JACOB Peters warmed up for his international debut next month with a magnificent seven Dorset championship titles in the county showdown – and a trio of records.

After missing gold in the 1500m freestyle a week earlier, the 16-year-old hit the water swimming for the shorter events, winning all but one of the eight senior titles on offer during two days of competition.

His championship titles came in the 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle, 50m and 100m backstroke, 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley (IM).

Along the way he also set new competition best times (CBTs) for the senior and 17 and over 50m backstroke (26.34) and the 17/o 100m butterfly (55.74).

Between sessions, the 6ft 3in Peters was also given some tips by Swedish international Pontus Palmqvist, aged 25 and 6ft 4in, who was at Littledown to promote Swimzi pooldeck kit.

Palmqvist also presented some of the medals.

The only men’s gold medal that did not go home with Peters was for the 200m breaststroke, one of the weekend’s closest races as Swim Bournemouth’s George Gibson beat Poole’s Luke Roxburgh by just 0.02sec in 2:25.27.

Finn Trehane from Bournemouth Collegiate School (BCS) was less than three seconds behind them to claim the senior bronze and one of his three junior gold medals.

His other golds came in the 100m butterfly and 200m IM.

Swim Bournemouth’s Oli Fairman, 14, winner of the 1500m a week earlier, added junior golds to his collection in the 50m backstroke and a 400m freestyle in which only Peters beat him to the senior title.

Seagulls’ Max Weeks was junior champion in the 50m and 100m freestyle while Alex Bryant (BCS) took the junior honours in the 100m backstroke.

Poole’s Jazz McCrea won four of the eight senior titles in the female events, claiming gold in the 100m and 400m freestyle, 100m butterfly and 200m IM. Her butterfly time of 1:02.28 was a 16yrs CBT.

The 100m freestyle was a Poole clean sweep with Jasmine Holmes and Thea O’Keefe taking the senior silver and bronze.

McCrea had to settle for silver behind team-mate Fiona Hardie in the 50m freestyle and BCS’s senior and junior champion Kayla van der Merwe in the 200m breaststroke.

BCS swimmers also won most of the other championship titles with Ella Chown alone winning 11 podium places in seven events.

These included both senior and junior gold in the 50m backstroke, junior gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 100m butterfly plus two silver and three bronze medals.

Chown also set a 14yrs CBT of 1:04.48 in the 100m butterfly.

BCS’s Lottie James became senior 100m backstroke champion from Chown and Swim Bournemouth’s Amy Brown, whose 50m backstroke time of 31.70 was a 13yrs CBT.

Swim Bournemouth’s Isabelle Hepburn won the junior gold in the 400m freestyle from Alex Palotai-Avella (BCS) and Ella Bowman (Swim Bournemouth).

In the freestyle relays Poole won the boys’ 14/o 4x100m and the 13/u 4x50m in a CBT of 1:57.89.

In the medley relays Swim Bournemouth struck gold in the girls’ 13/u while BCS won the 14/o event .

The county championships conclude this weekend at Littledown.

Results published in today's Daily Echo.