YOUNGER swimmers from the Borough of Kirklees club were to the fore as they returned with 11 gold medals and 36 in total from the Yorkshire Winter Competition at Ponds Forge.
Swimmers from all ages swam really well, but James Lockwood – one of the new emerging swimmers at the club – totally dominated his 10 years age group by winning every event.
His teammate Cian Gregg, in the same age group, also did well to pick up three silver medals behind James.
George Flesher is getting back to form after an injury at the end of last season and he picked up two golds in the 12 years 100m breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley. He also had a bronze in the 100m butterfly.
Regen Gregg cruised to victory in his favourite event, the 100m breaststroke, ahead of teammate Jamie Brown who picked up a surprise silver medal.
Jessica Manning had a great first ever Yorkshire event winning the 9 years 50m breaststroke along with two silvers in other events.
Both Emily Robinson and Kyle Chisholm had busy schedules and finished off with a gold apiece in the 10 years 100m butterfly and 11 years 100m butterfly respectively.
Jonathan Booth was another winner in the 11 years 100m freestyle EAD section, while Ryan Flanagan broke the club record in the 15/16 years 200m IM by three seconds – a record which has stood for 13 years. Ryan is still only 15, so it was a great swim.
In the Junior Speedo League, BoK have again progressed to the national final.
After a comfortable win by over 50 points from nearest rivals the City of Leeds in the county event, the club finished third in the northern final which was held in Liverpool to reach the national stage.
This is the club’s fifth consecutive national final (due to be held in Milton Keynes in November) and the swimmers will be doing their very best to challenge for the title over the 49 events.