Piranhas swim in Sheffield

Seventeen swimmers from Huntingdon Piranhas made the trip to Sheffield for the Annual Teaspoon Gala on Sunday. It was the first time the club had competed at the event, which involves a series of 50-metre sprints at different age groups. Piranhas swimmers

Seventeen swimmers from Huntingdon Piranhas made the trip to Sheffield for the Annual Teaspoon Gala on Sunday.

It was the first time the club had competed at the event, which involves a series of 50-metre sprints at different age groups.

Piranhas swimmers reached 17 age-group finals, with top honours going to Tamara Richards, 14, who reached all four finals at her age group, winning the 50-metre butterfly event and claiming second in the 50-metre freestyle.

Other swimmers to reach finals were 14-year-olds Lianne Griffiths, Chelsea Prouten and Matthew Lardner and 13-year-olds Josh Read, Alex Murray and Kristen Chadband.


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Luara Vulysteke, 12, and 10-year-old Chloe Gibson also reached a final.

The 14-year-old-plus relay squad of Richards, Griffiths, Rebecca Young and Alex Youngs took second place in the freestyle and medley races.

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Many of the Piranhas' representatives in Sheffield had also turned out in the final of the Anglian League, in Boston on Saturday evening.

The Piranhas finished the league in fourth place of 12 teams from across the region, with siblings Ryan and Natasha Skeels claiming individual wins on the finals night.

Ryan, 13, won the 50-metre open butterfly while Natasha, 15, won the 50-metre open freestyle.

Griffiths also claimed the 15-and-under 100-metre butterfly title.

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