The culmination of years of hard work came to fruition for Carn Brea & Helston Swimming Club as many of its top swimmers travelled to both National and World Championship competitions.

Three swimmers travelled to Sheffield for the National Swimming Championships, where racing was split into two categories with the top qualifying swimmers competing at the British Summer Championships.

Coach Michael Kent who supported the girls in Sheffield said: "Throughout the two weeks all three girls showed immense attitude, commitment and courage.

"Collectively they represented CBHSC in the best possible way both poolside and in the water. The attitude, determination and commitment to training and all their sacrifices being reflected by results in Sheffield."

Turaya Evans was the only Cornish club swimmer who qualified in this top ranking selection process and quickly rose to the top.

She competed in the 14yrs 200m, 100m and 50m backstroke, and after improving her Personal Best times in every heat and final, she claimed Gold in the 100m backstroke to become a national champion.

Turaya has been with CBHSC for many years and it’s been wonderful to watch a home-grown swimmer excel to this National standard of competition.

The second week of competition saw two more swimmers taking on the best the nation has to offer.

Ellie Phesse competed in the backstroke for the 16yrs and made the final in each event. Outstanding performances saw her come home with a 5th, 9th & 10th places.

Megan Vingoe showed her all round talent when she qualified for the Finals in the 400IM, 400Free and 200IM, bringing home a 4th place in the 400IM.

Finally she produced a superb 800m race coming sixth in the 15yrs category.

All the action was being watched back home via the Live Stream – really inspirational for our youngest swimmers to watch these outstanding performances whilst training alongside them each week at home.

Further afield, CBHSC swimmers have competed all over the world in the past few months.

Liam Armstrong at the World Masters Open Water Championships in New Zealand, Lyndon Holmes-Beddow at the World Underwater Hockey Championships also in Tasmania and Ali Phesse in the World Masters Championships in Budapest. All brought home medals.

With Carn Brea Leisure Centre closed for refurbishment the club is training hard at Helston Leisure Centre & Redruth School Pools.

Visit the club's website for more exciting swimming news and contact details. Spaces are available in their training squads for the autumn term.