CITY of Bradford Swimming Club opened their new season's account in the upper age group category at the Yorkshire Swimming Association’s Winter Competitions with a host of final placings.

Guiseley's Rebecca Dunn, 13, led the charge with an impressive swim in the 100-metre breaststroke to take gold in a time of 1.15.33.

She narrowly missed out on the medals in the 50m breaststroke finishing in fourth place and also in the 200m individual medley where she placed fifth. She also had final placings in the 50m and 100m butterfly.

City’s only other medal came in the 14 years age group 50m freestyle when Abigail Naylor touched in bronze medal position in a time of 27.89.

She also swam well paced races to claim final placings in the 50m and 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Other finalists were Fraser Buxton (4), Cameron Mander (2), and Katie Wiles, Josh Jones, Keighley's Sam Akers and Yeadon's Callum Mawson with one final placing.

All of the swimmers train with Leisure Services Aquatic Development Programme under the guidance of head coach Andy Pearce and development coach Sarah Fisher.

Meanwhile, City opened their season at the Yorkshire Swimming Association’s Winter Competition with emerging talent, Freddy Dean, 10, once again in sizzling form.

He produced some outstanding performances to claim gold and county titles in the 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 50m and 100m butterfly events. His times were 31.11, 36.59, 35.15 and 1.21.00 respectively.

He then went on to take silver in the 100m individual medley and 100m backstroke and bronze in the 50m breaststroke and 100m freestyle.

Rounding off an excellent weekends swimming he finished in a creditable fifth place in the 100m breaststroke.

Also swimming as a 10-year-old Jasmine Shay narrowly missed out on the medals when placing fourth in the 50m butterfly in a time of 34.40 and in the 50m freestyle in a time of 32.23.

City also claimed eight other top 10 finishes.