A TEAM of swimmers from a Gourock school have been making a splash at a national competition.

The nine-strong pool from Clydeview Academy returned from the west of Scotland round of the Scottish Schools Swimming Competition with an impressive medal haul.

Fifth year Lauren Macleay put in a stellar performance to win gold medals in the 100m and 200m backstroke events.

She told the Tele: “It was great for us to compete at this level.”

Her brother Darren, who is in first year, also had a great day, achieving fourth place in the 100m and 200m breaststroke races.

The team also included Kian McNelis, a third year pupil, who achieved first place in the 200m freestyle race and second spot in the 100m backstroke event.

Also in the silverware was Matthew Garrity, a second year pupil who also had a great day after winning gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Adam Brooks, a second year pupil, won gold in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 400m freestyle races with fourth year Lyall Black taking silver in the 200m IM race and the 100m fly.

Aimee Watson, who is in second year, won silver medals in the 100m fly and 200m IM races.

Sam Sharkey and younger sister Emma also had a great day, with Sam taking home gold in the 100m and 200m breaststroke events as Emma achieved a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke race.

Sam said: “Swimming doesn’t get a lot of attention but hopefully our success will help.”

Teacher Jill Gillespie said the school is proud of the swimmers.

She said: “It’s lovely to see so many or our young people being successful.

“They train really hard as they are up at 5am in the morning some days so deserve the success.”