Swimmers and divers at an aquatic group have made a big splash after winning gold at their recent competitions.

Haringey Aquatics Swimmers competed in different races during three weekends between January 24 and February 7 at the 2016 ASA Middlesex Age Group County Championships, held at the Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre, Champions Way in Barnet.

Renat Samur, from Tottenham, won gold in the 100m and 50m Boys aged 14 Breaststroke.

Alex Vonckx, also from Tottenham, grabbed gold in the very last event of the tournament, the Boys 14-year 50m Backstroke.

Max Green won gold in the boys 12-year 50m breaststroke final despite being injured. Green also secured a silver in the 100m breaststroke and a bronze in the 100m medley.  

Gareth Davies also impressed after winning a bronze medal in the 200m fly competition and he was the youngest podium finisher at the age of 11 for Haringey.

Other Haringey Aquatics swimmers won silver, including Sushila Ghose-Coveney, 17, in the 100m and 200m Backstroke, Jude Liddiard in the 15 year 100m Backstroke and Alex Vonckx in the Boys 14 year 50m Breaststroke, 200m Backstroke, and 100m Individual Medley.

Paul Doyle, the coach, said: “Whilst this event is held early in the season, the tournament always helps to build solid platforms to work from as Haringey swimmers progress to London regional and English and British national championships.

“We look to have more swimmers than ever before competing at those events in 2016 and beyond.”

Haringey Aquatics divers also won nine medals at the Haringey Aquatics Open Dive Meet at Park Road Pools and Fitness, Crouch End, on February 7.

Seven teams and 176 divers of all ages competed against clubs from Waltham Forest, Havering, Barnet, Highgrove, Amersham and Dive London Stratford.

Some of the Haringey Aquatics gold medallists included, Thomas Clayton for the 8 to 11 boys group, Taro Kaneko for the 12 to 16 boys, Samuel Carson for the boys and Rick Dear for the masters.

Other divers took home medals including Shameiah Nanton, who won silver for the under 7 girls group and Ginny Czori, who won bronze for girls aged 12 to 16.

Richard Lerman, manager of the diving club, said: “The response to this event was overwhelming from the diving community.

“I am so proud of our divers, and all they managed to accomplish against some very tough competition.

“All of our divers began just six months ago, and watching them deliver such fantastic performances was truly inspirational.”

For more information about Haringey Aquatics, visit ww.haringeyaquatics.org.uk