SWIMMING stars from a local secondary school made waves at a major competition.

Pupils from Clydeview Academy, who all swim for Inverclyde Amateur Swim Club, made a splash at the Scottish National Age Group Championships at the Tollcross.

Emma Forster, a PE teacher at the school, says she is proud of the pool performers.

She said: "I'm absolutely in awe of them.

"The whole department at the school is proud.

"They performed wonderfully well."

Sam Sharkey, 16, who is in fourth year, competed in the 4x200m front crawl relay as well as the 4x100m front crawl relay and the 4x100m medley relay.

He said: "We did really well and moved up the ranks, so it was a great experience."

Also competing in the event was Lauren MacLeay, 16, who is in S5.

Lauren competed in the 50m, 100m and 200m back stroke, achieving 13th, 14th and 15th places for her age group.

Meanwhile her brother Darren, 13, who is in S1, picked up personal best times when he competed in the 4x100m IM relay and the 4x100m front crawl relay.

It was also a great racing day for Kian McNelis, 14, who finished sixth in the 1500m front crawl and eighth in the the 800m front crawl.

He was 13th in the 200m front crawl and 16th in the 400m IM race.

Thirteen-year-old Adam Brooks, who is in S2, competed in the 100m back stroke, 4x100 freestyle relay, the 4x400m IM relay and the 4x200m relay.

He picked up a personal best for his 100m back stroke.

Also taking to the water was S4 boy Lyall Black, 15, who competed in the 100m fly and 100m freestyle race.

Aimee Watson, 13, who is in S2, took home the silverware after a string of stellar performances.

She claimed gold in the 50m breast stroke and silver in the 100m breast stroke race while she also took home bronze in the 100m fly.

Matthew Garrity, 14, who is in S2, took podium places after winning gold medal in the 200m breast stroke and silver in the 100m breast stroke, scoring personal bests plus five fourth places.

Talented twins Fraser and Lewis McCulloch, who are in sixth year, also put in top performances at the event.

Teacher Ms Forster said: "They are all a credit to their club.

"They work so hard."