A swimming star at Rydal Penrhos performed well at a prestigious national event recently.
Martyna Ruszkowska, a Year 11 pupil at the school from next month, tested her skills against some of the best swimmers in the country at the Great Britain Summer Championship, which were held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield from July 26–31.
This was a start of a busy summer for the 15 year-old, who will be part of the Swim Wales squad for the 2016 School Games, which will be held in Swansea in September.
During the competitive week of action Martyna took part in no fewer than six individual and three relay races as part of the Swim Gwynedd team.
She managed to make it into the final of the 100m butterfly, where she finished in seventh place after smashing her personal best to record a time of 1:03.13.
This was followed up by an eighth place finish in the 400m individual medley, while also coming ninth in the 50m butterfly.
The positive showing moves the Rydal Penrhos pupil up to sixth in the British rankings, and confirms her status as the number one swimmer in her age group in Wales.
Head of Swimming Maciej Ruszkowski and father of the swimmer, said: “It was a very long week for Martyna but she did extremely well in the face of stern competition.
“Her performance in the 100m fly was exceptional and to be ranked six in Britain and first in Wales is an incredible achievement.
“Preparations are now in full swing ahead of the Schools Games, and we are confident that Martyna can add to her list of impressive achievements already this year.”