Nofio Sir Gar Performance
The top young swimmers in the county train with the Nofio Sir Gar performance squad. The squad is coached by former international swimmer Austyn Shortman and they compete at regional, Welsh and British competitions. The goal of the Nofio Sir Gar performance squad is to produce athletes to swim for Wales in future Commonwealth games.
Under Austyn's guidance, the squad is developing better quality swimmers who get the quality coaching and pool time needed to develop their potential. In the British National trials in Sheffield this August, Nofio Sir Gar took 5 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, where only 2 swimmers achieved the qualifying times to earn a place at the British trials.
With the new and improved school swimming programme launched in September 2010, a quality learn to swim programme and a competetive club swimming scene in the county, there is no doubt that the structure is in place to provide even greater pool of talent for Austyn to develop in the years to come.