Strong performance from Piranhas

A strong performance from the Piranhas, pictured, saw them hold off the challenge of St Neots and Rushden at a recent gala. The B Grade meeting was held at the St Neots pool with swimmers from the age of 12 swimming 200-metre events. The Piranhas took an

A strong performance from the Piranhas, pictured, saw them hold off the challenge of St Neots and Rushden at a recent gala.

The B Grade meeting was held at the St Neots pool with swimmers from the age of 12 swimming 200-metre events.

The Piranhas took an early lead and maintained a high standard throughout the evening, winning 18 of the 36 events and finishing second in a further 10 races.

Fourteen-year-old Tamara Richards was one of the top performers on the night, winning all three of her races in the open category, including the 400-metre freestyle.


You may also want to watch:


Charlotte Harrison, 12, won the 200m freestyle and backstroke in her age group as well as clinching the 200m butterfly at 14-and-under.

Matthew Lardner, 14, Lianne Griffiths, 14, Chelsea Prouten, 14, and Laura Vuylsteke, 12, all won two races apiece while eight-year-old Zoe Griffiths, William Davies, 10, and Samantha Green, 13, completed the 17 individual wins.

Most Read

In addition, the eight-strong girls relay squad recorded a convincing win.

The boys' relay squad of Dan Courton, Kristen Chadband, Matthew Lardner, Ryan Skeels, Matthew Davitt, Remmick Sargianopolous, William Davies and Adrian Vuylsteke almost made it a double relay celebration, but were just pipped into second place.

Piranhas head coach John Richards said: "We had boys and girls from the age of 14 swimming 200m butterfly events - that is some achievement.

"Most of the races were 200 metres and all swimmers put in the maximum effort.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter