FOLLOWING their individual successes at the recent Essex County Championships, three young swimmers from Braintree and Bocking Swimming Club have been selected to join the Essex Talent Programme.

Daniel Parker, Sophie Clerkin and Marcie Aley from the Braintree and Bocking have selected to take part in the talent scheme.

The programme was set up by the ASA to help develop, reward and recognise the top 12 performing 11-year-olds, male and female, in each county.

Meanwhile, the club's swimmers attended an open meet at London Borough of Redbridge,

It was an impressive performance by all, which resulted in lots of personal bests (PBs) and medals over the two-day event.

Kathryn Edwards had a successful day, winning five medals and achieving four PBs, including first for 100 metre breaststroke in the nine-year girls' event with a PB of one minute 55.93 seconds.

Matthew Pack was second in the boys' 10/11 100m freestyle with a 5.5 second PB and claimed his second medal of the day in the 400m freestyle.

Ten-year-old Daniel Parker took third place in the boys' 200m individual medley with a seven-second PB.

Poppy Summers swam a strong 100m breaststroke in the girls' 15-years-and-under, resulting in a second place and a four-second PB.

Hayden Miller achieved an 11-second PB and a time of 5m 11.57s in the boys' 400m freestyle to qualify for the ASA East Region finals in Norwich next month.

Max Headley swam a great 50m freestyle to achieve 39.51s with a 5.5s PB and Finley Newton had a seven-second PB in the boys' nine-years 50m freestyle event.

Olivia Watson, in the nine-and-under girls' 100m freestyle, achieved a19-second PB.

Braintree swimmers will be in action again when Braintree and Bocking swimming club will be hosting their own open meet on July 2.