The personal best count was into three figures as North Ayrshire’s younger swimmers put in some storming performances at the South Ayrshire Graded Meet at the Citadel in Ayr.

The team collected 12 of the coveted ‘Swam Too Fast’ wristbands and another 14 medals.

Junior Coach, Alan Dickson said: “We had 33 kids entered this year but back in 2015 it was only seven. That alone shows a club that’s really on the up and everyone involved can take a lot of pride in that and have confidence in the future.”

Of the 115 individual swims, 100 of them were improvements over their entry times with 14 of the North Ayrshire swimmers completing a clean sweep by improving every time they swam.

Eleven-year-old Niamh Hamilton from Irvine almost ran out of room on her arm for the special wristbands for swimmers with three too fast results, including a massive 15 seconds off the 100m IM to finish on 1:26.45. She also bust the time in the breaststroke and free as well as picking up a gold in the backstroke with her fourth PB of the day.

Sam Currie, nine, was too fast in his 50m free and just missed out on a medal with a fourth place finish and Niamh Boyd won a bronze in her 100m free with a six second PB.

Ten-year-old Madison Gourlay recorded the biggest PB of the day among North Ayrshire swimmers taking nearly 43 seconds off her 100m IM to record a 1:57.34.

Pol O’Connor, 13, made double digit improvements in his backstroke and IM as he recorded a hat trick of PBs, and Jamie Saunderson, 12, was nearly 15 seconds faster in his 100m IM and another two PBs in the free and backstroke got him into the top ten in seventh and ninth place respectively.

Archie Cameron recorded three-second improvement in his 100m IM and took a whisker off his freestyle.

Kirsty Mathie, 11, from Kilwinning was nearly 18 seconds quicker than she’d been before in the 100m breaststroke and took nearly nine off her freestyle. Elder brother Fraser, 13,was five seconds faster in his free and took a second off his breaststroke.

Ten-year-old Alistair Street from Kilwinning took 16 seconds off his 100m IM and registered a slight improvement in his breaststroke.