Six Chetwynde Primary School swim stars are celebrating after winning gold at the National Primary Schools Swimming Championship finals.

Poppy Tyson, Olivia Penellum, Nishanth Arun, May Crellin, Honey Ashwell and Harvey Caine all produced stunning displays in the International pool to claim victory at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

The six swimmer, who are also members of either Barrow or Ulverston Amateur Swimming Clubs, won the freestyle relay and finished third in the medley relay to be crowned as joint overall English National Schools champions.

The team qualified for the national event after becoming North West Small Schools champions, earning the right to go on and represent the region against 24 top teams from across the country.

Chetwynde swam superbly in the heats of both the freestyle and medley relays, recording personal best times to qualify for the ‘A’ finals.

They backed that up with success in the freestyle final and were just pipped to bronze in the medley event.

Swim coach Manny Boyd said: “It’s an amazing result, but well deserved. The team were a credit to themselves and the school.”

This is the 25th consecutive time Chetwynde have appeared in the national finals, and the school is very proud of this achievement, as the only school in the country to do so. The team would like to thank Edwin Maloney for sponsoring the team in Sheffield.