WYRE Forest fought off stiff competition from local rivals Worcester and Oldbury to bag second place at the Boldmere Water Carnival.

Members of the club excelled throughout, with a total of 46 swimmers from the club took part and achieved 20 gold medals, 31 silver and 26 bronze medals.

The top male performance for came from Matt Newey, 14, who bagged four golds (200m individual medley, 100m and 50m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke), two silvers (100m and 200m backstroke) and one bronze (50m butterfly).

The top female performance for Wyre Forest was delivered by Olivia Jay, 11, with four golds from a clean sweep of the breaststroke events (50m, 100m and 200m) plus the 100m individual medley and two Silvers (200m IM, 50m freestyle).

Other outstanding performances came from Callum Tinsdale, 16, who managed a hugely impressive clean sweep of the backstroke gold medals in the open 50m, 100m and 200m.

Abbey Rowley, 13, who achieved a fantastic fifth position in the best overall girl competition as well as three golds in the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley, three silvers (50m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 50m breaststroke) and three bronzes (100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle).

Not to be outdone on the medals front were Helena Shackleton, 14, with two golds (200m and 50m freestyle), three silvers (50m and 100m backstroke, 50m freestyle) and one bronze (100m IM).

Also Adam Newey bagged two gold (100m backstroke, 200m butterfly), two silvers (50m backstroke, 400m freestyle) and two bronze (200m freestyle, 200m backstroke).

Megan Tinsdale, 17, emulated her younger brother’s achievements by winning the girls 100m open. Alfie Myers, 10, clocked up a gold medal in the 100m butterfly.

For more information, contact Carole Walters on 01299 825769 or email carole.walter s@wfsc.org.uk