Niamh Robinson put on a golden show at the North West Regional Age Group Championships at the Manchester Aquatic Centre.
The 11-year-old Pioneer 79 swimmer took part in seven events and won two gold medals and a silver.
In the 100m breaststroke she came home first by just one tenth of a second.
But in her favourite event, the 200m breaststroke, she took the gold medal convincingly in 2.57.81, some eight seconds ahead of her next rival.
And, in the 400m individual medley, Niamh secured the National Age Group Qualifying time with a fantastic 5.45.81 to secure the silver medal.
In the 100m backstroke, Niamh finished fourth in 1.16.40 and in the 200m backstroke she came home in fifth position in 2.41.78.
Fifteen swimmers from the Accrington-based club, aged from 10-14, qualifield for the championships. But unfortunately, Declan Charnock, 11, who achieved a handful of qualification times, was unable to take part due to a shoulder injury.
Olivia Nicholls and Natasha Rogan competed in the 10-year-old girls category.
Olivia took part in nine individual events, qualifying fifth fastest for the final of the 400m individual medley in 6.21.64. In the final she finished in sixth position.
Olivia also finished in eighth position in the 400m freestyle in 5.34.03.
Natasha, who only recently turned 10, competed in five events qualifying for the final in the 100m butterfly where she got a personal best of 1.24.08 and finished fifth.
In the 11 year boys’ category, Joseph Murray competed in the 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke.
In the 100m breaststroke, he swam 1.29.59, taking fourth position, but he went one better in the 200m breaststroke, to clinch the bronze medal in 3.13.37.
In the 11 year girls category, five Pioneer swimmers competed in 23 races in total.
Meghann Leaver swam in four individual events – 100m, 200m, 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley.
Alice Harding competed in five individual events; 100m, 200m freestyle, 200m, 400m individual medley and 200m butterfly.
Both Meghann and Alice achieved personal best times.
Jasmin Scott, who also swims for Accrington Swimming Club, was bsu competing in seven individual events in the 100m and 200m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke, 100m and 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley.
In the 13 year boys, James Harding finished eighth in the 100m backstroke event.
John McKavett and Thomas Gilroy were the Pioneer competitors in the 14-year-old boys category.
John took part in the 100m and 200m backstroke, 200m and 400m freestyle, achieving some personal bests.
Thomas raced in the 100m backstroke and secured a personal best in the final, storming into fifth place in 1.07.91.
Thomas has now decided that he will increase his training from his current two-three hours per week as the results he gained during this swim have inspired him.
During the competition, there was the opportunity for some of our swimmers to take part in relays.
Pioneer 79 entered two girls relay teams in the 11-13 year category for both freestyle and medley events.
In Team ‘A’ for the 4 x 100m freestyle relay, Jasmin Scott, Jessica Magee (12), Mesha Ingham Francis (12) and finishing and Niamh Robinson claimed 15th place.
Team B of Meghann Leaver, Alice Harding, Chloe Shields (12) swam 3rd and Lois Clossick (13) finished in 18th place overall.
The girls also swam in the 4 x 100m medley relay –where each swimmer does a different stroke.
Niamh Robinson started off with backstroke for the A team, followed by Mesha Ingham-Francis doing breaststroke, Jasmin Scott went third on the butterfly leg and Jess Magee swam the final leg of freestyle. The girls finished in 14th position overall in a time of 5.19.84.
In the ‘B’ Team, Chloe led the girls out on the backstroke leg, with Meghann Leaver taking over with the breaststroke, Alice Harding swimming the butterfly leg and Lois Clossick again brought the girls home in style on the freestyle leg. They finished in a time of 5.39.82 and finished in 18th position overall.
PIONEER 79 Swimming Club is based at Hyndburn Sports Centre, Accrington and QEGs in Blackburn. The club 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 joining Pioneer 79 or one of our ‘learn to swim’ groups, contact Sue Walsh on (01254) 390793.