Blythe Barracudas swimmers were on excellent form again this weekend, competing at the John Vaughan Trophy Gala held at Wolverhampton Central Baths. The team put in some outstanding swims against tough opposition to finish in second place overall. The boy’s team clocked up 9 first places with wins for Fraser Blackhurst in the 11years 50m freestyle, Tom O’Hanlon in the 13years 50m butterfly and Jacob Redden in the 11 years 50m breaststroke. The boys relay teams also excelled with success for the 9 year olds in their medley and freestyle races, the 11 year olds in their medley and freestyle [...]
A superb day of swimming led to Blythe Barracudas earning the title of Top Visiting Club at the City of Coventry Swimming Club Open Meet, earning a cheque for £100. Forty six swimmers from the club took part in this highly competitive meet held this weekend at Coventry Leisure Centre 50m pool and many exceptional swims made it an excellent meet for Blythe. For the girls it was 12 year old Scarlett Flynn who excelled winning 4 gold medals and a silver in the 50m butterfly, 200m breaststroke, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle. Scarlett’s time of 1.25.97 also [...]
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.