Barracudas secure a haul of medals

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BERKHAMSTED Barracudas picked up the most amount of medals in their history in a fantastic night for the club at the County Championships.

The Barracudas picked up 23 gold medals, 21 silvers, 15 bronzes and four top-eight BAGCAT finishes.

Top Berkhamsted swims came from Charlotte Shaw, Amy Pemberton, Grace Atkins, Greg Baxter, Alex Hatt, Hayley Digby, Anne-Marie Du Preez and Alice Hewson, with the latter finishing top in the 13-year-old category for the fourth consecutive year.

On top of this, the club has also gained promotion into Division One of the Hertfordshire Swimming League for next season.

Club coach Michelle Hewson was delighted with the effort of the squad, saying: “The club has had an incredible season so far.

“I am very much looking forward to the Junior element of the Peanuts league over the new few months, with the Regionals just around the corner, so who knows what’s going to happen.

“The swimmers continue to go above and beyond my expectations, and they are great ambassadors for the sport.”