Nick Grainger underlined his versatility with a series of eye-catching swims at the Yorkshire Winter Competition at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
The 21-year old City of Sheffield swimmer enjoyed a season to remember in 2015, clocking 3:45.89 for 400m Free silver at the British Championships before swimming in the heats for the gold-medal winning 4x200m Free Relay quartet at the World Championships.
And Grainger looks to have built on that momentum in the off-season, laying down five personal bests in the short course pool to take three golds and a bronze this weekend.
After a 49.50 to take the 100m Free title, Grainger clocked an impressive 1:00.56 to add 100m Breast gold then finished with a 1:57.98 effort in the 200m IM, slotting him into 14th in the British all-time historic rankings for the latter.
Fresh from clocking 200m and 400m IM personal bests at last weekend’s ESSA Inter Divisional Championships, City of Leeds’ double World Junior Championship medallist Georgia Coates shone in the women’s events.
The 16-year old clocked four more PBs and picked up a hat-trick of golds over 100m Free (56.21), 100m Breast (1:09.47) and 100m Fly (1:01.37).
Coates let a few others fight for the limelight in her favourite 200m IM and City of Sheffield’s 15 Yrs British Summer champion Amy Bell took full advantage, setting a PB 2:18.51 for gold