HARWICH Swimming Club made a splash at the Essex Senior Winter Championships, at Basildon Sporting Village.

The team produced an excellent performance, with personal bests being beaten, county qualifying times achieved and club records smashed.

Daryl Rands managed some top finishes, placing a respectable sixth in the boys' open 200m breaststroke and seventh in the boys' open 100m individual medley (IM).

Matt Kent achieved personal bests (PBs) in all four events entered and also broke three Harwich records in the boys' under-16s 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 100m IM.

Oliver Dann gained PBs, resulting in an extra county qualifying time in the boys under-15 50m freestyle.

Samuel Hand also achieved a PB in the boys' 50m backstroke.