18th Oct, 2017

Solihull teams impress at two local gala events

Solihull Editorial 22nd Apr, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

TWO teams were in action for Solihull Swimming Club in what was a busy weekend in both the Junior and Leicester Leagues.

The club’s Nuneaton and District team competed at Stechford Pool and produced a very competitive performance to tie down second overall in the gala.

Solihull finished on 193 points with Wombourne winning the Gala and Blythe B came third.

There were plenty of first place finishes for the team with Max Hitchman winning the backstroke and freestyle in the nine-year category, while Imogen Kielstra won the same events in the female category.

There were also race wins for Ben Kelly who won the backstroke for 11-year-olds and James Lee was successful in the butterfly category for Under-12s.

Aurelio Lencioni put in a good performance to finish second in the backstroke event for 10-year-olds, while Laila Elfandi came second in the same age group for the girls in both the backstroke and butterfly events.

There were also second place finishes for Abbie Llewelyn in the butterfly for 11-year-olds, while in the 12-year-old category Elizabeth Aston came runner-up in the breastroke and James Lee also came runner-up in the boys backstroke.

The relay teams were also in great forming with both the boys and girls winning the 9-year-old medley races.

Elsewhere in the Leicester League Solihull took the longer journey to Burton-on-Trent where they team also put in an impressive performance.

Niamh Barguss got the night off to a perfect start by winning the first race of the evening in the nine-year-old breastroke and Isabelle Church also claimed a win in the butterfly race in the same age category.

There was success for the girls in the 11-year-old category with race wins for Helen Toone (breastroke) and Charlotte McClure (butterfly and freestyle).

There were also second place on the night for Daniel Abrahams in the 10-year-old backstroke, Julia Watson in the freestyle for nine-year-olds and Nina Lewis in the 11-year-old backstroke.

The Solihull team had many children swimming above their age group and they more than held their own as well as being the only team to have no disqualification.

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