Northgate swimmer Louise Edmunds shone on the national stage with two silver medals at the Scottish age group championships.
Louise, 13, and sister Jenna, 15, made sure the club’s first foray north of the border was memorable by achieving five finals places between them and no less than nine long course club records.
The pair, who qualify as Scottish through their mum Lorraine, also put themselves in a good position to qualify for this summer’s British and home nations championships.
Louise qualified for 10 events in total and powered past more established Scottish stars to claim silver in both the 50m and 100m breaststroke finals. Her times put her in the top 10 in Great Britain and she is well placed for a spot in the summer national competitions, with eight weeks of qualifying left to go.
She also finished fifth in the 200m breaststroke final, sixth in the 200m individual medley and was a reserve for a further four finals, racking up no less than eight club records and nine personal best times in the process.
Jenna found herself in exalted company in the senior age groups, with world, European and Commonwealth medallist Hannah Miley amongst the entries.
She broke a long course club record in the 50m breaststroke on her way to 10th place in the final, and finished a creditable 16thin the 100m breaststroke.
Both girls will now be preparing for the West Midlands championships before aiming to cement their places in the qualifying berths for either the British summer championships or Scottish summer championships in July and August.