KEIGHLEY'S Sam Akers earned two gold medals as City of Bradford Swimming Club got the year off to a fine start at the Harrogate Janus Graded Meet.

He came top of the rostrum twice in B grade as City clocked up 22 golds at that level in the event at Harrogate Hydro.

There were even more top spots in A grade where Harris Khaliq (6) and Maya Griffiths (5) took star billing as 29 golds were won by the club.

The meet was a good introduction to competitive swimming for some of City’s emerging swimmers and produced a host of personal best times and Yorkshire qualifying times.

Grade A golds: Harris Khaliq (6), Maya Griffiths (5), Ellen Winters (4), George Smith (2), Joshua Jones (2), John-Luke Hutchinson (2), Naomi Calvert (1), Poppy Anderson (1), Lily Broxup (1), Fraser Buxton (1), Tom Stenhouse (1), Archie Dunne (1), Sam Wardle (1), Nathan Strauss (1).

Grade B golds:

Megan Richmond (2), Sam Akers (2), Luca Curini ( 2), Poppy Anderson (1), Abigail Naylor (1), Fraser Buxton (1), Harris Khaliq (1), Bailey Lonsdale (1), Aidan Joyce (1), George Varley (1), Lily Broxup (1), Maisie Dunne (1), Ellie Horrocks (1), Joshua Hall (1), Louie Dove (1), Tom Stenhouse (1), Matty-Joe Wilson (1), Isaac Naylor(1), Josh Taylor (1).