24th Oct, 2017

Coventry swimmers make a splash after winning the Grand Final of the 2016 Mercian League

Steve Carpenter 19th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HARD work and an exception team spirit were the key ingredients behind Coventry’s success in the final of the 2016 Mercian League.

A team of Coventry swimmers made the short distance to Leamington’s Newbold Comyn on July 9 where they put in an impressive performance throughout the competition to come away as winners on 221 points, with hosts Leamington Spa finishing runner-up on 194 points.

Coventry out-swam their rivals throughout the entire gala and placed in the top three of 38 out of 50 events, taking 16 wins, 14 second places and they also finished third eight times.

First place honors went to Lucy Cowen, Lucy Grantham, Mel McWhirter, Luke Timbrell, Georgia Ementon, Aidan Tan, Sam Astill and Danielle Armstrong.

The Coventry swimmers were also successful in the team events too, with the under-12 boys winning the medley relay and the boy also won the open medley relay team race.

The girls also won three team races in the shape of the under-14 freestyle and medley, and they also came first in the open freestle relay event.

Coaches Sam Fairchild and Paul Wilson, who was also part of the boys open relay team, were hugely proud of all the swimmers, their commitment and hard work.

The team now look forward to defending their title in 2017.

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