SKIPTON Swimming Club held its annual presentation evening last Saturday at the Rendezvous in Skipton.

Over 170 tickets were sold for the evening, where swimmers and parents had the chance to step away from the pool and enjoy an evening of awards and entertainment.

The club celebrates its achievements and presents the trophies and awards from the Annual Club Gala held in September 2018.

This inclusive club gala had entries from ages 8 to 18 years with swimmers just starting out to ones of national and British championship standard.

Also presented at the event were the results from the club's Stepping Stones Series, which are three time trials aimed at the younger swimmers.

The three swimmers in each age group who have made the biggest time improvement over the four strokes were awarded along with the overall biggest improvement.

Local club, Settle Stingrays, also entered the 2017/2018 series.

The Most Improved Boy was Skipton's Swimming Club's Spencer Cook, who clocked a time of 39.02.

The Most Improved Girl was Carys Bedford of Settle Stingrays, who clocked at time of 26.71.

The annual awards are also a time for the club to recognise its volunteers.

Ruth Jenkinson was Volunteer of the Year, Issy Macdougal and Paul Malin shared the Volunteer Coach award and Megan Baines and Bea Waller shared the Young Volunteer award.

The head coach also announced his new club captains for the year - Ned Sharp of Settle College and Paige Fenton of South Craven School.