TWELVE-year-old Hermione Roe produced some outstanding performances at her first National Championships at Ponds Forge.

She swam a life-time best time and gained silver medals in the 12/13 years age group 50m and 100m breaststroke.

In the 50m the Addingham girl produced a time of 34.41sec, narrowly missing her previous best time but it was her 1.16.04 which produced a highly-competitive 100m race.

The winner's time was 1.15.97, with Roe narrowly missing the gold despite her new City of Bradford club record time.

She finished in fourth place in the longer 200m breaststroke in a new club record of 2min 44.71sec and to round off an excellent week of swimming, had top 20 placings in the 200m individual medley, 50m freestyle, 100m and 200m freestyle and 50m and 100m butterfly.

Roe, wo attends Woodhouse Grove School, was swimming as a 12 year old in a double age group so these performances all bode exceedingly well for next year's championships.

George Wilde from Ilkley smashed the club record in his heat of the 18 years and over 200m backstroke in a time of 2.10.76 and went on to finish in tenth place in the final.

Archie Minto, also from Ilkley, who had previously competed in the 100m butterfly at the British National Summer Championships, claimed 13th spot in his age group for 200m butterfly and 16th place in the shorter 50m event.

Also gaining valuable experience was 17-year-old Sam Naylor rom Guiseley who finished in 14th place in the 400m individual medley.

The swimmers all train with Bradford Council’s Leisure Services Aquatic Competition Programme under the guidance of development coach Sarah Fisher and senior coach Andy Pearce.