Nofio Sir Gâr
Head Coach Profile
Having represented Great Britain himself, Austyn Shortman's goal
at Nofio Sir Gâr is to produce Welsh Commonwealth athletes.
The top young swimmers in Carmarthenshire train with the Nofio
Sir Gâr performance squad and compete in regional, Welsh and
British competitions. With an improved school swimming programme
launched across the county in September 2010, a high quality Learn
to Swim programme and a competitive club swimming scene, the
structure is in place to provide a larger pool of talent for Austyn
to develop in future years.
Under Austyn's guidance, with high quality volunteer coaches and
sufficient pool time, squad members are developing their potential.
In the British National trials in Sheffield in August 2011, Nofio
Sir Gâr took five athletes to compete, with 13 year old Owen
Cornock finishing 3rd in the 1500m front crawl in his age group.
This was an improvement on 2009, when only 2 swimmers achieved the
qualifying times to earn a place at the British trials.
Linked Swimming Clubs
Carmarthen & District