19th Jun, 2018

Medals for Solihull swimmers

SOLIHULL swimmers celebrated winning medals at the recent West Midlands Championships and the World School Games in Morocco.

Solihull Swimming Club had Deen Ahmed, Laila Elfandi, Max Hitchman, Abbie Llewelyn and Owen Perkins qualify for the West Midlands Championships.

Ahmed, 14, performed superbly to podium in all eight events he took part in.

He dominated the freestyle events, taking gold in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m.

Ahmed also took silver in the 100m backstroke and 50m fly while securing bronze in the 50m backstroke.

He is now on course to qualify for the National Age Group Championships in July.

Also competing were Caitlin Hubbard, Ben Kelly, Megan Nicklin, Imogen Kielstra and Abigail Davis of Solihull Duel City of Birmingham Swimming Club.

Hubbard was crowned champion in the 200m fly and 100m backstroke with Kielstra winning the 50m fly, taking bronze in the 50m freestyle as well as finishing in five other finals.

Nicklin took silver in the 200m breaststroke and bronze in 200m individual medley.

Kelly took charge in the long distance events, winning bronze in the 800m and 1500m freestyle respectively.

Hubbard recently returned from Morocco where she was selected by the English School Swimming Association to represent England Schools.

She was one of 24 swimmers representing her country.

Hubbard came second in the 200m butterfly as well as winning bronze medals in 100m fly and 200m backstroke respectively.

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