Super summer for Barracudas

Youngsters from Leyland Barracudas
Youngsters from Leyland Barracudas
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Leyland Barracudas’ best young swimmers have enjoyed a summer of successes, reeling in a huge medal haul.

Kyle McKenna kicked off the super start to the summer at Rotherham Metro Short Course meet.

He swam in 11 events and gained 10 personal best times as well as one gold medal, four silvers and three bronzes.

Next up was the Welsh Summer Nationals in Swansea.

Fourteen swimmers represented the club in a prestigious competition, and they performed brilliantly.

Between them, they competed in 132 races, and gained 96 personal best times, a sterling performance.

Eleven of the swimmers managed to get through the heats and make it to finals, and then the medals started to flow.

Pia Murray was the club’s top performer winning two gold medals, two silver medals and two bronzes.

Morgan Gaskell-French also won gold in the 100m freestyle.

Lucy Handford and Aiden Moore each won a silver medal and two bronzes, and Isabel Cockerham won a bronze.

The rest of the swimmers competed well, gaining personal best times and making it through to finals, including Sam Coulthard, Brandon Davies, Ben Porter, Anna Dutton, Abigail Rylance, Holly Rylance, Ella Snaylam, Ella Williams and Leah Williams. Last but not least was Kyo Tanner, who competed in three events at the British Gas National Age Group Championships in Sheffield.

Taner swam in 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, and gained his best result in the 100m. He proved his ability as a sprinter and finished sixth in the 100m freestyle final.