BRIDPORT Barracudas surged to a brilliant haul of 14 medals during the opening round of the Dorset Novice League.

Barracudas’ young swimmers also delivered an outstanding 29 personal best marks from 30 swim times in what was a hugely successful meet.

Kian Vercoe was the stand-out performer, claiming two golds with victories in the 10-and-under 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle.

Riley Hawkins also claimed gold in the 12-and-under 50m butterfly, while Jemyma Moss-Hayes triumphed in the 14-and-under 50m freestyle before earning silver in the 50m breaststroke.

There were also silvers in the 50m butterfly for Terry-Jane Hare in the 14-and-under and Theo McCarthy in the 10-and-under categories.

Ruby Rix picked up 50m backstroke silver in the 14-and-under as Holly Symes also got in on the act with 50m freestyle silver at 11-and-under level.

Barracudas claimed an additional five bronzes, headed by William Caplen in the 14-and-under 50m breaststroke.

Evangeline Murless took 12-and-under 50m freestyle bronze, while Courtney Pearce won the final medal in the 11-and-under 50m backstroke.

In the 10-and-under class, Kieran Daubney and Jacob Fraser earned bronze in their respective 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke races.

A club spokesperson said: “A big thank you to everyone involved with this gala.

“But also to all the volunteers who run and support the club and help the swimmers to achieve so much.”