The new head coach of Wrexham Swimming Club, Craig Prime, has seen the club achieve huge successes since his appointment in December.
At the end of last year the Club won promotion to the top tier of the National Swimming League by securing their place in the premier division for the 2013/2014 season. The Club was also successful in the North Wales Championships held earlier this month with a medal haul which included 13 golds, 19 silvers and 19 bronzes with Wrexham ranked as the second overall in the Top-Club rankings.
Next on the busy Club calendar are the Easter Nationals, which are the highlight of the Wales swimming calendar, where 23 of the Club’s top swimmers will be competing against the very best from the rest of Wales.
The Club has also achieved International status with 17 year old swimmer Wil Rosson being selected to represent Wales on 2 occasions. The first is at International Invitational Meet in Luxembourg in April where he will compete against swimmers from across Europe and then in Scotland at the Celtic Tri-Nationals against swimmers from Scotland and Ireland.
Craig has been coaching for 7 years after completing a degree in sport and exercise science and spent the last five year as an assistant coach at Chester Swimming club.
During his career Craig has coached swimmers to European junior championships standard, the world deaf championships and numerous National UK titles.
Craig is no stranger to swimming success himself being a former National Finalist whilst at University and is currently Masters National Champion over 1500m and 3k Open Water.
Craig has high hopes for the future of the Club and said “I have been very impressed by the quality and dedication of the swimmers. They all strive for excellence and want to train hard to secure successes for themselves and their Club. The Club has a strong history and there is some great talent throughout the squads”.