SWIMMING: Barracudas impress in Jurassic League

BIG EFFORT: The Barracudas who competed in Yeovilton

BIG EFFORT: The Barracudas who competed in Yeovilton

First published in Sport

STRONG swims from Bridport Barracudas members caught the eye in round two of the Jurassic League, hosted by Heron SC in Yeovilton.

A depleted Barracudas team arrived at the meeting knowing many of them had to swim more races than normal due to unavailability in the ranks.

There were some fine performances on the day, in particular from Mila King, who gained a fantastic first place in his age group for the 50m butterfly and second in the 50m backstroke.

Tom Cooper was first in the open age group 50m backstroke, Isabel Watkins was runner-up in the girls’ 12-and-under 50m backstroke, while Zoe Robertson was second in the girls’ 16-and-under 50m butterfly.

Georgina Mackey swam a number of races in older age groups, as well as the 50m breaststroke for girls 12 and under.

Despite the extra swims, she made a fantastic entry from her streamlined dive and swam hard to finish second in the breaststroke.

The relay teams all performed well and the girls’ 12-and-unders clinched a superb second place in the freestyle race.

Those that worked tirelessly for the cause with extra swims were Mackey, Henry Wyrill and Mannie Wellman.

The Barracudas were placed fifth throughout the gala as Tornadoes of South Dorset claimed overall victory.

Despite the result, all of the children showed total dedication with fantastic stamina and spirit, and the coaches and parent helpers would like to thank them for their efforts.

The next round is hosted by Ilminster SC at Bridport Leisure Centre on June 21.

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