THE Winter Counties Championships proved a great weekend for Braintree and Bocking Swimming Club with some very good results attained.

This year, 28 Braintree and Bocking swimmers attending the counties competition.

Samuel Rennie, who is 15, made two finals in the open 50 metre and 100m Breaststroke and finished with a bronze medal in the 200m Breaststroke.

Lee Peterson, 45, with his swims in two finals, achieved gold medals and titled county champion in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke.

Morgan Foster made top eight in 200m Butterfly, 100m individual medley and 200m individual medley.

Top three finishes in their age groups came from Daniel Parker 13, Sophie Clerkin 13, Tom Underdown 12 and Sophie Ball 12.

Sophie Clerkin also went on to set a new club record in the girls' 13/14 Breaststroke.

Meanwhile, the Winter Regionals saw six of Braintree and Bocking's swimmers qualified in their events and they all enjoyed swimming at such a level.

Two swimmers were unfortunately unable to attend but that left in attendance Charles Rennie, Samuel Rennie, Morgan Foster and Nancy Neave.

All who competed had swum well two weeks previously at the Winter Counties and that meant personal bests were going to be difficult as many were achieved at that prior outing.

Neave had a great swim in the 50m Butterfly, only just missing out on a personal best, but Foster went on to gain a personal best time in 100m Butterfly.

Samuel Rennie was third in his age group in 100m Breaststroke with Charles Rennie just missing out on the 50m Breaststroke final as he finished ninth.

Braintree and Bocking head coach Erica said: “Over the two weekends, there were some impressive swims, with lots more to come in the coming season.”