POOLE'S Jacob Peters is set to become one of the youngest men to swim for England in the Commonwealth Games after staging a one-man butterfly ball at Sheffield.

The 17-year-old was the talk of Ponds Forge after a stunning medal hat-trick at the Swim England Winter Championships.

Even Caroline Peaty, mum of Adam, tweeted that it was “pretty exciting”.

In the space of four days, Poole Grammar School sixth-former Peters won his first and second senior national titles and smashed his British 17yrs age group records in the 100m and 200m butterfly.

He also dipped more than a second inside England’s Commonwealth Games consideration time in the 200m and gave world and Olympic multi-medallist James Guy a race to remember.

Peter also rose to seventh in the British men’s all-time list in the 200m.

His form as good as guaranteed him a place on the England team, due to be announced in the new year.

He will join a small handful of Englishmen who have swum in the Games aged 17 although sprint legend Mark Foster was 16 when he went to the 1986 Games.

Peters may be joined on the Gold Coast by Bournemouth Collegiate School’s Paralympic medallist Alice Tai, who has a consideration time in the S9 100m backstroke.

But former Swim Bournemouth ace Jay Lelliott, now based in Sheffield, may miss out on a second Commonwealth Games despite winning the 400m and 1500m freestyle.

Peters began the championships as he meant to continue with a Dorset record 24.28sec in the 50m butterfly heat which he equalled when winning the final.

That time is within 0.17sec of the British 17yrs age group record, held by Ben Proud, who is now world champion in this event.

Next up was the 200m fly with Guy alongside.

Peters turned first at 50m before Guy took a 1.5sec lead only for the Poole teenager to close the gap to 0.5 on the final length.

“It was so helpful to have James there. I could see I was reeling him in,” he said.

“I’m shocked but so happy. Seeing that time on the board was indescribable.”

Peters’ silver-winning 1:57.16 carved 1.24sec off the British 17yrs record he set in the world junior final in August.

Both he and Guy will swim the event on the Gold Coast.

In the 100m fly next day, Peters survived a turn that his coach Barry Alldrick likened to “an egg splatting against a wall”.

He recovered to snatch victory by 0.02sec in 52.92, his second British age group and fourth Dorset record in four days.

Minutes later he had a memorable introduction to Britain’s coaching chief.

He was running to his medal ceremony when he collided with GB head coach Bill Furniss, knocking his phone to the ground.

“I didn’t want it to be a boring first introduction,” Peters joked. “Bill saw the funny side. We met properly later and he said he was impressed with my stroke and pacing.”

All three Poole swimmers at Sheffield made the podium.

Jazz McCrea, 16, broke her Dorset record to take silver in the 50m butterfly in 27.19 as well as coming first and fourth in the B finals of the 100m fly and 50m freestyle.

Ollie Fairman, 14, won junior bronze in the 100m backstroke but had to withdraw from his preferred 200m due to illness.

Poole’s Emily Clarke, swimming for Loughborough University, came sixth in the 800m freestyle.

Other Dorset results - BCS: Ella Chown 40th 100m fly, 45th 50m fly, 51st 200m fly, 54th 200m IM; Alex Bryant 41st 100m back, 49th 50m fly; Finn Trehane 35th 50m breast, 36th 100m breast, 42nd 200m IM, 48th 200m breast; Onioluwa Taiwo 38th 50m free.

Swim Bournemouth: Drew McGregor 41st 100m breast, 46th 200m breast; Amy Brown 35th 100m breast, 42nd 200m breast, 60th 50m breast.