City of Cardiff Swimming Club bid to make a splash at Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Barry And District News: STAR TEAM: City of Cardiff Swimming Club are bidding for glory in the Commonwealth Games STAR TEAM: City of Cardiff Swimming Club are bidding for glory in the Commonwealth Games

EXCITEMENT is growing at City of Cardiff Swimming Club with the rapidly approaching XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Six of the clubs Vale and Cardiff Elite swimmers have been chosen to represent Team Wales in the Aquatics.

Each member of the team had to prove their right and ability to be selected, to represent not only their Club, but also to form part of the 23-strong swimming squad competing in Glasgow.

London 2012 swimmers, Thomas Haffield and Penarth's Ieuan Lloyd together with Danielle Stirrat, who all competed in Delhi 10 along with debutants, Otto Putland, Xavier Mohammed and Chloe Tutton, who secured her selection by swimming a new Wales National Record at the Cardiff International Open Meet in 200 breastroke.

It is also the 12 Commonwealth Games for CCSW head coach Dave Haller MBE. Amongst his impressive track record, he coached David Davies to gold in the 1,500m and bronze in the 400m freestyle in the 2006 Games in Melbourne.

In preparation six CCSW swimmers have been in a training camp organised by Swim Wales, competed in two of the Mare Nostrum Meets in Canet-en-Roussilloni, where Thomas Haffield won bronze in the 400IM and Barcelona before continuing training in Sabadell.

With two Olympians from Cardiff and some of the top Male and Female lead swimmers in the country coming from Wales, these Games should prove to be a pivotal turning point in preparation for Team GB at the next Olympics in 2016.

Follow them during the games via the club twitter feed @cardiffswimming

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