THE FIRST open meet of the 2016 season proved to be a hugely successful one for Solihull Swimming Club after they came away from the Coventry and District meet with no fewer than 84 medals.
A total of 37 local swimmers took part with the girls once more out numbering the boys after entering no fewer than 144 events between them, while the boys swam in 44.
There were a huge amount of personal bests times recorded and the standout performer for Solihull was Aurelio Lencioni who won ten medals including gold in the 50m and 200m freestyle and the 200m backstroke.
Lencioni also took home a silver medal in the 100m and 400m freestyle final, the 200m individual medley, 50m backstroke, while finishing third in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.
Also taking gold medals for the girls after finishing first was Megan Nicklin in the 50m butterfly, Ella Buzzard in the 200m breaststroke and Laila Elfandi was first in the 200m freestyle.
There were plenty of silver medals for the Solihull team. Abigail Davies finished runner-up in the 200m breastroke, as did Tasha Barguss in the 200m butterfly and Heidi Rhodes James in the 200m butterfly.
Imogen Kielstra finished runner-up in four events (100m individual medley, 50m breastroke and both the 50m and 200m back stroke, while Charlotte McClure came second in the 100m backstroke and 50m breastroke.
Solihull also came third in 11 finals with Abbie Llewelyn, Laila Elfandi, Molly Egan, Ella Buzzard, Charlotte McClure, Reece Harvey, Megan Nicklin and Abdur Rhamin Sharif collecting medals.
Medals were awarded to all swimmers who finished in a top eight, which added another 51 medals to the team tally.