September 28th, 2016

Blyth Barracudas claim 86 medals at Secondary Gala in Rugby

A FANTASTIC performance from 33 swimmers saw Blythe Barracudas come away from the Coventry and District Secondary Galas with a staggering 86 medals.

The girls were in fine form at the event which was held over two days at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre in Rugby, after picking up no fewer than eight gold medals.

Charlotte Maloney, 10, won the 50m freestyle and came third in the 50m butterfly, while Ciara Jones, also 10, won gold in the 50m butterfly.

In the 13-year age group, Jess Deans secured gold in the 50m and the 100m freestyle events, while also taking silver in the 50m butterfly.

Freya Lindsay finished first in both the 100m and the 200m backstroke and she also came away with a silver medal from the 50m backstroke.

Emily Worrall was another standout performer after winning gold in the 50m and the 100m breaststroke events and she also claimed a bronze in the 200m breaststroke.

Poppy Jones also performed well after winning a silver in the 50m freestyle, while 14-year-old Hannah Devenport gained silver in the 200m backstroke.

Not to be outdone, there were also top performances from the boys with 10-year-old Joseph Franklin picking up a silver medal in the 50m backstroke.

In the 11-year age category, Josh Golsby-Taylor collected two gold medals from the 50m and the 100m breaststroke events and also won bonze in the 200m IM.

Thomas Beech was one of the top male performers after winning four medals. The 12-year-old won both the 100m breaststroke and the 100m freestyle events and finished runner-up in the 200m freestyle and third in the 50m backstroke.

For the 13-year-old’s, Simon Duffy seized gold in the 50m butterfly, silver in the 50m and the 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke. He also came third in the 50m freestyle and the 200m IM.

Myles Harris finished runner-up in the 50m breaststroke, the 50m and the 100m freestyle events and he also came third in the 200m IM and 200m breaststroke, 50m butterfly and the 200m freestyle events.

Leo Sarigins accomplished gold in the 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 200m IM, and the 14-year-old also took home silver in the 200m backstroke and the 200m breaststroke and bronze in the 400m freestyle.

Blythe Barracudas is a friendly Club offering lessons and training opportunities for all levels of swimmers in the Solihull and South Birmingham areas. For further information or to book a trial with one of our fully qualified coaches visit www.blythebarracudas.com.

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