TEENAGE swimming sensation Oliver Jones has ended the year on a high after receiving the Worcester County Swimming Association Founders Prize.

Despite the competitive swimming season being curtailed by Covid-19 the youngster got off to the perfect start.

Over three weekends in January and February, then aged 14 years old, Jones, from Hereford, competed at the Worcester County swim meet, which sees swimmers from all of the county clubs that have gained the qualifying times compete against each other.

Jones had an outstanding meet, having qualified for all 18 events in the 17+ years age category, he came away with 11 gold and seven silver medals.

On top of that Jones also won nine junior county titles and broke two junior county records in the 50 and 100-metre breaststroke events.

Furthermore, he gained a silver and bronze medal in the senior category.

Jones gained qualifying times for every event at the West Midlands Championships which were to have taken place in Coventry last May, prior to the pandemic which has seen all meets cancelled since March.

Following his success Jones has been awarded the 2020 Worcester County Swimming Association Founders Prize, which is awarded each year, to the swimmer whom the management board deem most outstanding in the year.

Jones is extremely honoured to have been selected for this award and he would like to thank the Worcester County Association and also The Beryl and John Trust Hereford.