Piranhas snap up prizes

YOUNG swimmers from Huntingdon Piranhas won a hoard of medals from the inaugural Cambridgeshire County Novice Swimming Championships. A total of 91 medals – 34 gold, 36 silver and 21 bronze – were awarded to members of the swimming club. With nearly all t

YOUNG swimmers from Huntingdon Piranhas won a hoard of medals from the inaugural Cambridgeshire County Novice Swimming Championships.

A total of 91 medals - 34 gold, 36 silver and 21 bronze - were awarded to members of the swimming club.

With nearly all the club's participants finishing in the top six places, the swimmers also set 117 new personal bests.

Top performers at the event included Adrian Vuylsteke (two gold, four silver), Alex Youngs (three gold, one silver, one bronze), Daniel Coles (one gold, three silver, one bronze), Matthew Lardner (two gold and two silver), Michael Blundell (two gold, one silver and two bronze) and Taylor Goodby (three gold).


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Head coach, Ashley Morris, who said: "This was a great day for the club. We had a large number of swimmers taking part and their efforts were rewarded in an excellent medal haul."

* St Neots swimmer Christian Stokes will this weekend race against his home county in a gala featuring some of the brightest talent in East Anglia.

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Stokes, 14, will represent Bedfordshire in a six-counties meeting in Thurrock, Essex, on Saturday. He qualifies for Beds because he is a member of Biggleswade Swimming Club and the Biggleswade-based Mid Beds Swim Squad.

Teams from Essex, Hertfordshire, Beds, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire will all be taking part.

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