The personal best count was into three figures as North Ayrshire’s younger swimmers put in some storming performances at the South Ayrshire Graded Meet at the Citadel in Ayr.

Of the 115 individual swims, 100 of them were improvements over their entry times.

The team collected 12 of the coveted ‘Swam Too Fast’ wristbands and another 14 medals.

Junior Coach, Alan Dickson said: “We had 33 kids entered this year but back in 2015 it was only seven. That alone shows a club that’s really on the up and everyone involved can take a lot of pride in that and have confidence in the future.”

Ruby McInnes was the fastest in her age group for every event she entered and was chased all the way by her friend Emily McGuire.

The eight-year-old’s reward was two wristbands for her 50m free and fly and gold medals for the backstroke and breaststroke. Emily, who’s also eight-years-old, was too fast in the free and took a silver medal in the fly and bronze in the backstroke.

Kate Stuart from Dalry, 10, collected three of the too fast rubber bands while elder brother James, 12, took six seconds off his 100m breaststroke and was top 10 in the backstroke and free.

Eleven-year-old Niamh Boyd from Saltcoats won a bronze in her 100m free with a six second PB and was top ten with eight seconds off her IM.

Thirteen-year-old Scott Kean from Stevenston collected a silver medal for his 100m free with a PB and nine-year-old Mairead Anderson, from Lochwinnoch, was faster in all four of her races, going top six in the 50m free and fly.

Molly Tulloch, 10, from Saltcoats hovered around the top ten all day and sliced 12 seconds off her 100m breaststroke and 11 from her freestyle, along with two more five second improvements in IM and backstroke.

12-year-old Stewart Reid from Dalry recorded a 13 second PB in his IM stopping the clock on 1:32.85.

Saltcoats swimmer Samuel Young collected three new PBs with a three second improvement in his 50m free good enough for fifth place. The 9-year-old was top ten in all four swims.

Lacey Rodgers, 10, from Stevenston found almost half a minute of time in her 100m breaststroke and fly races and was seven seconds quicker in her backstroke as well.