13th Dec, 2017

Young Solihull swimmers win promotion back to Division One

Solihull Editorial 16th Sep, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

THERE were celebrations for Solihull Swimming Club after their junior A team won promotion back to Division One.

The team took part in the Nuneaton and District Division Two final on Saturday, which took place in Wolverhampton, and they knew that a final round position of fourth would be enough to go up.

Headed by coach Dean Barguss and his assistants Matt Kelly and Simon Lewis, Solihull got off to the best of starts after ten-year-old Abigail Davis won the very first race of the event, taking first place in the 50m freestyle.

Solihull continued to rack up the maximum points with plenty of swimmers taking first places in their respective events.

The ten-year-old girls of Megan Nicklin (50m breaststroke & 25m butterfly) and Imogen Kielstra (50m backstroke), all tasted success, while ten-year-old Max Mitchman also won the boys 50m backstroke.

In the races for nine-year-olds, Alex Abrahams was successful in the 25m butterfly while Aaron Glendall (25m freestyle) and Louka Bramwell (25m backstroke), were also winners.

Eleven-year-old Laila Elfandi was first in the 50m backstroke and in the 12-year-old category, Deen Ahmed won top points in the 50m freestyle.

The team also took top spot in the ten-year-old girls medley relay, as well as the girls 8 x 25m freestyle relay.

Alex, Louka, Aaron and Sam Kelly were successful in the team events too having won their relay events.

As well as this, Solihull also finished as runner-up on 12 occasions and took ten third places, with every swim counting towards points.

Barguss’ team were also boosted by not picking up any disqualifications at the event and they went on to finish in second place behind winners Chase to book their place in Division One for next season.

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