September 27th, 2016

Barracudas take second in Mercian League

Updated: 5:39 pm, Jun 30, 2015

A SERIES of gutsy performances saw Blythe Barracudas secure a second place finish in the second round of the Mercian League in Nuneaton.

The entire Solihull-based team were in fantastic form to finish runner-up inside the Pingles Leisure Centre, with Worcester winning the event and Nuneaton & Bedworth claimed third.

Nicola Smith got Blythe Barracudas off to a great start after the 21-year-old tasted success in the 4×100 individual medley and she followed that up with a first place finish in the 100m breaststroke, with 14-year-old Rosie Breslin taking third in the 100m backstroke.

There were two other first place finishes for the girls with Jessica Deans winning the 12-year 100m freestyle race and 10-year-old Carmen Whaley was the first finisher in the 50m breaststroke.

There were also first places for the girls in the 10 and under, 12 and under, 15 and under and the open freestyle relays.

The boys were also eager to emulate the girls’ performances and 15-year-old Jamie Edwards did just that by placing second in the 4×100 individual medley.

Matthew Wilkinson, 14, also came second in the 100m backstroke while Jack Wilson placed third in the 100m breaststroke.

For the 12-year-olds, Aiden Mitchell took first in the 50m butterfly with Michael Greenhill taking third in the 100m breaststroke.

And there were standout performances by the 10-year-olds with Harvey Blackhurst and Toby Allen claiming first place in the 50m breaststroke and 25m butterfly respectively.

There was also a first place for the boys in the 10 and under medley.

Blythe Barracudas is a friendly club offering lessons and training opportunities for all levels of swimmers.  For further information or to book a trial with one of the club’s fully qualified coaches blythebarracudas.com.

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