YOUNG swimmers pool-ed together to triumph in a big competition for the first time in their club’s history.

Inverclyde Amateur Swimming Club entered a team of of youngsters aged eight to 12 in the Clyde Coast Mini League.

Thrown in at the deep end, they clinched their first success since the club started participating in the tournament 39 years ago.

The league, which runs between March and May, is an annual competition for younger swimmers from the west of Scotland area.

After it is completed, the top six clubs in the league then take the plunge for a final ‘swim-off’ and the IASC kids saw off all of their rivals by a distance.

They won by more than 100 points from City of Glasgow Swim Team, who finished in second place.

‘Proud’ IASC coach Kyara Mitchell was delighted by their performances.

Kyara said: “It is hard to describe how much of an achievement it is.

"The fact that it’s the first time in the club's history of winning the league shows how much the club is growing and developing.

“The kids were fantastic throughout the competition.

"They surprised everyone by how quick they all swam when it came to the final against some really tough competition - some of these teams were much bigger than our own.

“They really pulled it out the bag when it mattered most and didn’t let the pressure or atmosphere distract them.

“We couldn’t be prouder."

The club has thanked all its helpers behind the scenes - such as team captains Eilidh Melrose and Oliver Jones, who supported the young swimmers on the day and have themselves been part of mini league since they were six years old.

They also thanked sponsors Beeks Financial Cloud and Vanilla Square, whose support allowed them to buy the swimmers new kit.