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Blythe Barracudas impress at Boldmere Water Carnival

Solihull Editorial 4th Jul, 2017   0

SWIMMING: BLYTHE Barracudas represented the borough at the Boldmere Water Carnival held last weekend at Stechford Cascades.

For the boys in the nine-year-old age group, Alex Fryer secured gold in the 50m and 100m breastroke, silver in the 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle and bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Joseph Franklin achieved gold in the 50m freestyle and 200m breaststroke, silver in the 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle and bronze in the 50m butterfly in the 11-year-old category.

Elsewhere there were impressive swims for 13-year-old Thomas Beech – who went home with five gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, the 200m breaststroke and 200m IM – and Josh Golsby-Taylor who bagged first prize in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and the 400m freestyle.

Myles Harris was the star of the show for the 14-year-old boys by scooping gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, the 50m butterfly, the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 200m IM.

James Carson also excelled by finishing first in the 200m backstroke and 200m butterfly.

In the 15-year-old category, Jordan Lakin took gold in the 200m breastroke while Leo Sarigins also stood on the top step of the podium in the 100m backstroke.

The club, which welcomes training opportunities to all levels of swimmers, also cheered the girls team home to success with Madeleine Brown getting the event off to the perfect start with gold in the 200m freestyle.

Isabella Rowbotham came away with gold in the 50m freestyle while 10-year-old Tiana Greenshields claimed silver in the 50m freestyle.

There were bronze medals for 11-year-olds Aahana Jain and Carys Hayes.

Silver medals were handed out to Isabella Maloney, Rosie Franklin, and Emily Worrall.

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