RYAN Openshaw went on a personal gold rush to lead a 144-medal haul for Poole and Swim Bournemouth swimmers at the year-opening Bristol Level Three Long Course Open Meet.

The Poole 11-year-old swam nine events and won a medal in each, including gold in eight. His wins came in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle and the 200m and 400m individual medley.

The odd one out was the 50m backstroke, in which he had to settle for bronze.

Close behind in the podium visits was team-mate Claire Stuhlmacher, who racked up a personal tally of five golds and a silver – including freestyle wins over 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m and in the 50m backstroke.

Four golds each went to Louis Clayton and 16-year-old high-flier Jacob Peters.

Peters, the former British junior butterfly champion, came first in all three butterfly events and the 50m freestyle and second in the 200m freestyle.

Younger team-mate Clayton was first in the 50m and 200m backstroke, 100m freestyle and 100m IM and third in the 200m IM.

Robbie Hemmings won all three backstroke events in his age group to top a tally of three gold, two silver and a bronze.

Teagan-Mae Graham also struck gold three times, winning the 200m and 400m freestyle and 200m backstroke.

Jazz McCrea, 15, followed up her first British junior title last month with gold in the 50m and 100m butterfly and bronze in the 200m breaststroke.

Every race had a silver lining for Finley Chandler, who came second six times.

Senior club-mate Matt Collins almost matched this with five silver and a bronze while Zoe Steele claimed four silver and a bronze.

Other Poole medallists: Kieran Duffy (one gold), Jasmine Wong (one gold, one bronze), Katie McKenna (one gold, one silver), Nuala O’Keefe (one gold, two silver, two bronze), Thea O’Keefe (one gold), Lara Johnnston-Trow (one silver, two bronze), Jasmine Holmes (one silver, one bronze), Holly Harris (one silver, one bronze), Abbie Quarrie (one silver), Leonie Wiehle (one silver), Sheila Monera (one silver), Rosie Holland (one bronze).

For a team picture of Poole's swimmers, see today's Daily Echo.

Twelve-year-old Amy Brown led Swim Bournemouth’s 35-medal haul at the Bristol Level One Meet with seven golds and a bronze.

Her magnificent seven came in the 12yrs 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m and 100m backstroke and 200m and 400m individual medley.

Her bronze came in the 50m freestyle and she also made the senior final of the 50m breaststroke.

Milo Treloar’s six medals included gold in the 12yrs 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle as well as bronze in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and 400m freestyle.

Millie Sleeman and Kelvin Wong also made the top step of the podium. Sleeman won gold in the 10yrs 50m butterfly and silver in the 100m fly and 200m freestyle. Wong won the 16yrs 50m breaststroke and was third in the 50m freestyle.

The McGregor brothers won eight medals between them – seven in breaststroke or butterfly events.

Drew’s winnings were silver in the 13yrs 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m breaststroke and 50m and 200m butterfly.

Callum took silver in the 50m breaststroke, bronze in the 100m and 200m butterfly and gold in the level three 400m individual medley.

Saskia van der Schouw won bronze in the 11yrs 100m and 200m breaststroke while Jess Richens took bronze in the open 50m butterfly and reached two senior finals.

George Gibson was a finalist in both the senior 50m breaststroke and the skins knockout competition.

In the Level Three events, Max Looker celebrated his birthday with gold in the 100m and 400m freestyle and 50m and 200m breaststroke.

Freya Waddington-Barton won gold in the 200m backstroke and 400m freestyle.