Amersham Swimming Club (ASC) kicked off their 2016 County Championship campaign in fine style as they took home 31 medals from their meet in Maidenhead.

The haul included 12 golds, nine silvers and 10 bronze medals and saw the club perform well across multiple age groups.

Jamie Owen picked up three gold medals, becoming junior champion in the 100 and 200m breaststroke in the process, and Ellis Morgan won a pair of silver medals.

Owen’s achievement of three gold medals was matched by the dominant Hugo Bellamy as he outclassed everyone in his freestyle and long distance butterfly events.

The medals kept coming as Luke Hollingsworth, Maddie Stares, Emily Roycroft and Isabella Stares all won golds.

Meanwhile, Katie Thompson cut 20 seconds off of her personal best time and missed out on third place by just 0.1 second in the women’s 800m.

ASC again showed their quality as they picked up more medals in the open age relays at the Aldershot Garrison 50m pool.

The men’s freestyle relay team managed to win a silver while the mixed team were just pipped to a medal spot as they finished fourth in a close finish.

ASC’s events came to a typically exciting conclusion as they competed in a number of relay events.

They did not disappoint and the girls’ 10-11 team showed their strength as the A team won gold in the freestyle and the medley events despite making a number of changes to their line-up.

The boys’ 12-13 age group were also in top form as they picked up a gold in the medley relay while the senior girls team finished third in the freestyle relay race.

The medal winners were not the only successful ASC team as all of their A teams finished in the top eight of their respective relay races.

ASC’s success in recent events has seen the club take their overall medal tally in the 2016 counties event to 45 including 18 golds, 14 silvers and 13 bronzes.