KEIGHLEY'S Sam Akers reached two finals at the Liverpool Spring Meet, as part of a City of Bradford team that earned a host of medals and personal best times at the Liverpool Aquatics Centre.

A small team of City’s swimmers made the journey over the Pennines for what was always likely to be their last swim meet for a long while, and they rose to the occasion in no uncertain terms.

Akers, in the 16 and over category, managed to finish fifth in the 800m freestyle and eighth in the 1500m freestyle.

But it was little Evie Hobson who stole the limelight. Swimming in the 10/11 age group, she came home from Liverpool with no less than three golds, two silvers and one final placing.

She struck gold in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke and silver in the 50m butterfly and 100m backstroke.

Her other final placing was in the 100m freestyle, where she finished in sixth place.

Next in line was 13-year-old Keira Hinchcliffe, with gold in the 1500m freestyle, silver in the 400m event and bronze medals in the 200m freestyle and100m backstroke.

She then went on to take a fourth place finish in the 100m freestyle.

Rebecca Dunn, 15, struck gold in the 200m breaststroke, silver in the 100m event, bronze in the 50m event and fifth in the 200m individual medley.

Sisters Sophia and Evelyn Gledhill both claimed silver, in the 100m butterfly and 50m backstroke respectively, and Sophia rounded off a fine weekend with final placings in the 50m butterfly and 200m individual medley.

Laura Temple, swimming in the 10/11 years age group, finished in third place in the 100m backstroke and also claimed three other final placings.

Finally, also in the 10/11 years age group, Ciara O’Carroll came fourth in the 100m breaststroke.

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