Cardiff Met Swimming took part in some marketing to promote the team and university at the City of Cardiff International Open Meet at the International Pool, Cardiff. The competition involves swimmers from around the UK, competing in the individual Olympic distance events across the weekend. With Cardiff Met sponsoring all the open 50m races and £50 prize money being offered out, competition was fierce.
The Cardiff Met Team lead by swimming performance director Dave Tonge included fellow coaches Dan Davies, Tom Edwards, Olympian Ieuan Lloyd and Cardiff Met students Matt Edwards, Katie Bower, Amber Regardsoe, Hope Stranger and Ross Hoskings with Cardiff Met Assistant Director of Sport Owen Rodgers also offering his support throughout the day. The team was there to promote the university and inform the general public of many of the courses on offer. With current students being involved it gave interested potential students a great insight into life as a Cardiff Met student.
Swimming Performance Director (Dave Tonge) “It was fantastic to be able to chat to parents and potential future students during the meet. There was a great response on the day with lots of people showing an interest in a variety of Cardiff Met courses. It was also a great opportunity to speak to other coaches and make contacts to help further promote the University team”.
Cardiff Met had some representation within the gala with City of Cardiff swimmer and Cardiff Met Scholar James Lewis, winning the 50m Breaststroke in 29.79s while Ex Cardiff Met Swimmer Bradley Price coming 3rd in the open 50 Butterfly. With the team hopefully being affiliated in the near future it is hoped that more of the team will be able to compete next year.