WYRE Forest Swimming Club finished seventh in a fiercely fought and highly competitive final in Gloucester on Saturday.

Members produced a host of first place finishes, while several incurred speeding tickets for going too fast.

First place finishes went to Ria Chance (under-11 Girls 25m breaststroke), Adam Newey (under-12 50m backstroke), Eden Fallon-Davies (U13/14 girls 50m backstroke), Aaron Lad (under-10 boys 25m backstroke) and the under-11sgirls freestyle relay team of of Eden Fallon-Davies, Imogen Cook, Ria Chance and Matilda Calder.

Speeding tickets went to those swimming too fast for the competition and were awarded to Grace Bowling (U13/14 girls 50m butterfly), Charlotte Holford (under-12, 50m freestyle) as well as the boys under-10s medley relay team of Aaron Lad, Eddie Cox, Adam Newey Ethan Gilbert.

The girls medley relay four some of Holly Workman, Matilda Calder, Harriet Tarpey and Olivia Bellingham were also too fast.

Club chairman David McMahon said: “Huge thanks to Bob Walters for his tireless efforts on the Ross League - so great to see the swimmers going again and again and putting their all into it.

“Thanks also to the travelling support of parents and to the parents who came pool side to help manage the team and officiate - your help as ever hugely appreciated, as without you this thing doesn’t really work. It was a great effort by all.”

Last weekend saw the start of the Midlands Age Group Championships.

Emily Seymour-Perry, Nicole Tanser-Voets, Abbie Rowley and Emma Osborne competed in their first ever Midlands Regional Age groups.

There were lots of positives to take from the day with great swims by everyone involved and a solid display by Helena Shackleton in the 200m individual medley.