SWIMMERS from York City Baths Club (YCBC) continued their excellent season’s form at the recent Swim England North East Region Championships, coming away with a host of medals and personal bests.

Competing in what is regarded as one of the most competitive regions in the country, the squad put in a series of outstanding performances, making 40 finals and winning 15 medals, nine of them gold.

Jessica Heaton led the way by picking up a total of seven medals, including six golds, with Annabel Edwards claiming two golds.

The club’s 11-14-year-olds swam in Leeds over two weekends, with the youth swimmers aged 15 and over, lining up in Sunderland.

The competition also represented the last opportunity to qualify for this summer’s British and English National Championships, and 15 individual swimmers and one relay team securing their place on the starting blocks.

It continues great form for YCBC, who have previously produced five Olympians and more than 20 international representatives.

Josh Spencer, YCBC Head Coach, said of the Championships: “I’m very proud of the squad’s achievements, which represent a significant increase in the number of qualifiers, finalists and medallists compared to last year.

“The continued progress that the swimmers have made this season bodes well for the competitions ahead.”

For any further information on the York City Baths Clubs, contact Ste Sawyer at 07977 426949 or at stesawyer@hotmail.co.uk