A SQUAD of City of Bradford’s open age and youth swimmers who all train with Bradford Aquatics Competition Programme travelled to Ponds Forge Sheffield over two weekends to compete in the North East Region Open and Youth Championships.

There were no medals for City’s swimmers in the youth events, but Keighley’s Quinn Austin-Kelly at least enjoyed two top-10 finishes, coming sixth in the 200m breaststroke and 10th in the shorter 100m event.

Austin-Kelly’s fellow Keighley native Robbie Ambler had a fifth place finish in the 50m breaststroke, while a third youngster from the town, Imogen Tiffany, enjoyed an eighth-place finish, while also finishing ninth in the tough 200m breaststroke.

It was Samantha Knowles who did best for City of Bradford, claiming a fourth place finish in the 50m backstroke and sixth in the longer 100m event.

Jasmine Shay secured a fifth place finish in the 50m breaststroke and a top-10 finish in the 100m butterfly.

Seasoned finalist Alex Dunn claimed fifth in the 50m freestyle and eighth in the 100m freestyle

Also a regular finalist, Sophia Gledhill finished in sixth place in the 200m butterfly and eighth in the 200m backstroke.

Will Skiggs secured eighth place in the 50m backstroke, with his time of 29.38 a new club record.

Although outside the top 10, Freddy Dean’s time of 1.03.43 in the 100m backstroke was a new club record.

In the open backstroke events, Gina Warrior finished in seventh place in both the 50m and 100m backstroke.

With two club records, numerous personal best times and improved national qualifying consideration times, the remainder of the season looks bright for City’s swimmers.