5th Dec, 2016

Five medals for in-form Josh Fairchild as Coventry complete huge medal haul at Midlands Youth Championships

Steve Carpenter 18th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

JOSH Fairchild led the way for the City of Coventry Swimming Club as they completed a huge medal haul on home soil at the Midlands Youth Championships.

Coventry’s 50-metre pool hosted the event at the end of April which brought together the best young swimmers in the region to compete against each other for the coveted title of West Midlands Champions.

Fairchild was the club’s top swimmer in the multi-classification events by winning two gold medals (100m and 200m breaststroke) and he also finished second in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle races.

Eva Vicary came away with no fewer than four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 400m freestyle events and the 50m breaststroke. Lauren Cox was also in good form by winning the 50m and 100m backstroke event, while also taking gold in the 50m freestyle.

Charlie Waddingham performed admirably in the breaststroke events after winning the 100m event and finishing runner-up in the 200m category, while also taking bronze in the 50m race.

It was a double celebration of gold medals for Abigail Humphries after she was victorious in the 200m butterfly and 400m individual medlay, and Rebecca Winn also tasted success in the 400m individual medlay. Rebecca also finished runner-up in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Brad Mcleavy did not collect any winners medals, but he won solver in the 200m backstroke and also finished third in the 200m inividual medlay as well as the 50m and 100m backstroke.

Joe Evans took silver both the 200m and 400m freestyle events, while Joe Lacovides was runner-up in the 400 individual medlay and came third in the 400m freestyle.

Anna Viacry claimed three medals after finishing second in the 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medlay and she also came third in the 100m breaststroke.

Coventry also performed well in the team events by winning two gold and four silver medals as the home club won 44 medals in total (16 gold, 18 silver and 10 bronze).

Head coach Adam Ruckwood said: “They can all be proud of their achievements after all of their hard work and commitment. I have high hopes for them all for the rest of this year’s swimming calendar and onto the next.”