September 28th, 2016

Medals galore for Blythe Barracuda swimmers in Coventry

Medals galore for Blythe Barracuda swimmers in Coventry Medals galore for Blythe Barracuda swimmers in Coventry

A SPECTACULAR day of swimming led to Blythe Barracudas being crowned top visiting club at the City of Coventry September Sprint Meet held at Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday.

A total of 40 swimmers from the Solihull-based club took part in the highly competitive event which culminated in them winning an astounding 12 gold medals, 15 silver medals and 15 bronze medals.

Nine-year-old Lukas Whaley earned himself a silver medal in the 50m breaststroke and 50m butterfly, while he also came third in the 50m backstroke event. He also on to win gold in the boys 200 individual medley.

James Morris also impressed after the 13-year-old won gold in both the 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle, while also claiming silver in the 50m butterfly and it was gold again for James in the 200 individual medley.

Elsewhere, 14-year-old Leo Sarigins picked up gold in the 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke. He also took silver in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle before winning gold again in the 200 individual medley final.

Dave Fellows secured silver in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle before succeeding in picking up the gold in the 15 years/over 200 individual medley final.

On their first outing to the Meet, nine-year-olds Charlotte Maloney, Carys Hayes and Joseph Franklin earned a place in the 200 IM finals by finishing in the top eight for their age group.

There were also outstanding swims by Beth Morris, Haris Khan, Jack Kirby, Hannah May O’Leary, Verity Allen, Aidan Mitchell, Myles Harris, Zack Keavney, Freya Lindsay, Jessica Deans, James Morris, Scarlett Flynn, Grace Dowse, Callum Mitchell, Nicola Smith, Val Sarigins, Jamie Edwards and Ben Austin a place in the 200 IM finals.

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