TRAFFORD Metro Borough Swimming Club (TMBSC) are looking to build on a fruitful 2016/17 campaign with more success this season.

At the Manchester and District finals there were excellent performances and medals for the club with Abi Cheetham and Reece Cambage-Hughes awarded top girl and boy.

At the presentation dinner last month, TMBSC collected six trophies.

There were also excellent performances at the borough gala hosted by Stretford Amateur Swimming Club, with TMBSC swimmers achieving medals and personal best times, all in preparation for the 2018 Cheshire Club Championships in January.

The Masters had some terrific swims at the recent Swim England Masters National Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield – the highlight of the domestic Masters short-course calendar.

TMBSC won 15 gold, 16 silver and six bronze medals and toppled several British records.

The Masters include swimmers aged from 30 up to 84 and in recognition of TMBSC’s achievements, the club won the shield for most improved senior club at the Cheshire Championships.

It is all building on a fine season in 2016/17 which saw TMBSC members swim at the British, English, Scottish and Welsh national championships, and maintain a mid-table position in the Arena NW Premier Division.

At Masters level, TMBSC swimmers achieved British records and Alec Johnson became world champion for 50m butterfly at the Masters World Championships, for ages 55-59, in Budapest.