JAMES Gunn broke two records as the Weymouth Swimming Club held their annual championships which produced some outstanding performances, with 125 personal best times recorded.

The stand out performance came from James Gunn who broke the 10 and under 50m breaststroke record that had stood since 1985 in a time of 47.41 seconds and he took a clean sweep of all four strokes, as did Anna Miles-Simonite in the girls 10 and under category.

The 100m championships saw Ben Jacobs win all four strokes in the male category while in the female category Alesara James won the breaststroke and freestyle events with Ruby Cartwright taking the honours in backstroke and butterfly.

In the masters’ events there was a mighty contest between club coach Nikki Brunell and Emma Restorick-Kinsey, who shared the honours with two wins each.

Trophies were also awarded to the most improved under 10s male and female swimmers with Millie Dolbear and James Gunn taking the honours.

In the over 10s category Julia Blair and Harry Besant improved the most.

The event attracted the best attendance for a number of years, particularly from the club’s younger swimmers.

Held in March each year the event is swum over 100m, there is also a 50m event for those aged 10 and under (25m for butterfly) and for the masters (aged 25 and over).

The championships are competed for in each of the four strokes: Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle.

The next club event is the Rainbow Gala for junior swimmers on Saturday, April 28.

Weymouth Swimming Club takes swimmers from the age of five and currently has places available for all abilities of swimmers with fully qualified coaches and teachers.

Visit the Club website for more information: https://uk.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=swrwsc or email weymouthswimmingclub@gmail.com