City of Bradford’s swimmers had a very successful Upper Age Group Yorkshire Winter Championships in Leeds, coming home with medals, seven new national qualification times, a club record and a plethora of final placings.

Swimming as a 14-year-old, it was Freddy Dean who was on top of the rostrum on no less than four occasions.

His wins came in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m and 100m backstroke. He also placed second in the 50m butterfly and gained new national qualifying times in all his first-placed events

Also swimming in the 14 years age group, Jasmine Shay claimed a gold medal, a club record and a new national qualifying time of 29.07 in the 50m butterfly.

Next in line was Quinn-Austin Kelly, also swimming as a 14-year-old.

He had a gold medal finish in the 100m breaststroke in a national qualifying time of 1.07.93.

He then went on to finish in silver medal place in the 50m breaststroke and in bronze medal place in the 200m individual medley.

In the 15 years age group, Will Skiggs placed third in the 50m backstroke in a national qualifying time of 27.93.

Amy Hagyard and Dawid Naglik claimed third place finishes in their respective age groups’ 100m breaststroke and 50m butterfly in times of 1.18.70 and 27.56 respectively.

Finally in the 16 years and over events, Gina Warrior placed third in both the 50m and 100m backstroke in times of 29.95 and 1.05.22.

Other top 10 finishers were Sophia Gledhill (4), Alex Dunn (3), Kai Mayers (2) and Ruby Byrne (1).

At the lower age group event in Sheffield, swimming as an 11-year-old, it was Isabelle Randhawa who stole the limelight.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Isabelle Randhawa achieved six top-10 finishes in Sheffield.Isabelle Randhawa achieved six top-10 finishes in Sheffield. (Image: UGC.)

She finished in equal second place in the 50m backstroke and fifth in the 100m event.

She then went on to claim sixth place in the 50m freestyle, seventh in the 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke and tenth in the 100m freestyle.

Twelve-year-old Ben Artis narrowly missed a medal in the 100m backstroke, claiming a fourth-place finish and then went on to record top-ten finishes in the 50m backstroke, 50m and 100m butterfly and 400m individual medley.  

All swimmers train on the Bradford Aquatics Competition programme under the guidance of coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher.