8th Dec, 2016

Top three finish as Sharks win six gold medals

Liam Moakes 25th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STRATFORD Sharks Swimming Club claimed third place in the first round of the National Junior League at Nuneaton.

The competition is targeted at the younger age groups and always attracts a huge number of noisy parents and grandparents to shout and scream from the stands.

Sharks impressed as they finished behind powerhouse clubs Boldmere and City of Coventry.

There were six gold medals for the Sharks as Leah Bowen won in both the backstroke and freestyle, Isla Hirst and Elizabeth Hunt took top spot in the butterfly and Cassie Lea was victorious in the backstroke, whilst the ten years girls’ 4x100m freestyle relay claimed the sixth and final gold.

There was a fantastic team spirit and commitment among the Sharks and Junior Performance Coach Yvonne Caswell was bowled over by the superb atmosphere.

“I’m not sure that we have ever had such a bunch of passionate swimmers,” she said.