SISTERS Abbie and Aimie Quarrie topped an avalanche of medals for the host club at the Poole Season Starter open meet in Dorchester.

The siblings secured 18 podium places between them, including 12 wins, as 76 Poole swimmers reeled in no fewer than 317 medals.

Older sister Abbie’s tally featured an impressive seven golds in the 16yrs 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 50m and 100m butterfly and 200m and 400m individual medley.

Aimie’s nine medals included gold in the 14yrs 200m breaststroke, 200m butterfly and 100m, 200m and 400m IM.

Max Looker struck gold six times, winning the 12yrs 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m and 200m fly, 400m freestyle and 400m IM. He also broke the 12yrs club record in the 100m breaststroke.

Alex Chiriac, Molly Goddard, Arron Hopkins, Ella McNamara, Luca Sartorius and Zack Studley scooped five golds apiece.

Charlie Meek and junior international Jazz McCrea won four golds each and there were three wins for Tom Cutbush, Kieran Duffy, Liam Duffy, Jessica Huggins, Tilly McHugh, Grace Montague and Betsy Vavasour. Lottie Vavasour marked her 10th birthday by winning eight medals.

West Dorset were named top visiting club with Seagulls’ George Gillett and Lauren Osgood taking the top boy and girl awards.

Meanwhile, Georgina Hawkins struck gold six times to lead a 149-medal haul for Swim Bournemouth at Portsmouth’s season-opening First Chance meet.

The 11-year-old’s six of the best came in the 11yrs 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke and 50m and 100m breaststroke.

She also led a medal clean sweep in the 50m breaststroke as team-mates Minnie Barratt and Elizabeth Dawson came second and third.

Conor Cherrington’s five medals were all gold. He won the 12yrs 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m backstroke and 100m fly. Brothers Matthew and Jamie Workman both struck gold four times.

Jamie won the 11yrs 50m and 100m backstroke and 200m freestyle and led a Swim Bournemouth clean sweep in the 200m fly, as Sam Chamberlain came second and Cameron Willcocks third.

The talented trio won 14 medals between them, with Frank Chappels chipping in another five in the same age group, including two golds.

Matthew Workman’s six medals included gold in the 50m fly and backstroke and 200m breaststroke and IM.

Callum McGregor, 18, Denise Nettley, 14, nine-year-old Ruby Hindell and 15-year-olds Phoebe Kelman-Johns and Abby Manns each included three golds among their medals.

Elsewhere, Paralympic gold medallists Alice Tai and Mikey Jones, both from New Milton, are among just 14 swimmers named in British para-swimming’s podium squad for 2019 following a “robust review” by selectors.

Swim Bournemouth’s George Kelman-Johns is among 25 named in the academy squad.

Meanwhile, Poole have been promoted from third to second in the Southern Junior League following a recount of points from the September final.

Revised result: 1 Swim Bournemouth A 242, 2 Poole 182, 3 Plymouth Leander 172, 4 Keynsham 146, 5 Swindon Dolphin A 134, 6 Severnside Tritons 133.