Jack Burnell and Keri-anne Payne both reached the podium in the second FINA 10km Open Water World Cup of the season in Abu Dhabi.
Burnell's result was his first medal in a World Cup event and the 21-year old nearly bagged gold, finishing second in 1:57:53.6 after a sprint finish won by France's Axel Raymond in 1:57:52.1.
Burnell's Loughborough training partner Dan Fogg was also in the dash for the line but narrowly lost out, placing fourth in 1:57:54.5 with Germany's Christian Reichert splitting the two Brits.
Of the other two British men, Tom Allen was 14th in 1:58:20.2 while Caleb Hughes was 17th in 1:58:29.0.
Double world champion Payne is no stranger to international medals and made the podium in a high class 10km in Perth earlier this season.
And the 27-year old was in good form again in Abu Dhabi, finishing third overall as part of a breakaway group, eventually coming home in 2:07:37.4 behind Italy's European 5km champion Rachel Bruni (2:07:31.8) and China's Yan Siyu (2:07:34.5).
Danielle Huskisson was the only other British woman involved, finishing 14th in 2:08:19.3.