POOLE'S former British junior champion Jacob Peters is set to make his international debut in early March after being selected for a 29-strong England junior team.

The 16-year-old will also take part in an England training camp in Marseille before competing in the Mediterranean Open Meet in the southern French city.

The team will be racing against many of Europe’s top swimmers ahead of the British Championships in April and other internationals in the summer.

Peters, who has broken British junior records as well as 52 Dorset records in two years, will swim in the 50m, 100m and 200m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 100m freestyle.

• Seagulls’ 13-year-olds Miles Ward and Sam Small made the podium nine times between them at Bristol to top a 34-medal tally for the Christchurch club.

The Bristol United New Year Meet included level 1 and level 3 competitions and Ward’s five medals all came at the higher grade events.

Seven long-course PBs in seven events saw him win gold in the level 1 13yrs 100m butterfly in 2:32.23, silver in the 200m and 400m freestyle and bronze in the 200m and 400m individual medley (IM).

Small won at least one medal of each colour – gold in the 200m backstroke, silver in the 50m and 100m freestyle and bronze in the 50m backstroke.

Ed Jaszek struck gold four times in the level 3 competition, winning the 50m and 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke and 200m IM as well as silver in the level 1 50m breaststroke.

Sonny Chamberlain-Hyde, competing in a 50m pool for the first time, slashed almost 30 seconds off his 200m backstroke PB – the biggest improvement by any swimmer in the entire meet.

His time of 2:36.19 not only won him the level 3 gold but would have won the level 1 event.

He was also second in the 50m butterfly and freestyle after lowering his PBs in all seven of his events.

Eleven-year-old Lawrence Elliott bounced back from the virus that laid him low at Christmas to win gold and bronze respectively in the 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Dan Staples’ trio of level 3 gold medals came on three different strokes as he won the 50m backstroke, 200m breaststroke and 400m freestyle.

The aptly-named Goldsack family came home with half-a-dozen medals.

Eve Goldsack won gold in the women’s level 3 100m and 200m backstroke and bronze in the level 1 200m butterfly.

Younger brother Louis, 15, won gold in the level 3 100m backstroke and bronze in the 100m freestyle and silver in the level 1 50m backstroke.

Stamina queen Emily McWilliam’s two silver medals both came in eight-length events – in the level 1 400m freestyle and the level 3 400m IM.

James Richardson won silver in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 200m.

Bronze also went to Poppy Cordell-Thompson in the level 1 100m butterfly and Isaac Ellis in the 200m breaststroke.