BOROUGH of Kirklees swimmers impressed at the North East County Championships in Sunderland.
The squad were well represented in the Senior and Junior 25-metre championships with four of their swimmers reaching finals.
Matthew Hinchliffe got bronze in the 200m backstroke final, in a new BOK club record time.
Jamie Brown reached two finals, coming eighth in the 100m backstroke final and seventh in the 200m backstroke final.
James Matthews came 10th in the 50m backstroke final, again in a new club record time and Harmonie Waterman came ninth in the 400m freestyle final.
The younger club members competed in the Age Group championships with tremendous success.
Katie Scott led the way with a gold in the 11years 200m backstroke and a silver in the 100m backstroke.
Other gold medalists were Thomas Eastwood in the 10 years 400m freestyle and Harry Wood in the 12 years 100 freestyle – Wood also won bronze in the 12 years 100m breaststroke.
Hannah Pilling got silver in the 13 years 200m backstroke and bronze in the 400m individual medley in a new club record time – and also bronze in the 13 years 200m breaststroke.
Kyle Chisholm took the medal tally up to nine with a bronze in the 14 years 100m backstroke.
There were many swimmers who achieved top 10 positions including Emily Robinson (6), Hannah Pilling (3), Holly Brook (2), Eleanor Martin (2), Isobel Martin (2), Eden Warburton (2), Rebecca Thornton, Katie Scott (4), Poppy Brown, Millie Brown (3), Maegan Jones (5), Rebecca Fisher (2), Ethan Barlow (2), Harry Wood (4), Samuel Loizou (4), Thomas Eastwood (3), Connor Charles (5), George Flesher (6), Kyle Chisholm (5) and Scott Lewis (2).
Fran Halsall helped set a world best time in the 100m freestyle relay but it was not enough to prevent Europe suffering defeat to the United States in the Duel in the Pool 2011 at the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center.
The Americans won the overall event beating Europe 181.5 to 80.5, but Halsall, joined by Denmark’s Jeanette Ottesen, Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus and Dutchwoman Ranomi Kromowidjojo, won their race in three minutes 27.53sec, beating the old mark of 3:28.22.