The first round of the Mercian Summer Swimming League saw Blythe Barracudas drawn against some of the top clubs in the group. There were some gutsy swims from the entire team, leading to a 4th place finish overall. For the girls, 19 year old Nicola Smith got the event of to a great start, with [...]
It was an exciting start to the Nuneaton Junior League season for Blythe Barracudas Swimming Club who, for the first time, has 2 teams fighting for promotion to Divisions 1 and 2.
For the 10 year old girl’s team there were wins for Jennifer Paris in the 50m freestyle and 25m butterfly and Erin Molloy in the 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke as well as both the freestyle and medley relays. The 11 year old team won both relays with individual wins for Charlotte Rigg in the 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke whilst for the 12 year old girls it was success all round in both the relays and individual swims for Rosie Breslin in the 50m backstroke, Grace Dowse in the 50m butterfly, Ella Reel in the 50m breaststroke and Helena Paris in the 50m freestyle.
The boys were also keen to add to the points total with wins for 9 year olds Freddie Truman in the 25m breaststroke and Harry Jones in the 25m butterfly and 25m freestyle. Tom Jones clinched first in the 11 year old boys 50m butterfly as did 12 year old Tom O’Hanlon in the 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle.
The B Team were in action on the same night in Worcester, finishing a credible 3rd ,which places them in 8th position in the Division 3 table.
There were individual firsts for 9 year olds Kenzie Carroll-O’Leary in the 25m backstroke and Fionn O’Brien in the 25m breaststroke. 10 year olds Poppy Jones, Emily Worrall and Stephen Jones were triumphant in the 50m freestyle, 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke. Freya Lindsay scooped a win for the 11 year old girls in the 50m backstroke. 12 year olds Scarlett Flynn, Sophie Wright and Matthew Wilkinson also added to the victories in the 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle.
The Club Annual Presentation night will be held at The Ivy leaf Sheldon on Friday 28th June 2013 from 7.00pm to 11.30pm. There will be a Disco and Buffet provided on the night, plus Hot Dog or Burger and Chips for the Children. The ticket prices are £8 for adults and £5 for children and will [...]
Blythe Barracudas Swimming Club had its best meet to date, winning a staggering 54 medals at the City of Birmingham Open Meet held at Stechford Cascades over the Easter weekend. 35 swimmers took part in the event, which culminated in Blythe being ranked 4th overall and winning Best Supported Club. The boy’s team were on [...]
Blythe Barracudas held its first Mini Gala recently for teaching and development swimmers in the Club. Over 80 children took part in the gala held at Saint Martins School with events ranging from 10m races for those still using swimming aids to 25m races in all four strokes for more able swimmers. The senior squad [...]
12 year old Victoria Long of Blythe Barracudas was the youngest competitor to qualify for the British Gas International Swimming Meet held in Leeds earlier this month. Representing City of Birmingham, Victoria qualified for the 50m backstroke and 200m backstroke races at this inaugural event, which has been added to the British Swimming calendar in [...]