Grantham Swimming Club members stormed the ASA English National Championships in Sheffield last week, with all six qualifiers making finals in the prestigious event.
Fresh from his medal-winning success at the British Championships the previous week, 14-year-old William Hawkes was on top form again, winning gold in the 400m individual medley with a nine- second personal – and 13 seconds faster than any swimmer in Grantham club history.
Will rounded off his dream fortnight by scooping a silver medal in the 400m freestyle .
Eighteen-year-old Sophie Culpin made her national debut by making the final in the 200m butterfly. She swam even better in the actual final – winning a silver medal with a PB, and setting a club and county record.
Thomas Lewis and Eleanor Lythgoe both swam strongly and made finals in the 200m backstroke and 100m butterfly respectively.
Molly Colbert smashed a club record with her 100m freestyle heat swim, and finished a very respectable sixth in the final.
Hayley Milne competed in five different events and reached the finals in two, 100m breaststroke and 100m butterfly – in which she finished sixth.