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Massive medal haul for Solihull's Blythe Barracudas

BLYTHE Barracudas swam their way to success at the City of Birmingham Open Meet held over Easter at Stechford Cascades.

BLYTHE Barracudas swam their way to success at the City of Birmingham Open Meet held over Easter at Stechford Cascades.

The highlight for Blythe was 18-year-old Nicola Smith winning Top Girl in her age group and she was rewarded with a cash prize for the largest medal haul.

Nicola won gold in the 50m and 100m breaststroke, 100m and 200m individual medley and 400m freestyle adding a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke.

Meanwhile nine-year-old Charlotte Rigg and 10-year-old Scarlett Flynn both achieved Midland Times in their 200m breaststroke event.

Elsewhere David Fellows aged 19 won bronze in the 100m individual medley, 50m fly and 100m freestyle while Laurie Bennett won bronze in the 100m freestyle.

Matthew Austin won silver in the 100m and 200m freestyle and bronze in the 50m freestyle. Other notable swims were achieved by Sasha Lindsay, Karol Bukowski, Amile Zormati and Ben Hurdman.

Age group medal winners included Frances Austin, Charlotte Rigg, her brother William Rigg, Matthew Pagan, and Helena Paris.

There were also fine performances for five City of Birmingham swimmers Grace Dowse, Victoria Long, Abbie Cooke, Maddie O’Donnell and Maria Lyri who all represent Blythe. For more information on the Barracudas, visit www.blythebarracudas.com.

 

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