FOUR talented Skipton swimmers qualified to compete in the English Nationals held at Ponds Forge last week.

Luke Midgley (15), Ethan Camsey (16), Ned Sharp (13) and Beatrice Waller (16) were all keen to impress in the end-of-season event.

Midgley kick-started the Skipton challenge in the 100m breaststroke. He had a strong swim and came fourth in the heats with a great personal best of 1.12.03.

In the finals he came sixth overall with an even better time of 1:11.84.

The following day he raced 200m breaststroke in a time of 2:43.69.

Camsey's first event was the 50m backstroke where he had a solid swim and qualified for the finals with a personal best of 28.63. In the finals he came eighth overall in a time of 28.73.

He also qualified to swim in the 200m butterfly event. In the heats he was seventh with a time of 2:18.05, however, in the finals he further improved by coming fifth in a time of 2:16.49.

Sharp achieved a personal best time of 33.59 in the heats of the 50m breaststroke but he was disqualified in the final for a technical infringement.

Waller had to wait until the final day for her 200m backstroke event.

She came eighth in a time of 2:27.68. In the finals she had a confident swim and came sixth in 2:25.23.

The British and National Summer Championships over last two weeks have been a successful end of season for Skipton Swimming Club.

The performances of the swimmers have rewarded the hard work of the club's coaches Ian Scrivin and Becky Lund.