BOLTON Metro Swim Squad picked up two medals at this year's national swimming competitions.

Isaac Brennand won silver in the 50m breaststroke in the 13/14-year age category at the ASA British Championships – for the very best talent across England, Scotland and Wales.

Gabriel Glynn also made the British final in the 13/14-year 50m backstroke and went on to claim gold in the same age category for the 200m backstroke at the English National Summer Championships.

The Canon Slade pupil powered back from a poor start to claim the title in a new personal best time of 2mins 17.61secs.

Head coach Mike Robinson said: "Yet again Bolton Metro swimmers have proved themselves against some of the best in the country.

"The squad is flying high with many excellent junior swimmers coming through behind our senior squad.

"We are very proud of every squad member, who put in hours of work each week to achieve their goals."

Brennand and Glynn were not the only BMSS swimmers to make a splash on the national stage.

Anna Doughty won a place in the 17/18 finals at the British in the 200m individual medley, and in her final swim before leaving for university made the English finals in the 100m freestyle.

Despite being one of the younger swimmers in his age group, Jake Reynolds also had a superb competition at the English Nationals, making the finals in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.

Luke Batty also achieved three new personal best times over the English weekend, while Georgia Ashton competed in the heats of the 12/13 50m backstroke.

Club chairman Steve Howells added: "Swimming at this level takes commitment, fitness and resilience.

"If you have a child who swims for a local club, and who has the focus and energy to work with us, we can help them achieve their potential."

Anyone interested in organising a trial can find full details on the club website,