September 28th, 2016

Young Blyth Barracuda impress at Warwickshire Swimming Championships

BLYTHE Barracudas were well represented at the recent Warwickshire ASA Swimming Championships in what is viewed as one of the most important competitions on the swimming calendar.

An abundance of swimmers took part in the event which was held over the last three weekends at the 50metre swimming pool in Coventry.

There were outstanding swims from Beth Morris, who came second in the 10/11 year 50m breaststroke final, while Alisha Greenshields came first in the 12-year 50m and 100m breaststroke finals, while also coming first in the 100m butterfly final.

Greenshields also finished runner-up in the 50m and 100m freestyle events and she picked up bronze in the 50m backstroke final.

In the 14-year category, Erin Molly came second in the 200m breaststroke final and was awarded third in the 200m breaststroke Open Championship, while Charlotte Rigg finished first in the 50m and 100m breaststroke finals.

Darcy Burnham also performed well by finishing third in the 100m freestyle final.

James Morris was crowned Junior Champion after winning the 15-year 50m and 100m breaststroke events and he also finished joint second in the 100m backstroke.

In the same age category, Callum Mitchell came first in the 50m freestyle final and joint second in the 100m backstroke final, as well as finishing third in the 100m freestyle final.

Leo Sarigins came first in the 15-year 50m and 100m backstroke finals and second in the 50m and 100m breaststroke finals, while also being crowned Junior Champion in the 100m backstroke.

Elsewhere, Verity Allen came third in the 10/13-year 200m breaststroke final and third in the 100m breaststroke final.

Scarlett Flynn impressed after coming runner-up in the 15-year 50m breaststroke final and third in the 100m breaststroke final.

There was success for Victoria Long who came first in the 16-year 50m backstroke final and she was awarded first in the 50m backstroke Open Championship, as well as coming second in the 100m backstroke and third in the freestyle final.

Lukas Whaley finishing third in the 10/11-year 50m breaststroke final, while Aiden Mitchell finished first in the 13-year 100m butterfly.

Micthell also finished runner-up in both the 13-year 50m butterfly final and the 10/13-year 200m butterfly final, while also achieving a third place in the 10/13-year 400m freestyle.

The 13/15-year boys were also triumphant in the 200m freestyle and 200m medley relay.

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