A SMALL squad of City of Bradford’s more experienced swimmers, who train under the guidance of senior coach Andy Pearce and development coach Sarah Fisher, competed in the City of Sunderland New Year Meet.

The event gave them valuable experience in the transition between short and long course swimming.

Regional medallist Cameron Green, aged 14, took the plaudits, winning gold in the 100m, 200m and 800m freestyle, and 50m and 100m breaststroke. His time of 9min 27.67sec in the 800m was a new club record in the 13/14 years age group.

He also went on to clinch silver in the 50m and 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 50m freestyle.

Next on top of the rostrum, swimming in the 10/11 age group, was emerging talent Freddy Dean. His wins came in the 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke and he then placed third in the 100m breaststroke.

Fifteen-year-old Fraser Buxton looked confident in claiming the 50m breaststroke and he also bagged bronze in the 50m butterfly.

Kiera Hinchcliffe was the club's double medal winner when she finished first in the 12 years 200m backstroke and third in the shorter 100m event.

Gracie Beaumont swam a highly competitive 200m backstroke in the 13 years age group to claim silver and 15-year-old Sam Akers, of Keighley, went under the magic minute to finish third in the 100m freestyle in a time of 59.30secs.

With 47 top ten finishes, the club can look forward to the forthcoming long course season with optimism.