SKIPTON Swimming Club achieved glittering success in the Yorkshire Long Course Championships securing 14 medal

Their haul included seven golds, fours silvers and three bronze from the event which was staged over three weekends at the John Charles Centre in Leeds and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield.

The swimming squad also managed to break 29 club records during the Championships, which took place over three weekends in February.

Twenty-five youngsters from the club, aged between ten and 18, qualified for the event, although the unfortunate Bea Waller and Lauren Hanson missed out due to injury.

Jack Jenkinson broke ten club records, securing six gold medals in the process, while club captain Hannah Raistrick picked up the team's other gold medal, winning the 50m butterfly in a time of 29.91.

Raistrick achieved six club record times overall and particularly shone in the shorter events, qualifying for the finals of all four sprints, as well as the 100m freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly.

Ethan Camsey managed to break an impressive eight club records during the competition. He earned five top-ten positions, in 50m breaststroke, 50m and 200m backstroke and the 100m and 200m butterfly.

Luke Midgley qualified for several finals, but really stood out in the breaststroke events. He picked up a silver medal in the 100m with a personal best of 1.11.28, as well as a bronze and another personal best of 2.38.43 in the 200m.

Eleven-year old William Oliver qualified for 15 events and earned four top ten finishes at the Championships.

His personal highlight was a fine swim in the 100m breaststroke, a time of 1.25.01 securing him a personal best and a bronze medal.

Paige Fenton was placed in the top ten on seven occasions and she picked up another bronze medal for the club in the 200m breaststroke. Her time of 2.42.37 knocked ten seconds off her previous personal best.

Thirteen-year old Madison Turner excelled in all three backstroke events, gaining new personal bests in the 100m and 200m, with times of 1.09.86 and 2.27.31 respectively.

Lily Mae Pratt was a finalist in the 50m freestyle and she achieved a personal best time of 30.69 seconds, setting a new club record in the process.

Illness threatened to derail poor Kaye Fenton's chances but she recovered well and reached the final of the 50m freestyle, achieving a personal best time of 30.74 seconds.

Twelve-year-old Harvey Pennington had his most successful Yorkshire competition to date. He achieved personal bests in all nine of his events and was a finalist in the 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle events and the 200m backstroke.

Club captain Matthew Kenneth reached the finals of the 200m breaststroke and 400m individual medley while Sam King qualified for the finals of the 400m freestyle, as well as the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke.

Finally, Joel Phillip qualified for all four sprint races and made the final of the 50m breaststroke event.

The club continues to shine on the big stage and they will hope that this event has been a valuable experience for the young swimmers.