Well done to everyone who attended the Heroes Tour at Wales
National Pool Swansea who helped make it a very memorable day
indeed. Congratulations to the Swim Wales 'Winning Words'
competition winners. A selection of our favourite entries are
I love swimming more than chocolate cake.
I love swimming more than a picnic by the lake.
I love swimming more than flying a kite.
I love swimmong more than the stars at night.
I love swimming more than all these things, It makes me feel
as if I have wings.
Shepherd, age 8
Long term commitment
Yells and cheers
Michael Phelps, beaten!
Proud to be British
Silver for Jamieson
Quick off the blocks
Training pays off
In depth analysis
Crowd goes wild
Tension is building
Ellie Simmonds my hero
by Ellen Smith,
IN THE SWIM
NORTH - SOUTH - EAST -
I L VE SWIMMING, ITS THE
ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET -
THESE ARE WORDS I ONLY KNOW
by Rachel Mayled, age
Watching the Olympic swimming on
I sit and dream one day it could
I pull on my bather and enter
I've swam for a club before I
Up and down the pool, kick pull
My mind wonders off to dreams of
With these thoughts in mind I
give it my all
I hope one day it will be me who
I swim my hardest and work my
Working towards my dreams of
by Lara Curtis, age
FISH V THE SHARK
"Lets go for a
swim" says Fish to the Shark,
and lets take a
torch for when it gets dark.
The scene is set, the
the large and small, a
race against fins.
Shark was leading and in first
Fish was losing and had so much
A little hero
so brave and bold,
one little fish going for
When out of the water, like
a jet he appeared,
gained all his strength and
nothing he feared.
Which proves when you're small
never give in,
and to always
finish what you're about to begin!
by Jack Harris, age 10
& Isabelle Donovan, age 9
A Swimming Life !
A swimming life starts
when you are very
getting in the water
maybe playing with a
My first swimming
getting older now,
feeling the cold, blue
on wriggling toes, WOW
Going for the
the email's come , I'm in
Going to my first gala,
in my heart I hope I
Watching the Olympics!
Bronze, silver, gold,
will I get there
will my path unfold?
People ask me why I do it
why I love swimming so,
going through the
learning as I go.
it really is the best.
better than all the
by Eleri Holmes, age
I train around 5 times a week and
look forward to every session. I am always focused on achieving by
PB'S. When I am in the water nothing else matters, It's just me and
the water. Nothing beats the feeling of the start of a race when I
am on the blocks waiting for the buzzer.
I have achieved county qualifying
times, Winning medals, and regularly beating my PB'S.
Going to the aquatic centre at the
Olympics was so inspiring...it has given me even more motivation to
reach my goals of being in the world championships and the
by Amy Owens, age
T- To be an Olympic swimmer is my dream
O- On the blocks I start my race
B- Big dive out into the pool
Y- Yes on my way down the lane
S- Streamline as I pull and kick
T- Times are what count , hope I PB
U- Up and down for air
R- racing pumps my blood
L- Leading the lane that's where ill be
E- Easy does it saving the best to finish
Y - Yes I am the winner .
by Toby Sturley, age
O for overall support
L for love of a sport
Y for you must believe in yourself
M for medals
P for perfection
I for I want to be an Olympian
C for chance for me to take part in
exciting aquatic activities
by Elli Witch, age
My Star Place
Standing here hitting my head
My body feels just like a tonne of lead
The crowd is cheering me on
Feeling like a star that has never shone
Panting away I just cannot cry
Anxiously I feel so terrified and shy
I cant stop now seeing as everybody is watching
The race is finally here!!!
Focused on the finish of this race
The crowd can see the worry in my face
As I fall down.......down......down
I have just lost my winners crown!
Quickly a little voice in my head screams aloud
"Get back up and win the race"
Speedy I get up and chase
for my winning place.
Sprinting past the others I get to the finish line
Past the others I out run
Screaming so loud I won I won!
If I hadn't listened to the little voice in my head
I wouldn't have got there
He's now saying I told you so!!!
I cant believe I came FIRST
I feel like a bubble about to burst
Adrenalin pumping out of my heart
I have now won my star part
Bolting around the track with my countries flag
Relieved and joyful i mustn't brag
This is after all my OLYMPIC race!!
by Katie Saunders,