Well done to the swimmers representing Blythe Barracudas at the 2013 Boldmere open, held on 16th & 17th November. We took 3rd place in the overall Club competition, finishing above some major competition! 35 swimmers represented Blythe at the meet and achieved a total of 39 medals between them. In the junior Level 3 section it was gold for 10 year old Poppy Jones and silver for Jennifer Paris in the 100m breaststroke. 9 year old Alice Monksfield achieved bronze in the 400m freestyle. In the intermediate 11 – 13 year olds Level 3, Matthew Wilkinson excelled winning gold in [...]
In a first for Blythe Barracudas, four of the club’s fastest swimmers took on the elite clubs of the Midlands in the Midlands Championships Club relay event last Sunday at the end of a busy weekend at Stafford Leisure Centre. Finishing in a 4x100m freestyle time of 3:48.55; Dave Fellows, Matt Austin, Valentins Sarigins & Amile Zormati all swam exceptional legs to finish 10th club in the race, and take a couple of scalps of rival clubs.
Five of Blythe Barracudas swimmers made the short trip up to Ponds Forge Swimming Centre in Sheffield for the Snow Frills Open Gala. A great weekend was had by all, with plenty of Long Course PBs being set by the team, as well as the experience of swimming in one of the best Fifty-metre pools in the country. Congratulations to Medal winners Dave Fellows ( Two Silvers) and Matt Austin (Two Bronze). Many thanks to Dave for being both swimmer and coach to the others over the whole weekend.
have been added to the results page . The file is here.
Blythe Barracudas were well represented at the Coventry and District Swimming Association Championships held recently at Nuneaton Pingles Pool over 2 weekends. For the boys it was 12 year old Tom O’Hanlon that shone with exceptional swims that earned him gold medals in all of his 5 races. Tom then went on to produce more outstanding swims to finish first in the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke finals. David Fellows also excelled and celebrated his 21st birthday by winning the coveted Tomson Trust Trophy in the 200m freestyle for the second year running. Notable [...]
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