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Blythe Barracudas impress at Birmingham Open Meet

Solihull Editorial 6th Apr, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

BLYTHE Barracudas were well represented once again at the highly competitive City of Birmingham Open Meet where the females qualified for no fewer than 19 finals at Stechford Cascades over the Easter weekend

In the 12-years and under age group, Alisha Greenshields achieved a silver medal in the final of the 50m butterfly, while she also finished runner-up in the 100m butterfly event and qualified for five other finals.

There were also excellent swims from Hannah O’Leary who came away with bronze in the 100m freestyle and 400m freestyle events, while team mate Verity Allen who made it to the final of the 200m breaststroke.

Charlotte Rigg put in an impressive performance in the 13-years and over age group to take silver in the 50m breaststroke final and she went on the win gold in the 200m breatstroke as well as bronze in the 200m butterfly.

Freya Lindsay won a silver medal for finishing first in the 13-year age group of the 50m backstroke, while Erin Molloy won bronze in the 50m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke.

The males also put in a series of impressive performances after making it to 14 finals.

For the 12 and under age group, Aiden Mitchell won gold in the 1,500m freestyle and 50m butterfly, silver in the 100m, 200m and 400m butterfly and bronze in the final of the 200m freestyle.

In the events for swimmers aged 13 and over, Leo Sarigins won gold in the final of the 50m backstroke and also made it to the final of the 100m backstroke.

His brother Val Sarigins achieved bronze in the final of the 50m freestyle and bronze in the finals of the 100m freestyle and 100m IM.

There were also notable swims from Toby Allen who made it to the final of the 200m butterfly and James Morris who made it to the final of the 100m breaststroke.

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 with one of our fully qualified coaches, please visit

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