SWIMMING: CHESTER swimmers returned from the Liverpool Champion-ships with a haul of medals to earn selection for the district in the inter-association competition later this year.
More than 40 went to the Everton Park pool with Rebecca Eaglesham (nine) gaining three bronze medals with Lizzie Little (nine) collecting a bronze. George Watts (10) had bronze and silver medals with Ashley Allen, Lucy Stephenson, Emily Kelly, Reuben McCormack and Ben Jones performing well.
Alice Howarth (11) took gold and silver, Jon Armstrong had three golds, two silvers and a bronze medal.
Twelve-year-old Sarah Eagle-sham took gold and notched her fourth national qualifying time in the 200 metres individual medley, while Holly McCann took three golds, two silvers and two bronze medals.
Alice Little (12) took home two gold medals and a bronze, Emma Bruce took bronze and John Nock had two bronze medals. Emily Grader and Sam Richards also competed well in this group.
Amy Jones (13) took three silvers and a bronze and Gillian Bentley had a silver and two bronze medals in this age group. Despite an arm injury Nic Canfield took a silver and a bronze and Millie Durcan also took part in this group.
Mike Aplas took two gold medals and a silver and Jack Quinn had a silver and a bronze medal.
Michelle Roberts (14) collected seven medals including three golds as well as winning the open age title. She also took silver in three events and a bronze medal.
Juliet Stephenson took a bronze medal and Liam Allen collected a hat-trick of silvers. Adam Bubb took a bronze medal and the age group was backed up by James Welch and Aaron Lett. nFive Chester swimmers represented Cheshire at an inter-county competition at Wolverhampton - Lucy Worrall, Sarah Eaglesham, Hanna Old-field, Amy Haycocks and Jon Armstrong helped Cheshire win the event.
Gemma Clethro, Olivia Moxon, Amy and Emma Haycocks, Siân Roberts and Tom Allen had been selected for the Welsh national development squad and Lucy Worrall is part of the GB World Class Development programme. nBrenda Walker struck gold in the 65-69 group with four wins and husband Tom took bronze in the 70-74 group at the Aquabears Masters in Salford.
Greg Banham took silver in the 30-34 group and in the 40-44 group Clive Roberts had two seconds, a third and a fourth place. In the same group Helen Watterson had four thirds and a fourth.
Collette Hayes took the silver in the 50-54 group while in the 55-59 group Tony Fields had a second, three thirds and a fourth.