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Success in the pool across the region for Solihull swimmers

Solihull Editorial 15th Mar, 2017 Updated: 16th Mar, 2017   0

SWIMMING: THERE was plenty for Solihull Swimming Club to celebrate following a busy few weeks at events across the Midlands.

The club took 20 swimmers to the Warwickshire County Championships, which this year took place at Coventry’s 50-metre pool.

There some outstanding performances but leading the club was double County Champion Caitlin Hubbard who won the 50m and 200m butterfly event.

Deen Ahmed also produced a string of outstanding performances to take no fewer than eight titles, while Laila Elfandi was the age group winner in the 50m backstroke and she also won bronze in the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.




Eleven-year-old Megan Nicklin showed her domination in the breast stroke events by becoming a three-time age age group winner by taking the title in the 50m, 100, and 200m breastroke.

Imogen Kielstra, also 11, qualified for the finals in all of her events and went home with three bronze medals and three silvers.


Owen Perkins, 12, won five bronze medal, while Ben Kelly took silver in 400m freestyle and Abigail Davis came third in the 100m breaststroke.

Elsewhere, Solihull also competed at the Boldmere Junior Invitation Meet, where swimmers aged eight to 12 produced a series of excellent swims to come away with a third place finish.

A total of 28 swimmers took part in the Rugby Open meet where Sarah Warwood set an impressive standard once again.

Warwood took part in the 50m and 100m freestyle as well as the 100m IM and the 50m freestyle and she took first place in them all.

Megan Nicklin also impressed by winning gold in the 100m IM and the ten-year-old also coming third in the 100m IM and the 50m butterfly.

Laila Elfandi, 12, took home bronze medals in the 100m freestyle, 200m backstroke and 100m backstroke as well as finishing runner-up in the 50m freestyle.

Eleven-year-old Owen Perkins won bronze in the 400 IM and 100m backstroke and Abigail Davis, 10 , came first in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, while also taking home a bronze in the 200m breaststroke.

Sam Kelly, 9, won a bronze in the 200m back stroke and a silver in the 100m backstroke, Trinity Townsend was the top swimmer in the 200m butterfly, Ben Davis won silver in the 100 IM and bronze Medals went to Molly Egan (100, breaststroke) James McClure (50m butterfly) and Reece Harvey (200m backstroke.)

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