Britain's junior open water swimmers were in action this weekend competing at the European Junior Open Water Swimming Championships in Tereno, Switzerland.
In her last swim as a junior and improving massively on last year's eighth place, Alice Dearing finished the 7.5km race in 1:36:07.16 to claim bronze, giving her confidence as she now travels to Kazan for the World Swimming Championships.
Swansea's Sophie Evans couldn't match her silver performance last year, but only just missed out on a medal in the 5km race (1:02:58.84), while 15-year-old Holly Hibbott finished in 1:03:34.98 for ninth place.
In the boys' races ASA National Open Water champion Nathan Hughes finished ninth in the 5km (0:59:30.79), with Hatfield's Timothy Shuttleworth also finishing in ninth in his 7.5km race (1:30:22.47).
The final race of the event saw Dearing and Shuttleworth team up with Thomas Millburn for the team 3km time trial, and become the fourth best junior team in Europe, finishing just eleven seconds off a medal.
5 km (5–16 yrs)
4th Sophie Evans 1:02:58.84
9th Holly Hibbott 1:03:34.98
19th Rose Foden 1:04:44.98
9th Nathan Hughes 0:59:30.79
23rd Cameron Croot 1:01:08.05
7.5 km (17–18 yrs)
3rd Alice Dearing 1:36:07.16 - BRONZE
9th Timothy Shuttleworth 1:30:22.47
28th Thomas Millburn 1:32:24.71
Team Event: 3 km Time Trial
Timothy Shuttleworth 34:09.74
Alice Dearing 34:11.03
Thomas Millburn 34:11.09