EMMA DEIGHTON and her Kirklees Club teammates are on the crest of a wave in synchronised swimming in the county.
Lindley 15-year-old Emma won the Suzanne Shortet Trophy, after finishing first in both the duet and figures at the Yorkshire Junior and Senior competition at Guiseley.
Emma, who attends Salendine Nook High School, teamed up with Jenna Bissell to win the duet category as the Kirklees Club made a clean sweep of the medals with Helen Cumiskey and Alex Hollwey taking silver, Jennifer Merson and Alice Wood in third, and Lizzy Hollwey and Bethany Jackson fourth.
These tremendous results made the club the best in Yorkshire.
Taking the figures title, which is judged on the swimmers skills at various strokes, Emma, who has been a synchronised swimmer for seven years, brought her total of medals to six gold, six silver and four bronze medals.
Kirklees were also very successful at figures with Bissell in secondplace, Alice Wood in fourth, and sisters Alex and Lizzy Hollwey in sixth and seventh.
In the senior section, Emma Winterbottom and Stephanie Roberts shone through to take a fine second place in the senior duet category.
Earlier, the club had also had made waves at the North East Counties Championship.
There were golds in the figures for Alice Woods (Under 12s), Jenna Bissell (13-14yrs) and Emma Winterbottom (15-16yrs), while Demi Leigh Bairstow and Jennifer Merson made it a clean sweep in the Under 12s by taking silver and bronze, respectively.
It turned out to be a special day for Newsome's Alice, who has been swimming for four years, as he won gold in the duet competition Jennifer, and was also part of the team that won silver in the combination team category.
Fourteen-year-old Jenna, from Brighouse, who moved to BoK from Bradford in 2004, was also celebrating after picking up her first gold at the championships.
There was also success in the duets, with Bethany and Lizzie taking silver in the 13-14s and Emma and Rosie Holdsworth finished in a similar place in the Over 15s.
Chief coach Helen Cassidy was delighted with the performances and said:
"They worked very hard and I'm proud of them. It's a real team effort.
"We have a special team of helpers, and parents pitch in too. It takes a lot of dedication, and that has paid off with these championship successes."