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Blyth Barracudas come away from Boldmere Open with 29 medals

Solihull Editorial 28th Oct, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

WHAT is becoming a hugely successful season for Blyth Barracudas continued after they came away from the Boldmere Open Meet with 29 medals.

A total of 32 swimmers travelled to Stechford Castles to take part in what was a highly competitive event, but it was the girls who were in exceptional form.

Carys Hayes, 9 , secured bronze in the 50m breaststroke while 12-year-old Hannah May O’ Leary obtained a silver medal in the 400m freestyle and took third place in the 100m butterfly.

Teenager Jessica Deans, 13, achieved a silver medal in the 50m freestyle and also made it to the finals of the 100m freestyle finishing in a respectable fifth place.

Scarlett Flynn put in a hugely impressive performance with the 14-year-old taking gold in the 50m breaststroke and she also won silver in the 100m and 200m breaststroke races.

The boys also shone in Boldmere with nine-year-old Joseph Franklin taking a hat-trick of golds in the 50m butterfly and 50m and 100m freestyle events.

Thomas Beech also impressed by winning the 50m breaststroke and taking a silver in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and the 12-year-old also made it to the finals of the 100m finals where he finish a reputable sixth place.

Myles Harris picked up gold in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 200m breaststroke, while 13-year-old James Morris took gold in the 50m breaststroke and 200m individual medlay. He also took third in the 50m freestyle.

Team mate Leo Sarigins accomplished gold in the 50m breaststroke, 50m and 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle events and also took silver in the 100m breaststroke and 200 IM and bronze in the 50m and 200m freestyle, while Callum Mitchell succeeded in getting a silver in the 100m backstroke and third place in the 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle.

Blythe Barracudas is a friendly club offering lessons and training opportunities for all levels of swimmers in the Solihull and South Birmingham areas.  For further information or to book a trial visit

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