City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) star Jamie Scholes earned the biggest win of his career in Majorca last week when claiming victory in a massive international race wearing Team GB colours.
The 18 year-old Jack Hunt School pupil triumphed in the Colonia Classic 10k open water sea race which was held on the famous Es Trenc Beach as part of the week-long Best Fest Open Water Swim Festival.
A total of 74 swimmers finished the race - the longest of eight included in the festival - and Scholes won it comfortably.
The English Open Water champion finished in 1.55.34 with second-placed Nathan Beaudin-Bolduc from Canada clocking 1.57.05.
Third was Scotland’s Marshall Illingworth in 1.58.01.
COPS press officer Sarah McGhie said: “This is an awesome achievement. We are all so very proud of Jamie.”
Scholes was invited to compete as part of his Team GB elite pathway.
The win came a fortnight after Scholes won the 1500m East Region title at Basildon.