FINLEY Jarvis and Daniel Kingman of West Dorset Swimming Club have represented Dorset at the annual ASA National Inter-County Championship, in Sheffield.

The competition involved 36 counties, and saw Dorset promoted to Division One after swimming against 15 other counties.

A team of 24 Dorset swimmers, put in a tremendous effort, finishing second overall with 527 points, just beaten by Scotland West on 554 points.

All swimmers of the Dorset team travelled together to Sheffield, where the swimmers enjoyed a team meal and logistics by the team managers, Andy and Sue Smart of Poole SC.

On the Sunday of the gala, the team were led out in the Dorset green and white and ready for action.

Jarvis, competed in the boys’ 12/13 years 100 metre breaststroke, with an entry time of 1.17.45, putting in an amazing personal best (pb) of 1.12.24, to take second overall.

Kingman, took part in the boys’ 12/13 years 100 metre freestyle, with an entry time of 1.00.85, taking sixth overall with a pb of 1.00.20 and 100 metres backstroke, with an entry time of 1.10.49, producing a pb and ninth place with a time of 1.07.89.

Both boys swam in the 12/13 medley relay, taking fourth and Kingman raced again in the mixed 6x50 metres freestyle relay.

Head coach of Dorset, Barry Alldrick, said: “This was such a great team performance, it is hard to pick anyone out as we had some amazing step ups with personal best times along with 13 top-three finishes.

“It was great to see athletes from six Dorset clubs working together and delivering such a strong performance.”

Colin Cracknell, head coach of West Dorset Swimming Club said “This is a tremendous achievement for Finley and Dan and well deserved. The club is extremely proud of their efforts.”