SWIMMING: IT WAS a successful start to the 2017 swimming season for the City of Coventry Swimming Club after two impressive performances at their home 50-metre pool in the city centre.
Coventry first hosted the Coventry & District Relay competition, which always proves to be an entertaining event and the home team won a total of 27 models from 32 events.
In what was Coventry’s most successful relay event in recent years, Coventry topped the medals table ahead of Leamington and Stratford by winning 18 gold, eight silver and one bronze medal.
The Coventry team were also in action at the Warwickshire Championships which were held over two weekends and attracted a huge number of swimmers from across the region.
Once again Coventry put on an impressive display and topped the medal table with 34 gold, 44 silver and 23 bronze accolades, totalling 101 medals overall.
Boldmore finished as runners-up with 77 medals and Leamington came third with 67.
Eva Vicary was one of Coventry’s star performers after winning five individual gold medals and she also came first in both of her relay races.
Niall Connell put in an equally impressive performance after coming away with seven individual medals (three gold, one silver and one bronze).
Tommy Smith won three gold medals, two silver and one bronze, while also winning two more gold medals with his relay teams. Smith was also named Junior Champion for the 100m freestyle despite being a year below his age group.
Elsewhere, Evan McWhirter picked up five individual medals (three golds and two silver) and Tom Mitchell collected four individual medals – two golds in his own age group and two bronze in the open age group, plus Junior Champion for the 100m backstroke.