SAMUEL Chamberlain won six of the best to lead a 44-medal haul for Swim Bournemouth at the Yeovil Level 3 Christmas Open Meet at Millfield School.

The versatile nine-year-old used all four competitive strokes across three distances to achieve a double hat-trick of gold medals in his age group.

His wins came in the 50m and 200m freestyle, 50m and 200m breaststroke, 50m backstroke and 100m individual medley (IM).

Eleven-year-old Luca Parkes made the podium seven times, winning gold in the 100m freestyle and breaststroke, silver in the 50m butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle and bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Millie Sleeman was also a double winner, collecting gold in the 50m butterfly and 200m freestyle as well as silver in the 200m IM.

Cameron Willcocks won at least one medal of each colour – gold in the 200m IM, silver in the 50m butterfly and breaststroke and bronze in the 50m and 200m freestyle.

Jensen Harris almost matched this with gold in the 50m backstroke, silver in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 200m freestyle.

Jessica Larner struck gold in the 50m backstroke and bronze in the 200m back and 200m freestyle.

Other silver medallists were Finn Pardy in the 100m and 400m freestyle and 100m IM, Max Lanning in the 100m and 200m butterfly, Dan Newman in the 100m breaststroke and 200m freestyle, Aaron Tanner in the 400m freestyle, Jacka Ware in the 200m backstroke and Saskia Van Der Schouw in the 100 fly.

Bronze medals also went to Morgan Bryant in the 200m backstroke, Paige Bryant in the 50m butterly, Cora Lanham in the 100m breaststroke, Arohi Singh in the 200m breaststroke and Christian Kenwright in the 100m butterfly.

The Swim Bournemouth swimmers recorded 160 personal best times – a 78 per cent strike rate.

Seagulls’ Daniel Staples joined in the Millfield medalfest, making the podium six times as he won at least one medal of each colour.

The Christchurch club’s sole representative at the Yeovil meet struck gold in the 200m breaststroke in 3:12.40, a personal best by more than eight seconds.

Twelve-year-old Staples also took silver in the 50m butterfly, 100m backstroke and 400m IM and bronze in the 100m fly and 200m freestyle.