POOLE’S British senior and junior champions Jacob Peters and Jazz McCrea have been named in a 30-strong GB team for the European Junior Championships in Helsinki.

It will be McCrea’s second European juniors after reaching the semi-finals in Israel last year.

But Peters, 17, will be making his debut after leapfrogging the 2017 event to go to the World Junior Championships.

He will also be in the unusual position of competing at the European juniors in July when he has already represented England at next month’s Commonwealth Games.

Peters, British 17yrs record holder in the 100m and 200m butterfly, said: “It will be good experience before I look to break into the senior GB team.

“I’ll be aiming to win a medal but it will be very competitive.

“Defending champion Kristof Milak of Hungary is also world junior champion and world junior record holder.”

McCrea, 16, who won the junior 50m freestyle final at this month’s British Championships in Edinburgh, said: “I’m really happy to be in the team and with my training partner as well.

“All the hard work is paying off. It would be good to make a final.”

  • Bournemouth Collegiate School’s Alex Bryant was the backstroke king at the United Bristol Level 1 Open Meet, striking gold in the 15yrs 50m, 100m and 200m as well as bronze in the 50m butterfly.

Club-mate Honor Davies won bronze in the 100m backstroke.

Alan Szczasiuk contributed three times to Poole’s 44-medal haul. He won gold in the 13yrs 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly. Lottie Vavasour and Luca Sartorious made 11 podium visits between them.

Vavasour took gold in the 9yrs 50m and 100m backstroke, silver in the 100m freestyle and bronze in the 50m and 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

Sartorius won gold in the 10yrs 50m breaststroke and butterfly, silver in the 50m freestyle and 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m backstroke.

Claire Stuhlmacher and Molly Goddard also included two golds among their winnings.

Stuhlmacher came first in the 11yrs 100m backstroke and 400m freestyle, second in the 200m free and third in the 100m free.

Goddard won the 12yrs 200m and 800m freestyle and was third in the 50m free while her brother Jack took gold in the 10yrs 400m freestyle and bronze in the 200m breaststroke.

Thea O’Keefe won a medal of each colour in the 16/o freestyle – gold in the 400m, silver in the 800m and bronze in the 200m.

Club-mate Teagan-Mae Graham joined her on the podium with gold in the 800m and bronze in the 400m.

Robbie Hemmings won silver in the 13yrs 200m backstroke and bronze in the 100m back and 400m freestyle.

Charlie Meek contributed four medals to the Poole tally with silver in the 11yrs 200m fly and bronze in each of the three backstroke distances.

Jess Richens won silver in the 16/o 200m butterfly.

Other bronze: Aimie Quarrie 14yrs 800m free, 400m IM; Fin Chandler 12yrs 200m back; Betsy Vavasour 11yrs 50m fly; Ella McNamara 14yrs 50m fly; Max Looker 12yrs 200m fly; Zoe Steele 11yrs 200m IM; Kath Baker 16/o 200m IM.