20th Aug, 2019

Four age group champions for Solihull

Solihull Editorial 10th Mar, 2018

SOLIHULL took more than 20 swimmers to the 2018 Championships held at Coventry’s 50M pool.

They qualified for more than 47 final spots over the two weekends, with numerous personal bests.

The club came away with four age group champions in Deen Ahmed, Laila Elfandi and duel City of Birmingham swimmers Megan Nicklin and Owen Perkins.

Ahmed, 14, was the outstanding performer as he came away as he won the 50m and 100m freestyle as well as the 50m and 100m back.

He took second place in the 50m fly and third in the 800m freestyle.

Ahmed followed that up with second in the open 1500m.

Elfandi, 13, was champion in the 50m backstroke while 12-year-old Nicklin took first in the 100m breaststroke and 100m fly.

She also took silvers in the breaststroke and the ten-13 years 200m breaststroke.

Added to that, Elfandi claimed bronze in the 400m individual medley.

Meanwhile, Perkins took bronze in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and walked away with silver in the 100m fly.

Elsewhere, taking top three places in their finals were Abbie Llewelyn in the 50m fly, Abi Davies took Bronze in the 50m and 100m breaststroke as well as silver in the 100m fly and Reece Harvey secured bronze in the 50m and 100m backstroke.

Also making finals for Solihull were James Page, Aaron Glendall, Sam Kelly, Dan Cant, Brooke Fisher, Trinity Townsend and Lilly Chiles.

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