SWIMMING: NORTHWICH ASC swimmers shared in a massive 285 personal best times at the club championships on Sunday.
The figures made sure the success was distributed throughout the contestants, but happiest were girls' captain Hannah Evans and 12-year-old Matthew Tasker, who both set five new championship times.
Hannah, 14, of Comberbach, showed her versatility by winning the 100m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and medley.
Matthew collected the same honours, but over 50m.
Secretary Jack Denton said: 'They are both excellent swimmers and good club members. Hannah is one of the best swim-mers Northwich has ever had. She is in the Vale Royal performance group and has the ability to go on a lot further in the sport.
'She always attends and never shirks training. But she is approaching the crucial age when many swimmers are lost to the sport. Hopefully we can keep her.'
Two winner's medals were claimed by Edward Ford, showing he is as promising in the water and he is on it. Edward is one of the talented rowers emerging from the Grange School Club and is a National Schools champion.
But the competitions for 14-year-olds were all cancelled. There is a dearth of swimmers in that age group and Mr Denton added: 'We plan a few changes to give this age group more time, but our biggest problem is football. That is often the priority for lads.'
New Championship best times were set by: Evans 5, Lydia Woodward 4, Sophia Smith 2, Elizabeth Hodges; Tasker 5, Rupert Wiltshire 2, Shaun McGough, Ford.
Event winners: 8yrs - 25m free Lewis Clegg, Bethany Cerrohughes; 9yrs - 25m free Michael tasker, Sophia Smith; back Tasker, Smith; breaststroke James Crosby, Smith; fly Crosby, Smith. 10yrs - 25m free Michael Backhouse, Chloe Evans; back Backhouse, Evans; breast Back-house, Lucy Barker; fly Backhouse, Barker; 11yrs - 50m free Rupert Wiltshire, Lydia Woodward; back Tom Jervis, Woodward; breast Wilt-shire, Woodward; medley Wiltshire, Woodward; 12yrs - 50m free Matthew Tasker, Sophie Ax-ford; back Tasker Kathryne Heine; breast Tasker, Axford; fly Tasker Axford; medley Tasker, Axford.
13yrs - 100m free Shaun McGough, Elizabeth Hodges; back Daniel Gardner, Hodges; breast Gardner, Hodges; medley Gardner, Hodges; 14yrs - 100m free, back, breast, fly and medley Katie Burrows. 15yrs - 100m free Edward Ford, Hannah Evans; back Paul Hamilton, Evans; breast James Sissons, Evans; fly Hamilton, Evans; medley Ford, Evans; 16yrs - 100m free John Etherington, Diane Clegg; back Etherington, Booth; breast Michael Hitchens, Clegg; fly James Smith, no girls' competition; medley Etherington, Clegg.