LOUIS Doyle was the pick of the bunch as Worcester swimmers won five medals at Swim England’s Home Nations in Sheffield.

The championship debutant claimed gold in the boys' 15 years 50-metre backstroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Doyle qualified for the freestyle final in third in a personal best of 25.35 seconds and then clocked 25.41 to bag bronze.

He swam 28.77 in the backstroke heats and then powered to victory in the final in 28.60.

Daniel Day, who won two medals at the 2017 competition in the backstroke, was in the boys' 13 to 14 years 200m and 50m freestyle.

He secured bronze in the 200m in two minutes 3.48 seconds after qualifying sixth in 2.05.56.

Day also got a 50m bronze in 25.96 on qualifying third in 26.00.

Charlotte Hall bagged Worcester’s fourth medal in the girls' 17 and over 50m butterfly.

She qualified eighth in 29.37 before flying along in 28.84 in the final to snatch bronze, making up for finishing fourth in 2017.

Championship debutant Lauren Annis went through to the 14 years 50m backstroke final in sixth in 31.89 and then got eighth in 32.04.

Her older sister Megan Annis did 32.01 in the 15 years 50m backstroke to narrowly miss out on the final.

British Summer Championships silver medallist Will Gearey qualified for the boys' 15 years 100m butterfly final in sixth in 1.00.28 and then finished in the same position in a PB of 1.00.13.

Meanwhile, Worcester's Olivia Fletcher and debutant Natasha Dobson went to the Welsh Home Nations in Swansea.

Fletcher, who secured her first Welsh national cap in February and has been to the competition four times, qualified in seven events while Dobson made five.

There was a 16 years 50m backstroke gold for Fletcher in 31.34 after qualifying first in 32.03.

She went through to the 100m backstroke final first in 1.09.07 and then won in 1.07.79.

Fletcher qualified second in the 100m freestyle in 1.00.07 and then did a season's best of 59.31 for another gold.

Her fourth gold came in the 50m freestyle after qualifying second in 28.25 and doing 27.89 in the final.

Fletcher won silvers in the 200m backstroke and 50m breaststroke after qualifying second in both in 2.28.51 and 35.42 respectively.

Her final swims were in 2.26.89 and 35.41.

Dobson produced several PBs in the 15 years group and was close to making her first home nations finals.

She did 31.76 in the 50m butterfly, 33.71 in the 50m backstroke, 1.11.84 in the 100m backstroke for 12th, 1.04.53 in the 100m freestyle and 2.37.10 in the 200m backstroke for 10th.

Worcester assistant head coach Jon Fletcher said: “Both Olivia and Natasha applied themselves brilliantly throughout the week.

"With professionalism shown during every session I was delighted with the race skills. They should be very proud of themselves.”

Josie Armstrong also attended the meet but not as a Welsh Home Nations qualifier.

Her best swim was in the 200m individual medley in 2.31.98 for fourth in the 16 year final.

She did 5.12.13 in the 400m individual medley, 1.10.17 in the 100m butterfly and 1.02.66 in the 100m freestyle.