A Hillingdon swimmer has broken a nine-year-old record previously held by a London 2012 athlete.
Molly Thompson, 12, swam the 50m breaststroke at the Arena League Junior National Final in 34.63 seconds, beating the time set by Sophie Allen in 2004 before she embarked on the world stage.
Brodie Judge also found red-hot form to improve on landmark times set by other Team GB swimmers, excelling in the 50m front crawl with a time of just 27.12 and clocking 30.24 in a fiercely contested 50m backstroke.
The Hillingdon team broke six records in all at Corby East Midlands International Pool in Northamptonshire, including the age 12 girls medley relay, made up of Judge, Thompson, Jemima Hall and Grace Dempsey.
Not to be outdone, the boys were also breaking records in the front crawl relay, with Alfie Collins, Ben Scott, Liam Styles and Max Fraser all on top form.
It was a similar story in the cannon relay as Cara O’Toole, nine, Cameron Bartholomew, nine, Rosie Joslin, 10, Billy Lee-Knowles, 10, Emily McCarthy, 11, Dillon Roglic, 11, Judge and Collins raced home.
Collins and Judge were named the top boy/girl in their age groups after securing wins in all their individual events.
Judge also collected Swim of the Meet with her amazing 50m front crawl time of 27.12 seconds.
It was the sixth year in a row Hillingdon have made the national final – in the past four years, the club has managed one third place and two second place finishes.
The top eight teams from across the country, four from the north and four from the south, gathered for a test of skill, speed, technique and determination to win in the showpiece event.
More than 300 teams had been vying for a place at the Area National final and Hillingdon booked their spot after a team of 36 swimmers aged between nine and 12 made the trip to Peterborough in October to win the Southern Area semi-final.
Coaches Lesley Westendorp and Gary Mohammed are extremely proud of how the whole team worked together to secure this fantastic result.