A SWIMMING club's members are eyeing National Championship success this summer after collecting a mountain of medals at a regional meet in Sunderland.

City of Bradford Swimming Club competed in the North East Region Age Groups Championships and earned a medal haul including 12 golds and five silvers.

Hermione Roe, competing in the girls' 11-12 years event, secured a superb nine gold medals as she powered to victory in three breaststroke events, two butterfly contests and three freestyle races.

Her 50 metres medal in the freestyle race earned her a club record, while victories in the 50m and 100m breaststroke were also club bests.

Sophie Basaraba, another 11-12 age group competitor, achieved first place in the 50m and 200m backstroke events, both of which were new records.

The boys' 11-12 years competitors also impressed as Cameron Green took home seven medals.

The 12-year-old secured silver medals in the 50m breaststroke and butterfly events, while clinching bronze in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events as well as the 100m and 200m breaststroke races.

There were also bronze medals for 14-year-old Archie Minto, who finished third in the 100m butterfly while taking silver in a club record in the 200m event.

In the same age bracket, Cameron Mander recorded a time of 33.59sec to win gold in a club record in the 50m breaststroke race.

The 14 years division saw more City of Bradford medals thanks to Archie Dunne, who took silver in the 50m butterfly event with a lifetime best of 27.83 as well as finishing second in the 50m breaststroke.

Dunne then set a club best of 30.89 in the 50m backstroke, which placed him sixth.

Green, Dunne, Minto and Mander all finished further events in the top ten and were joined by Ella Stabler, Maisie Dunne, Poppy Anderson, Isabel Beaty, Fraser Buxton and Harris Khalif, who all completed events in Sunderland.

The young swimmers, trained by coaches Andy Pearce and Sarah Fisher, compete on the Bradford Aquatics Competition programme.

The English and British National Championships take place later this summer and the club hope their recent success will act as a springboard for more glory.