PERSHORE sent a team of seven members to compete at the level two Nuneaton open meeting and came away with five medals against strong opposition which included Midland district and national swimmers.

Charlotte Downey (10) grabbed two bronze medals in the girls’ 9/10-year-old age group as well as producing six personal best (PB) times across the weekend.

She came third in the 400m freestyle in five minutes 58.67 seconds (county qualifying time) and produced a fantastic new personal best of 6.50.32 to also take third in the 400m individual medley and claim another county qualifying time.

Downey also produced PBs in the 200m breast (3.40.68), the 100m back (1.28.48), the 200m free (2.56.21) and the 200m back (3.05.97).

Simon Sweatman (11) won three bronze medals in the boys 11/12-year-old age group, again producing a string of personal bests. He fought hard to grab bronze in the 200m fly, producing a new PB of 2.56.77 — the first time he was under three minutes at this distance.

He then added two more bronze medals, producing pbs in the 100m freestyle in 1.04.88 and 5.03.34 in the 400m freestyle. Sweatman also swam well in the 200m IM, swimming to a new pb of 2.43.62.

Isobel Cumming (11) showed good form in the girls 11/12-year-old age group, with three new personal best times. Her best performance came in the 100m fly, when she produced a new pb of 1.30.41. She also produced PBs and county qualifying times in the 100m backstroke (1.26.86) and the 200m back (3.04.29).

Chris Vizard (11) was another Pershore swimmer in excellent form, producing three personal bests and three county times for 2014.

Vizard produced pbs and county qualifying times in the 100m free (1.10.72), the 200m IM (2.56.15) and the 400m free (5.29.53).

Nine-year-old Cameron Leach continued to show improvement beating his previous best times in the 200m IM and 400m free.

Leach produced 3.38.30 in the 200IM and 6.35.27 in the 400m free.

Harry Sykes (15) grabbed another county time for 2014 in the 200m breaststroke, producing a superb 2.44.49 seconds and Naomi Marsden (11) clocked another PB in the 200m backstroke in 2.47.13.