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Young Blyth Barracudas impress at Boldmere Water Carnival

Solihull Editorial 12th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS from Blythe Barracudas made a splash at the two-day Boldmere Water Carnival held at Stechford Cascades last weekend.

For the boys in the 9-year-old age group, there were impressive swims from James Baynham who secured gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, while also taking home silver in the 50m breaststroke.

Joseph Franklin was the star of the show for the ten-year age category after winning gold in the 50m and 100m backstroke, the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle and he also finished runner-up in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, the 50m and 100m butterfly and the 200m IM.

Elsewhere, 12-year-old Josh Golsby-Taylor won a silver in the 100m breaststroke while for the 13-year-olds Myles Harris excelled after coming second in the 50m backstroke, the 50m and 100m breaststroke, the 50m and 100m freestyle. He also came third in the 50m butterfly and the 200m breaststroke events.

In the 14-year-old age group, Leo Sarigins took gold in the 50m and 200m backstroke as well as the 50m butterfly. He also took home silver in the 100m butterfly and the 200 IM, while finishing third in the 50m butterfly and the 200m freestyle.

In the same age category, James Morris picked up gold in the 200m freestyle and the 200m IM, silver in the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and bronze in the 50m and 100m butterfly.

For the 15-year-olds, Callum Mitchell achieved a silver in the 400m freestyle and a bronze in the 100m freestyle, while Matthew Wilkinson a bronze in the 200m backstroke.

Nine-year-old Darcie Flynn came away with bronze in the 100m breaststroke, Lucy Kirby was runner-up in the 200m breaststroke and Tiana Greenshields won a bronze meal in the 50m freestyle.

Plenty of swimmers also took home bronze medals. Ten-year-old Lottie Maloney claimed bronze in the 50m breaststroke, while 13-year-old Freya Lindsay and Jess Deans came third in the 50m and 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle respectively.

Elsewhere, 14-year-old Scarlett Flynn claimed gold in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 200m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

In addition there were also medals for Carys Hayes, Charlotte Maloney, Phoebe Mooney, Ciara Jones and Gabe Avery.

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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