BOLTON Metro Swimming Squad enjoyed plenty of success during a busy month of May.

The main focus was two weekends at the Swim England North West Regionals at Manchester on May 11 and 12, and May 25 and 26.

There was success throughout the squad with impressive performances, personal-best times and medals aplenty for the club.

Eleanor Kay ended the meet with two golds, four silvers and one bronze medal.

Lisa Barzaghi finished up with three golds, six silvers and two bronze medals.

Neve Prior won bronze in the 400m freestyle, while Frankie Cullen picked up silver in the 200m backstroke having reached the final of the 100m equivalent.

Jack Ashton made several finals and won a silver medal in the 200m backstroke.

Reuben Quayle had plenty to show for his efforts with gold in the 50m backstroke, and silver in both the 100m and 200m backstroke.

Maisie Leuchars won bronze in her 200m butterfly while reaching the final in the 100m race.

There was gold for Mark Tompsett in his 200m backstroke, a bronze in the 100m and final places in the 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke.

Luke Batty also swam in the meet and once again showed enormous consistency in his swimming.

He set several new PBs and won the multi-disability gold medal in all his events.

Elsewhere, Grace Wightman-Love, Tess Fordham, Amy Morris all swam PBs at the meet.

Ruby Swinney reached the finals in her 100m and 200m butterfly events.

Holly Kalnes and Geogiana Bot were finalists in several events, with Grace Hyde competing in the finals of the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Lewis Wong made the final of the 50m freestyle, as did Alannah Carruthers in the 50m breaststroke.

Archie Dandy, competing at his first regionals, put in some good performances showing he has a bright future in the sport.

Oliver Crooks also put in some strong displays.

“The age-group programme at BMSS is ever-growing and is going from strength-to-strength,” said head coach Ric Howard.

“We have a fantastic system where Antony Evitts produces talent from the bottom of the squad and is nurtured throughout the age groups.

“Over the weekends we had some amazing performances, and smashed the medal tally from previous years.

“Not only this, but we had more swimmers qualify, enter and swim. There were more swimmers making top 10 and final positions showing progression on a personal and team level.

“The squad morale is at an all-time high since I have been here and the longer this continues the better the outlook for BMSS in the future.”

Attentions now turn to potential national honours for some of the squad’s swimmers.

“We have some fantastic talents in the squad and a brilliant atmosphere,” said Howard.

“We have built on what we had last year, however we will continue to build and make the squad hungrier for the amazing success we are already experiencing.

“We are now sitting tight to find out which swimmers have made the national events in the summer and a huge well done to all who did themselves proud.”