Barnes has a stormer for Northsea at Northampton swimming meet

Will Barnes
Will Barnes
Austin-Slade Jeffery motors to win the 100m breaststroke in Havant & Waterlooville's Club Championships.  Picture: Keith Woodland

Byrne and Jeffrey flex their muscles in Club Championships

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Will Barnes produced a stunning performance to qualify for the National Age Group Championships as he led a sparking Portsmouth Northsea display at the Northampton Open.

He demolished his previous best time by more than 30 seconds to win the 1,500m freestyle in 18min 37.75sec.

In the boys’ 200m butterfly, Barnes returned to the rostrum with silver.

Oliver Kincart took the award for top junior boy of the meet with gold in the 400m individual medley, silvers in the 200m butterfly and individual medley, and bronze in the 100m backstroke and breaststroke.

Luke Robins, 13, added golds in the 100m butterfly and 400m individual medley and bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Faye Churcher was in great form to bag a silver in the 100m breaststroke and gold in the 50m breaststoke.

And Katie Noble, 12, and Emily Cornell won bronze.

James Millar took junior breaststroke gold by more than nine seconds with a very fast time of 2.31.90.

Other Northsea medallists in Northampton were Brandon Choi, Jacqueline Knight, Tom Gregson, Will Condron, Ashley Ball, Kieran Allsop, Jack Keeler, James Corrigan, Beth Stone, Ryan Young, James Millar, Kelly Small and Aaron Crockford.

Northsea picked up 22 golds, 17 silvers and 18 bronze medals in total to finish second in the team category.

Meanwhile, Maddison Calvesbert-Sharp bagged three golds and two silver medals for Northsea at Maidenhead.

She won the girls’ aged-nine 200m freestyle in 3.03.08.

Milly Churcher knocked 23 seconds of her personal best as she took the girls’ aged-10 200m freestyle in 2.50.72.

Alex Marriott and William Frost were also in great form at the level 3 meet, each winning a gold and a silver.

Other Northsea medallists in Maidenhead were Georgia Bennetts, Alexandra Bobrikova, Jessica Larby, Mary Edwards, Tess Edwards, Edward Fisher, Elliot Beale, Ethan Carden, Jack Goodwin and Liam Budd.

Beale, Kai Cheung and Rhianna Pedwell enjoyed good competition debuts.