THE YOUNGEST members of Blythe Barracudas were recently in action getting their first taste of competition at the Birmingham SAG Water Festival held at Stechford Cascades.
Organised by the Swimming Action Group, this is an important event in the swimming calendar as it gives novice gala swimmers experience of competing.
Blythe Barracudas were well represented at the event with 35 swimmers taking part and achieving some outstanding swims.
Eight-year-old Darcie Flynn won gold in the 100m individual medlay and she also finished runner up in the 25m butterfly while Phoebe Mooney picked up a bronze in the 100 IM and the 25m freestyle.
There were also superb swims for nine-year-old Grace Jones who won the 25m breastroke and she also won silver in the 25m backstroke and 25m butterfly.
Grace Kelly succeeded in winning a gold in the 25m freestyle and Milauna-Tess Darrell accomplished a bronze in the 100 IM.
There was also success for ten-year-old Maddy Phillips who gained a bronze in the 50m backstroke and Lilly Denton gained a bronze in the 50m breaststroke.
For the boys, there was a gold for nine-year-old James Baynham in the 25m backstroke and a silver for nine-year-old James Long in the 25m butterfly. There was also a bronze for ten-year-old Yicheng Guo in the 50m breaststroke.
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 www.blythebarracudas.com.