The growing reputation of City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) was further enchanced at the weekend.
The city club, currently ranked sixth best in the country, were in action at the Derventio Excel Open Meet in Sheffield and they returned with an outstanding set of results.
Three more members achieved British Championship qualifying times taking the total number of qualifiers to a record high of 11.
The latest qualifiers were Poppy Richardson in the 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley, Amelia Monaghan in the 200m breaststroke and Maddie Saunders in the 400m individual medley and 400m freestyle.
These three will now join Bethany Saunders, Jamie Scholes, Katie Brown, Dan Leigh, Rachel Wellings, Leah Roughan, Lauren Harrison and Jaxon Simmons at the British Championships in June.
The Derventio meet offered finals for youth and senior age groups with the younger swimmers competing in heats with no finals.
COPS finalists and age group winners on Day 1
AGE GROUP WINNERS
Jade Goode - 1st 12yrs 800m freestyle
Jade Goode - 1st 12yrs 100m butterfly
Maddie Saunders - 1st 13/14yrs 100m backstroke
Jamie Scholes - 1st 14/15 yrs 200m backstroke
Jamie Scholes - 1st 14/15 yrs 50m backstroke
Poppy Richardson - 1st 13/14yrs 100m butterfly
Eve Burks - 1st 13/14yrs 50m breaststroke
Eve Burks - 1st 13/14yrs 200m individual medley
Lauren Harrison - 1st 13/14 yrs 200m breaststroke
Katie Brown - 100m butterfly 5th, 200m freestyle 3rd, 200 individual 7th
James Newton - 200m backstroke 3rd, 100m breaststroke 7th
Michael Lardner - 200m backstroke 9th
Leah Roughan - 200m individual medley 6th, 200m breaststroke 2nd, 50m breaststroke 3rd
Hanna Jaszkiewicz - 200m individual medley 9th
Josh Graves - 200m butterfly 8th
Bethany Saunders - 100m backstroke 3rd
Mollie Allen - 100m backstroke 10th, 50m freestyle 3rd
Matthew Brigham - 50m backstroke 7th
COPS finalists and age group winners on Day 2
AGE GROUP WINNERS
Maddie Saunders - 1st 13/14 yrs 200m backstroke
Poppy Richardson - 1st 13/14 years 200m butterfly
Jamie Scholes - 1st 14/15 years 100m backstroke
Dan Leigh - 1st 14/15yrs 100m backstroke
Katie Brown - 1st 14/15yrs 200m butterfly
Dan Leigh - 100m butterfly 7th
Rachel Wellings - 200m backstroke 8th
Leah Roughan - 200m backstroke 3rd
Cameron McRae - 200m individual medley 5th
Matthew Brigham - 200m individual medley 5th, 100m backstroke 9th
Bethany Saunders - 100m freestyle 5th
Mollie Allen - 100m freestyle 9th, 50m backstroke 3rd, 50m butterfly 9th
Michael Lardner - 100m backstroke 9th
Tom Wiggins - 50m breaststroke 5th
COPS head coach Ben Negus said: “It was an excellent meet for us and ideal preparation for the national competition window coming up.
“I believe our swimmers learned an awful lot about their current progression by competing against some of the UK’s best swimmers so early in the season.
“We were up against lots of international medallists and that inspired our swimmers to find areas of improvement.
“And of course I am over the moon for the three swimmers who qualified for the British Championships.
“It will be an exciting prospect for all 11 of them to race against the very best swimmers that Great Britain has to offer in the 2012 Olympic pool.”