SWIMMING: SANDBACH Sharks swimmer Samuel Davies starred at the Cheshire County Championships, winning eight golds.
Starlet Samuel set two county records, smashing both by more than six seconds.
He capped a superb performance by winning two silvers and two bronzes to take his personal tally to 12 medals from 13 events.
Team-mate Hannah Mullings was also among the medals.
After the great disappointment of being disqualified from the 100m breaststroke, having achieved a third place, Hannah bounced back to win a bronze in the 200m breaststroke. Her elder sister Sarah also sampled success in the 10 to 12-year girls' Stockport Metros relay team that won gold and silver in the medley and freestyle relays.
Sharks' Tom Bottomley made the final of the 50m backstroke, finishing a credible sixth in his first major event, while Alex Jones finished just outside the final placings in a number of events despite setting new personal bests.
Crewe Flyers were also in fine form at the final weekend of the championships.
Golden girl Abbie Henderson picked up three golds in the 11-years' 110m butterfly, 200m individual medley and the 400m freestyle in which she set a new event record. Team-mates Beth-any Mayer and Colette Foster also earned golds.
Silver medals were won by Michael Eastwood, Austin Barton, Bryony Carragher, Stephanie Parker and Henderson, while Christopher Alcock and Daniel Parry joined Barton, Eastwood, Mayer, Foster and Parker in adding bronzes to Flyers' medal haul.
A string of swimmers were placed fourth to eighth, including Joseph Wood, Elisabeth Kilcourse, Daniel Carragher, Christopher Palmer and Jason Owen.
In the Men's Open, Michael Sharkey won a silver in the 200m breaststroke and Lee Hillier was fourth in the 100m breaststroke.
Bagcat shields were presented to swimmers who finished in the top six of the overall championship in their respective age groups.
Abbie Henderson won the 11-years' category with Colette Foster second and Joseph Wood fourth. Bethany Mayer and Bryony Carragher were fourth and fifth respectively in the 10 years' group, Daniel Parry sixth in the 14 years' category and Stephanie Parker third in the 15 years' section.
Chief coach Steve Milhench said: 'All the swimmers have worked really hard for their achievements in the County Championships and deserve their success.
'We are now busy training ahead of the Northern Counties Championships in May and June.'