Ten Pioneer 79 swimmers swam at the Bolton and District 2011 Championships recently, in Salford.
Charlotte Britland, 17, returned with four gold medals in the 200m individual medley 2.29.92, 100m backstroke 1.09.18, 100m butterfly 1.13.54 and 100m breaststroke 1.19.73.
Mesha Ingham Francis, 12, won silver in the 50m breaststroke (40.18) and bronze in the 50m freestyle (32.38).
She also came fourth in the 100m breaststroke in 1.26.26 and eventually achieved the regional qualifying time that she had been working so hard to get.
Richard Eccles, 19, swam to gold in the 50m backstroke (29.94), silver in the 50m freestyle (25.27), 200m individual medley (2.17.99) and 100m breaststroke (1.09.80).
John McKavett,14, won silver in the 100m backstroke in 1.06.56 while Connor Makin, 14, won bronze in the 100m backstroke in 1.06.80.
The others were: Meghann Leaver, Olivia Nicholls, Ellie Perris, Natasha Rogan and Ewan McKavett.
Then 10 swimmers were chosen to swim for Bolton and Manchester District in the Inter-Association Swimming Gala in Macclesfield.
Unfortunately, only seven were able to compete from the 10 selected due to personal circumstances.
Swimmers who competed were: Connor Makin (14), William Beavan (12), Joseph Murray (11), Jasmin Scott (11), Natasha Rogan (10), Mesha Ingham-Francis (12), Olivia Nicholls (10).
Connor was chosen to swim in five events. In the 400m freestyle, he finished second in 4.27.29, he took bronze in the 200m freestyle in 2.03.93, bronze in the 100m freestyle in 58.41, bronze in the 100m breaststroke and was fifth in the 100m butterfly in 1.08.23.
William took silver in the 100m freestyle in 1.04.56, fifth place in the 200m individual medley, seventh in the 100m breaststroke and ninth in the 400m freestyle.
Unfortunately, he was disqualified at the start of the 200m breaststroke event.
Joseph won silver in the 50m breaststroke in 40.32, he came sixth in the 200m breaststroke and eighth in the 200m individual medley.
Jasmin competed in the 200m individual medley (10th), 100m breaststroke (10th), 200m breaststroke (11th), 200m backstroke (8th) and 200m butterfly (7th).
Natasha won bronze in the 50m butterfly, 37.67, came fifth in the 200m butterfly and ninth in the 50m backstroke.
Mesha won silver in the 100m breaststroke in 1.25.24 and Olivia competed in the 50m freestyle, finishing in 11th position.
Bolton and Manchester team finished in fifth place overall.
Pioneer 79 Swimming Club is based at Hyndburn Sports Centre, Accrington and QEGs in Blackburn.
It caters for non-swimmers from as young as four years old, all the way up to Masters.
If you would like to learn more about Pioneer 79 contact Sue Walsh on 01254 390793 or visit their website at: www.pioneer79.org.uk.