SWIM Bournemouth swimmers have started 2017 with a record-breaking spree that has largely rewritten the club’s record books.

Eighteen swimmers aged nine to 19 toppled 49 club records between them across three different meets.

Callum McGregor, Max Looker and Amy Brown led the way with 23 records between them.

McGregor and Looker set at least one record in each of the three meets.

McGregor set new short-course figures in the 16yrs 100m and 200m butterfly at the club championships and the 200m butterfly and 400m individual medley (IM) at the Bristol Christmas Cracker meeting before adding long-course times in the 100m and 200m fly and 400m IM at the United Bristol New Year meet.

Looker’s records came in the 10yrs 100m butterfly at the club championships and the 50m fly and 100m breaststroke in the Bristol Christmas Cracker meet and the 50m and 100m fly in the United Bristol.

Amy Brown’s 11 records came in the 12yrs 200m backstroke, 200m breaststroke and 100m, 200m and 400m IM at the club event and the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 200m and 400m IM in the United Bristol.

Drew McGregor set three records across two meets, taking the 13yrs 100m breaststroke standard in the club competition and the long-course 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke at Bristol.

Alan Szczasiuk, 12, and 13-year-old Oli Fairman each set three records at the club championships.

Other record-breakers included Abigail Manns, Mollie Sleeman, George Gibson, Jess Richens and Georgina Hawkins with two apiece.

Those breaking one record included Isabelle Hepburn, Kelvin Wong, Eva Hourigan, Jamie Workman, Harriet Fish, Arohi Singh and Matthew Workman.

Meanwhile, at the 50m sprint events at the Swim Bournemouth club championships, five swimmers achieved a clean sweep across the four strokes.

Max Looker won the two-lengths butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke in the 10yrs age group, a feat matched by Luca Parkes (11yrs), Drew McGregor (13yrs), Ollie Cleal (14yrs) and Christian Kenwright (15).

Triple sprint title winners were Jamie Workman and Halle Harris (8-9yrs), Georgina Hawkins (10yrs), Charlie Head (13yrs), Sophie Barratt (14yrs), Maddy Warren (15yrs) and Mark Sidorenko (16 and over).

• More than 50 swimmers and a similar number of spectators converged on Littledown for a fun gala in memory of former Bournemouth Dolphins and Littledown Masters coach Laurie Dormer, who died last year.

The competitors covered several generations of Laurie’s swimmers, who came from many parts of the country to pay tribute to a coach who was influential in getting Littledown’s eight-lane 25m pool built in the 1980s.

The gala, which also raised over £400 for charity, was followed by a social event.