September 28th, 2016

Victoria Long stands out for Blythe Barracudas

TEENAGER Victoria Long stole the show for Solihull-based Blythe Barracudas Swimming Club at the Midland Spring Championships held at Corby East Midlands International Pool last weekend.

The talented 14-year-old made it through to the finals of the 50m and 100m backstroke events, as well as the 50m butterfly and 50m and 100m freestyle.

Swimming exceptionally well in all her races, Long came second in the 50m and 100m backstroke final.

There were also successes at The Haden Hill 34th Annual Open Meet held at Wolverhampton Central Baths.

Ten-year-old Beth Morris came away with a Silver medal in the 50m breaststroke event and her 14-year-old brother, James Morris, picked up a Gold medal in the 50m backstroke, 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and also won Bronze in the 50m butterfly.

Aiden Mitchell was another swimmer in fine form with the 11-year-old winning Gold in both the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle, and he also took home a Silver medal in the 100m butterfly and came third in the 100m freestyle.

For the 12-years age group, Poppy Jones picked up a Silver medal in the 50m freestyle and a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle, while Freya Lindsay took Bronze in the 50m backstroke.

Myles Harris was runner-up in the 13-year 50m butterfly while in the same age group Danielle Armstrong went one better by winning Gold in the 50m butterfly.

It was also the second round of the Nuneaton and District Junior League and the Blythe A team were in action at The Queens Diamond Jubilee Centre in Rugby where they finished runner-up against the likes of Bilston, Halesowen and Stratford Sharks.

The B Team were also in action at Abbey Stadium in Redditch and finished a credible fifth.

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