Piranhas take home the medals at the Flitwick Open

Piranhas made the club very proud by bringing home a haul of medals on Sunday at the Flitwick Open. Eight swimming clubs took part in this open meet. The Huntingdon Piranhas were joined by the Modernians, Nene Valley, Putteridge, Rushden, South Lincs, St Ives and St Neots Swans.

The strong team of 15 swimmers, aged between 9 to 17 years old, entered 60 events and came home with a top 3 medal in 25 races. They aced 20 PB’s, helping the team to qualify for even more county swimming events next year.

Toby Norman, age 11 came 1st in the 200m freestyle, the 100m individual medley and the 400m freestyle, getting a personal best in each event. Jessica Mansfield, age 15, came 1st in the 200m freestyle and the 50m fly. She also came 2nd in the 100m freestyle, the 100m individual medley and the 50m breaststroke. Daniel Riches, age 16, came 1st in the 100m breaststroke and 3rd in both the 200m individual medley and the 50m backstroke. Skie Wallace, age 15 years, came 2nd in the 50m backstroke, the 200m individual medley and the 50m freestyle. She also came 3rd in the 100m fly, the 50m fly and the 100m backstroke. Ciara Walshe, age 9, came 2nd in the 100m breaststroke. Connor Thacker, age 14, came 2nd in the 100m individual medley and racked up 4 personal bests. Amy Leslie, age17, came 3rd in the 200m breaststroke, the 50m backstroke and the 50m breaststroke. Tyler Thacker, age 12, came 3rd in the 100m individual medley. Millie Steel, age 13, came 3rd in the 200m backstroke and got 2 personal bests and Katie Ladds, age 14, came 3rd in the 100m backstroke

The other members of the Piranhas team that raced at Flitwick were, Oliver Rana-Beadle, age 11, who achieved 3 personal bests. Kaitlin Norman, age 15 and Phoenix Wallace, age 13 and Emily Aston, age 14, all got 2 personal bests and Henry Oddy, age 14, also had a great race on Sunday.

Head Coach, John Richards, said ‘this is a great set of results, I am confident we will get a record number of children qualifying for counties this year’.

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