LEDBURY and District Swimming Club won 23 medals at Worcester's new swimming venue.

A group of Ledbury’s younger competitors flew the flag for the club among West Midlands rivals at the annual Worcester Development Meet.

In the event organised by Worcester County Swimming Association, competitors from Ledbury ranged in age from nine to 13 years and won medals in almost every discipline.

In total, Ledbury won two golds, 10 silvers and 11 bronzes.

Stand-out performances came from James Young, 12, who won gold in the 50-metre backstroke and two other silver medals, Emily Goggins, nine, with two silvers and two bronzes, Luke Hopkins, 10, with a gold in the 100m freestyle and Spike Burnage, 13, with four bronzes.

Club chairman Steve Watson said: “These are fantastic results for our swimmers.

"The Worcester Development Meet is highly competitive and it is great to see LADASC competing with the larger clubs across the West Midlands and holding our own.”

Many of the swimmers are now straight back in to training for the Worcester and Hereford Open Meets in the next month.

Watson added: “With a strong and steady membership, friendly atmosphere and high-quality coaching the results from Worcester Development Meet show that LADASC is really the place to be if you are an aspiring or accomplished competitive swimmer.

"We welcome newcomers at any time so please do get in touch.”

Ledbury train across the week in both Malvern and Ledbury and welcome new members.

For more information visit LADASC.co.uk.