CITY of Chester Swimming Club made a real splash at the Cheshire Championships.
The thriving club outshone many of their rivals by powering to a host of medals and personal best times at the big county event held over two weekends in Stockport and Macclesfield.
Lucy Doherty had the most reason to cheer as she recorded national qualifying times on her way to winning three medals – two gold and one silver – in the backstroke. The 15-year-old’s 200m backstroke time was also a championship record.
Not to be outdone Nicola Ball also gained a national qualifying time for the 200m backstroke.
Isabel Thwaite, 12, won the top girl award after winning three gold, two silver and three bronze medals. Jessica Feeley followed up in third with two gold and one silver.
Caleb Hill won gold in the 50m and 200m breaststroke as Georgia Williams and Joe Salisbury, also competing in the 10 years category, set impressive PBs in 50m and 200m races.
In the 11 years category, Oliver Tobin claimed 50m and 200m freestyle bronze while Charlotte Hopwood achieved PBs in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.
Laura Fell, Hannah Roberts, Harry Fleetwood and William Brown celebrated PB times in the 12 years category as Simon Ellershaw finished top-four twice.
Lucy Davies, Lauren Goodfellow, Katy Morgan, Matthew Breen, Jack Edwards and John Crawford made regional qualifying and PB times in the 13 years category while Amy Fell, Laura Davies and Molly Fisher swam well in the 14 years category.
In the 15 years and over category, Georgia Roberts, Rachel Stevens, Alice and Lizzie Little, Ian Prossor, Dan Morgan, Jack Fleetwood, Alex Jenkins and Tom Frost combined to register a high percentage of regional qualifying and PB times between them.
Competing for the first time, Thomas Rowlands and Millie Riddick impressed in 50m events in the 9 years category.