ONE boy won two gold medals as he and his team members at Skipton Swimming Club shined in the North East Region Age Group Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Jack Jenkinson, 12, of Ermysteds Grammar School, had an amazing championships, qualifying in 15 events across all four strokes and distances.

Choosing to compete in 13, he made the final in eight events (50m, 100m, 200m, 400m free, 50m, 100m, 200m butterfly and the 200m individual medley), an astounding achievement.

After two focussed swims, Jenkinson was crowned North Eastern Champion by taking gold in the 200m and 400m freestyle, both of which gave him two new club records.

Sophia Basaraba, 14, of South Craven School, competed in five events of the 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke and the 100m and 400m freestyle and made the final in all of them.

Her best placing was achieving silver medal in the 100m backstroke and a bronze in the 200m backstroke.

Basaraba’s performances gained her English National Championship qualification this summer in all backstroke disciplines.

Harvey Pennington, 14, of Park High School, Colne, successfully qualified for seven events in the Age Group Championships for 11-14years at Leeds.

Pennington’s performance in the 100m freestyle, coming fourth place in 57.94, earned him a place in the 2019 English National Championships this summer.

He also made the final in the 50m, 200m, 400m freestyle, and 50m and 100m backstroke.

Rowan Box, 11, of Embsay, swam the 50m breaststroke and Joe Burgess, 12, of Ermysteds Grammar School competed in three events in their first long course regional meet.

Keelhan Behan, 12, of Settle College competed in five events in his first long course championships, and made the final in the 50m freestyle and 200m breaststroke, and achieving fourth place in the 50m breaststroke final in a time of 36.16 and first reserve finalist in the 50m butterfly.

Will Oliver, 13, of Ermysteds Grammar School raced the 50m, 100m, 200m breaststroke, 50m, 100m and 200m backstrokes and the 400m individual medley, gaining a number of personal best times.

Sam Smith, 11, of Ermysteds Grammar School had a good meet, qualifying for eight events and made the final in four, and made personal bests in all but two events.

He broke three club records for an 11-year-old boy in the 50m freestyle in 29.30, 100m freestyle in 1.05.54 and 100m butterfly in 1.11.13.

Lily Pratt, 12, of Skipton Girls High School, qualified for five events at the age group championships, swimming the 50m and 100m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, achieving personal bests and narrowly missing out in the 50m freestyle final.

Kaye Fenton, 13, of South Craven School, qualified for six events, coming sixth in the 50m backstroke final, making personal bests in majority of the others, including the 200m individual medley, 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke. She was also reserve finalist for the 50m and 100m freestyle.

Charlotte Kenneth, 14, of St Mary’s Academy, Menston swam the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststrokes.

Katie Simpson, 12, of Giggleswick School, competed in the 50m breaststroke, achieving a personal best.

Poppy Dunne, 10, of Crossflatts Primary School, competed in two events at her first North Eastern championships and her gutsy performance of 30.54 seconds led to a place in the 50m freestyle 11-12 year girls final, coming eighth.