CITY of Bradford Swimming Club's Chris Brown proved that his skills have not diminished with age as he powered to a double win in Leeds to claim two County Championship titles.

The Sutton in Craven veteran competed in the 65/69 years age group and stormed to wins in his favoured backstroke events. In the 50m event his time was 33.30 seconds and in the 100m event he finished in 1 minute and 13.09 seconds.

Omar Hussain, Joanne Robinson, Elizabeth Ibbotson and Steven Eddison were the other competing masters swimmers for the club at the Yorkshire Swimming Association’s annual Masters Championships held at the John Charles Centre for Sport.

Hussain was on top of the rostrum in the 30/34 years 200m and 400m freestyle. He also claimed silver in the 100m butterfly event.

Eddison featured in three events, claiming gold and the County title in his age group for the 200m freestyle, silver in the 50m freestyle and bronze in the 50m breaststroke events.

Recently returned to competitive swimming, Robinson finished in second place in the 40/44 years 50m and 100m breaststroke and had a top ten finish in the 50m freestyle.

Ibbotson, also making a comeback, had top ten finishes in the 40/44 years 50m freestyle and butterfly.

The mixed 160 years + medley team of Robinson, Ibbotson, Hussain and Brown finished in a very creditable bronze medal position in a time of 2.24.92.

All of the swimmers train with Bradford Aquatics Development Programme.