POOLE won the top club trophy at an open meet for the third time in four weeks after stuffing their Santa sack with medals at Bristol.

The club followed up their open meet successes at Bournemouth and Dorchester by reeling in 114 medals at the City of Bristol Christmas Cracker Level 2 meet – 32 gold, 41 silver and 41 bronze.

There were also honours aplenty for Swim Bournemouth, including eight golds and the award for the meet’s top girl for nine-year-old Halle Harris.

She won the 9yrs 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m backstroke, 50m butterfly and 200m individual medley (IM).

Poole’s 11-year-old Max Looker went two better in medal terms, winning nine golds and one silver placing third in the overall top boy contest.

His wins came in the 11yrs 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, 50m and 100m backstroke and 200m IM.

Team-mate Robbie Hemmings was fourth boy overall after a medal tally that included gold in the 13yrs 200m and 400m IM, five other medals and three club records.

Poole’s Claire Stuhlmacher and Lottie Vavasour were third and fourth girls overall.

Stuhlmacher won gold in the 200m backstroke as well as three silver and three bronze medals while Vavasour won seven medals.

Two swimmers achieved a golden hat-trick, Ella McNamara winning the 14yrs 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly, Thea O’Keefe the 15/o 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle.

Double winners included Jack Goddard in the 9yrs 200m backstroke and 400m freestyle, Molly Goddard in the 12yrs 50m and 200m freestyle, Jess Richens in the 15/o 50m breaststroke and 400m IM, Kelvin Wong in the 15/o 50m and ?100m breaststroke and Carter Stuhlmacher in the 12yrs 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle.

Other Poole winners included Amy Gooch in the 13yrs 200m backstroke, Charlie Meek in the 11yrs 400m IM, Mae Phillips in the 10yrs 200m backstroke and Ollie Weston 200m breaststroke.

Jamie Workman was Swim Bournemouth most prolific medallist, contributing two golds, five silver and three bronze to his club’s tally of 42.

His wins came in the 10yrs 100m butterfly and 200m breaststroke.

Alex Palotai-Avella also won two golds – in the 13yrs 200m and 400m freestyle as well as silver in the 200m IM.

Cody Collins’ five medals included gold in the 9yrs 100m backstroke.

Harriet Fish won gold in the 400m IM and silver in the 200m fly.

Milo Treloar won gold in the 13yrs 400m freestyle and silver in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Matthew Workman won a third of Swim Bournemouth’s 15 bronze medals as he came third in the 12yrs 50m and 100m freestyle 50m and 200m breaststroke and 200m IM.

Bronze also went to Jayden Coombes in the 9yrs 50m fly and 100m backstroke, Jenson Harris (11yrs 50m back), Millie Sleeman (11yrs 200m fly), Abby Manns (15yrs 50m breast) and James Stevens (9yrs 100m free).

• Former Bournemouth Collegiate School academy swimmer Alice Tai set an S9 world record in the 100m backstroke at the British Para-swimming Short Course Championships.

The Rio 2016 gold and bronze medallists clocked 1:07.37 in Manchester, where she is now based.

Current BCS swimmer Leo McCrea won three gold medals, three silver and one bronze as he improved his PBs in all seven of his events.