REMEMBER the name as Jordan Theaker is certainly making big waves in the swimming world.
The 12-year-old surprised his parents, himself and his coaches by being crowned the top 12-year-old boy in the United Kingdom at the National Age Group Championships recently.
There were hopes that the Great Harwood Otter would come away with perhaps one medal at the national event in Sheffield.
But Jordan, who won Hyndburn's Rising Star of the Year title and will be in the running for the Lancashire award next month, managed to return home with seven medals - five golds, one silver and a bronze.
His dad Martin admitted: "We thought he might get one or two medals at the most so we were just staggered when he kept winning.
"I was talking to Steve Parry, an Olympic swimmer who won a medal at Athens, and he said Jordan was not just awesome but absolutely phenomenal.
"I was also talking to his coach Rob Greenwood, who has swam at the Olympics, and he said Jordan had better times as a 12-year-old than he had. He said Jordan is miles in front. We are so proud.
"He was only ranked No 1 in one event and we would have been happy with one gold so five was amazing."
Jordan, a former St Bartholomews pupil who is now at Norden Sports College, took up swimming when he was seven or eight.
"He just started like any other kid and went to a few sessions at the pool with Great Harwood Otters and he just took it from there. He just got in the pool and swam well!" continued his dad, who says the only connection the Theaker family have to swimming is relation Stacey Houldsworth who used to compete for Great Britain.
"Jordan kept moving up and getting faster and then he started winning things.
"My other boys like outdoor sports like golf and football so it is quite nice to watch Jordan and not get cold!"
Jordan, who also swims for the Lancashire squad Gallica, has turned in some outstanding performances but it isn't without hard work.
"We do have to get up at silly hours in the morning," admitted Martin who with wife Denise have been supporting Jordan.
"He trains around 16/17 hours a week and it is hard as Jordan has his school work to do as well. Norden have been really supportive and have helped us all they can.
"We travel to Shadsworth in Blackburn at 4.35 every morning. At the moment he swims between 5-7.15am four mornings a week and then 5-7pm four evenings a week. It is 6.30-9.30am on Saturday morning and then Sunday is a rest - unless he is competing. It isn't easy!"
Jordan has been identified as an Olympic hopeful for 2012 although they family are awaiting a change of scheme to see what it means financially and training wise.
"We don't want to put pressure on him. People keep telling us he is an exceptional talent and we will keep supporting him as best possible but it is expensive.
"Last year I think it cost us £5,000 for Jordan's swimming with training fees and equipment and a swimming trunks can cost £100 - the full length ones. It is not just a case of buying trunks and goggles!
"You have to get the right gear as points of a second can mean the difference between a medal and none."
For the record, Jordan's gold medals came in the 200m individual medley, 400m freestyle, 1500m freestyle, 200m butterfly and he led at every turn to take the 400m individual medley title. His silver medal came in the 200m freestyle and the bronze in the 100m butterfly.
His coach at Gallica Swimming club, Rob Greenwood, is trying to keep Jordan's feet on the ground but he knows he has a talent in his hands.
"Jordan has done really well this year and our aim is to just keep improving. Last year at the Age Group Championships he won two silver medals so, with getting seven this year, he has a lot to live up to next year!
"He has a feel for the water and is talented. He has a lot to learn technically but that should come as he is willing to listen and learn.
"It is fantasic for the club and his team-mates for him to be the top 12 year old in the country but it is just another stepping stone for him and he has to keep improving.
"If he keeps going, he could be in the mix for 2012 Olympics when he will be 18 although it might be more realistic to look at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 or the Olympics in 2016 - but he is a great talent."
And they have more swiming stars in their ranks as Accrington school boy, Robert Harrison was also in the medals at Sheffield. The 14-year-old won a silver medal in 400m freestyle, missing out on gold by fractions of a second.
However, he made up for it by winning the 800m freestyle with fellow Blackburn Centurion Joshua Walsh taking the silver.
Robert and Joshua, along with Mark Tootill and Philip Brown, made up the 4 x 100m freestyle team which was unlucky to miss out on a medal when they finished fourth.
It was a good weekend all round for Gallica as the club - who were formed two years ago from Blackburn and Darwen BC, Preston City Council and Blackpool BC - were crowned the UK's Top Club.
- ANYONE who would like to sponsor Jordan can contact his dad, Martin, at email@example.com .