20th Jan, 2018

Medal haul for Coventry swimmers at Graham Skykes open meet

Steve Carpenter 27th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SEVEN Coventry swimmers dominated their age group as the club host the Graham Sykes Level 3 open meet which attracted plenty of talent from across the region.

Held across the weekend of July 9-10 in the city’s Olympic 50-metre pool, the event saw the home side produce several outstanding swims and medals were won in almost every events.

Alfie Jackson won in the 9-year-old boys age group after winning gold in 50m butterfly, 50m and 200m freestyle and he also win the 200 individual medley.

Beth Turrall (10-year age group) placed in all seven of her the events and took home gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle events, while also winning the 200m backstroke race. Beth also finished runner-up in both the 50m freestyle and 200 individual medley, while finishing third in the 100m backstroke.

In the 11-year age group, Jamie Mitchell finished as the top boy in a very competitive category after coming second in the 400m freestyle and he also claimed three fourth-place finishes as well as finishing fifth in the 100m freestyle.

It proved to be the perfect send off for Abigail Charlsworth who is relocating this summer after she won amazing nine medals in the 11-year age group.

Abigail won three gold (100m, 200m backstroke and 200m freestyle), four silver (50m, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m IM) and two bronze (50m breaststroke and fly) medals.

In a highly competitive 12-year age group, Alana Timms took the Top Girl award with gold medals in the 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly and silver in the 50m butterfly, 200m IM and 400m freestyle.

Lucy Grantham took the accolade of Top Girl in the 13-year age group with gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, silver in the 200m IM, and bronze in the 50m freestyle

In the 14-year girls category, Lily Graham came top by taking gold in the 400m freestyle, silver in the 100m backstroke and 200m IM, while also finishing third in the 50m, 200m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

Swimming for pleasure was coach Rikki Morris who took top spot for the 15-year and over age group with gold medals in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly. He was also first in the 100m backstroke and finished runner-up in the 200m freestyle and IM.

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