Barracudas in action at annual Warwickshire Country gala - The Solihull Observer

Barracudas in action at annual Warwickshire Country gala

SWIMMING: DOZENS of Blythe Barracudas were in action at the Warwickshire County Championships swimming gala.

Listed as one of the most important competitions on the swimming calendar, more than 40 swimmers from Blythe Barracudas took to the water in the event held over two weekends at the Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre.

There were outstanding swims from Alisha Greenshields who came first in the 12-13yrs 400m individual medley, she also came first in the finals of the 100m backstroke, 50m and 100m butterful and the 200m freestyle.

Hannah May O’Leary was also a standout performer as she came second in the final of the 14yrs 50m backstroke and third in the 14yrs 50m freestyle final.

Charlotte Rigg also shone – finishing first in the 15yrs+ 50m and 100m breaststroke and was crowned overall Open Championship winner and Junior Champion for the 100m breaststroke.

The boys were also triumphant with Joseph Franklin coming first in the finals of the 10-11yrs 50m and 100m butterfly and the 50m and 100m freestyle.

He also made it to the finals of the 10/11 yrs 50m and 100m backstroke and the 200m breaststroke.

Toby Allen managed third in the final of the 10/13 yrs breaststroke, while Aidan Mitchell came third in the final of the 14 yrs 100m butterfly.

Myles Harris, second in the 15yrs 50m and 100m breaststroke, and James Morris, first in the 14yrs 200m breaststroke, were also among the podium finishers.

There were also notable swims from Lucy Beech, Charlotte Maloney, Isabelle Maloney, Erin Molloy, Emily Worrall, Thomas Beech, James Carson, Josh Golsby-Taylor, Leo Sarigins and Val Sarigins who secured places in various finals throughout the Championships.

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