Pia Murray and Kyo Tanner won eight golds each as some of Lancashire’s top junior swimmers warmed up for next month’s ASA National County Team Championships.
Competing at the North Lancashire Level 2 Meet in Blackpool, Murray started her campaign with the fastest ever short course 50m Butterfly swim by a British 13-year old as she won her age group gold in a PB 28.21.
So fast was Murray’s time that the Leyland Barracudas swimmer won her final by more than three seconds – an impressive feat for a two-length race – and set the fastest time of the day, beating even the finalists in the open age group!
Murray – who secured top seven finishes in the 50m and 100m Butterfly at this year’s British Summer Championships – went on to claim further golds in the 50m Free, 50m and 100m Breast, 100m and 200m Fly, 200m Back and 200m IM with PBs in all eight of her events.
Tanner was the third fastest 13-year old over LC 100m Freestyle this season, winning the 12/13 Yrs ASA Summer Nationals title in August, and the Preston swimmer underlined his regional dominance in Blackpool.
Also setting PBs for all eight of his gold-medal events, Tanner’s top swims came in the sprint freestyle with a 25.12 effort in the 50m Free and 55.95 blast in the heats of the 100m Free.
There were some notable performances in the 15 Yrs and over age group including a six-gold haul for Carnforth Otters’ Joshua Thompson.
Pioneer 79 swimmer Niamh Robinson bagged five titles in the same age group while Preston’s Kathryn Greenslade took the 100m and 400m Freestyle titles, the latter in a PB 4:13.62 – the fastest short course effort by a British 17-year old this year.