) led throughout to win gold in 1:55.23.

Lucas Lawman (Team Bath AS) improved from 4:39.40 to 4:31.97 in claiming Men's 17 & Over 400m IM silver. Zach Speakman (Royal Wolverhampton) won gold in a 20.01s pb for 4:26.03.

A 2.23s pb by Misty Marshall-Welling (Team Bath AS, 4:23.57) helped her power away from 800m winner Megan Vingoe (Carn Brea) and secure bronze in the Women's 17 & Over 400m Freestyle behind Niamh Hofland (Royal Wolverhampton, 4:14.56) and Abbie Holl (Nofio Clwyd, 4:19.68).

Dylan Gallagher (30.65) continued his fine form and claimed another silver thanks to a 0.61s improvement over his entry time in the Men's 15-16 50m Breaststroke final which was won by fastest qualifier Aneurin Davies (Swansea Aquatics, 30.09).

Reagan Gallagher (Taunton Deane) destroyed his 38.20 seed time in the Boys 13-14 50m Breaststroke heats by clocking 35.65 which catapulted him up the rankings to 20th.

More progressions for Ciara Morris (Millfield) from 1:01.37 through 1:01.28 to 1:01.07 secured a fifth place finish in the Women's 100m Butterfly Super Final. 

Katie Butcher's 100m Backstroke best times fell like nine pins after her 1:06.18 seed time was first reduced to 1:04.49 and then 1:03.85 in the Super Final. Medi Harris (Swim Gwynedd, 59.91) won gold in the only sub 60s time and Butcher finished in sixth place. 

Butcher also lowered her Women's 15-16 50m  Freestyle entry time by 0.12s with 28.17, earning her 12th place overall. Sophie Linton (Co Newport, 26.52) won gold. Harriet Jones (Co Cardiff, 25.26) won the event's Super Final.

Both Gallaghers were back competing in the Men's 200m Breaststroke. Dylan (2:26.51) maintained his seventh place ranking from the prelims with an improvement of 1.53s on his seed time in the Super Final won by Kyle Booth (Co Cardiff, 2:13.48). Reagan improved 6.4s in the Boys 13-14 age group to finish in 11th place with 2:50.90.

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