Pioneer 79 simmer Connor Roberts was the top nine-year-old at the Lancashire County Championships at Manchester Aquatics Centre.
Connor Roberts took gold in the 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley, along with bronze medals in 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle, to win the competition’s overall top nine-year boy’s BAGCAT award.
In the 11 year girls age group, Niamh Robinson was also a golden girl.
She took gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, silver in the 100m backstroke and bronze in the 200m backstroke, achieving seven Regional Qualifying Times (RQT) and five National Qualifying Times (NQT).
Other Pioneer 79 swimmers starred.
In the nine-year girl category, Naomi Taylor achieved a personal best time of 47.28 seconds in the 50m Backstroke.
Martha Smith took fourth place in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly while Abigail Murray finished fourth in the 200m breaststroke and also the 50m breaststroke.
In the 10 year category, Olivia Nicholls finished fifth in both the 200m and 400m freestyle events, and achieved nine RQTs during the two weekends.
Connor Makin, in the 14 year Boys age group, achieved gold in the 100m breaststroke and bronze medals in the 50m and 10m freestyle and achieved four RQTs over the championships.
Richard Eccles took silver in the Open 50m breaststroke event along with a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke.
During the competition, a total of 34 RQT and five NQT were achieved by Pioneer 79 swimmers.
Swimmers achieving the RQT’s were: Shannon McGinty (2), Thomas Gilroy (1), Charlotte Britland (3), Connor Makin (4), Olivia Nicholls (5), Natasha Rogan (2), Alice Harding (2), Meghann Leaver (2), Joseph Murray (2), Niamh Robinson (7), Jasmin Scott (3), Declan Charnock (2). National Qualification Times were achieved by: Niamh Robinson (5). Other swimmers taking part in the Competition were: Richard Eccles, James Harding, Abigail Murray, Ellie Perris, Chloe Shields, Mesha Ingham-Francis, Martha Smith, Jessica Magee, Ewan McKavett and Naomi Taylor.
Meanwhile Pioneer swimmers competed in Macclesfield at the Satellites Open swimming championships.
There were six gold medals won – Charlotte Britland (17) won one in the 400m individual medley in 4min 52.26 secs.
Niamh Robinson (11) came away with the other five, in the 100m butterfly (1.15.25), 200m backstroke (2.34.89), 200m individual medley (2.41.52) 100m breaststroke (1.23.42) and 200m breaststroke (2.56.91).
Ten silver medals were won: Charlotte Britland (4), Mesha Ingham-Francis (1), Jasmin Scott (1), Olivia Nicholls (1), John McKavett (1), James Harding (1) and Connor Roberts (1). Bronze medallists were: John McKavett (1), James Harding (1), Olivia Nicholls (1), Ellie Ward (1), Natasha Rogan (1) and Charlotte Britland (1).
The swimmers returned to Hyndburn from Macclesfield not only with a fantastic haul of medals, but also with 29 RQTs along with two NQTs.
Regional Qualifying Times were achieved by the following Swimmers: Charlotte Britland (6) – 100m/200m Backstroke, 100m/200m Breaststroke, 200m/400m Individual Medley, John McKavett (2) – 100m Backstroke & 100m Freestyle, James Harding (1)- 100m Backstroke, Meghann Leaver (1)-200m Individual Medley, Alice Harding (3)-400m Individual Medley, 100m/200m Freestyle, Niamh Robinson (6)-100m Butterfly, 100m/200m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke, 200m/400m Individual Medley, Jasmin Scott (5)-100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 100m/200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley and Olivia Nicholls (3)-200m Individual Medley and 100m/200m Backstroke.