Commonwealth Games:Swim coach delighted with his quartet

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Paul du Feu believes the team being in Australia is enough of an achievement in itself and that Alexis Militis, Simon Le Couilliard, Daniel Halksworth and Liam du Feu have all put in performances worthy of Commonwealth competitors.

‘There’s always a danger that when people come to these competitions, they can become distracted or daunted, but these lads have all maintained the excellent standards they showed to qualify for the games.

‘We have seen personal bests and Island records go this week and I am very proud.’ Over the weekend, Le Couilliard made amends for his earlier disappoint in the 200m fly by qualifying for yesterday’s 100m fly semi-final.

In the heats he finished second, with a time of 56.01 sec, but couldn’t match that in the semi, finishing eighth in 56.52 sec.

In the 4x200m freestyle relay final, the boys set a new Island record, as it was the first time the event had been attempted by Jersey, with their time of 7.51 min.

‘This was a great achievement by the boys and they all recorded excellent individual times.

You only ever get the chance to perform in this race at international meetings, therefore this was something special for the team, who did really well,’ added du Feu.

The team finished in sixth place, ahead of Guernsey and after Singapore were disqualified after one of their swimmers entered the pool too early.

Daniel Halksworth was unlucky not to qualify for the final of the 400 IM, having finished ninth out of 16 swimmers, with the top eight going through.

The 20-year-old swam just outside his PB, with a time of 4 min 32 sec.

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