POOLE'S world junior finalist Jacob Peters plans to return to the pool a few days early tomorrow as he sets his sights on Commonwealth Games qualification.

Britain’s fastest-ever 17-year-old in the 100m and 200m butterfly was given two weeks off after his exploits in Indianapolis.

But he told the Daily Echo: “I’m meant to go back on Monday but I might go back earlier. I’m buzzing.”

Peters is now ranked second in England in the 200m butterfly after knocking more than 2.6sec off his PB to come seventh at the World Junior Championships.

His time of 1:58.40 was his second British 17yrs age group record in four days and make him the second quickest Englishman behind world and Olympic medallist James Guy, 21.

England’s qualifying time for the Games on Australia’s Gold Coast is 1:58.29 – and the Poole Grammar School sixth-former has another chance to achieve it at the Swim England Winter Championships in December.

Peters, one of the youngest in a final that included five 18-year-olds, said: “I want to get that time. I want to go to the Commonwealth Games so badly.

“I’d just love to be on the same team as world champions Adam Peaty, Ben Proud and James Guy.”

Peters described his first global international as “inspiring”.

“I’m hungry for more,” he said. “I came within a second of a bronze medal at world juniors and that’s a massive confidence boost.

“It’s made me want it even more.”

Peters now sits proudly atop Britain’s 17yrs all-time rankings in the 100m and 200m butterfly above such illustrious names as Guy, Olympic medallist Steve Parry, five-times world champion James Hickman and British record holder Michael Rock.

And he broke both national age group records within eight days of his 17th birthday, which he celebrated on the day he arrived in Indianapolis.

“I received a card signed by the whole British team and when they sang Happy Birthday at dinner that evening, all the other teams joined in,” he said.

Peters also paid tribute to Poole coach Barry Alldrick, who guided him to not only the national records but two finals, two semi-finals and five Dorset records.

“Barry’s a great coach and so knowledgeable,” he said.

“He prepared me well, trusted me, didn’t talk to me before a race but bigged me up after a race, which improved my confidence.”

• Wareham and District SC retained their Jurassic League title after winning all four rounds of the 2017 competition.

They completed their success with a four-point victory margin in the final round at Bridport before joining the other five clubs for a celebration barbecue.

Hester Mugford, Tanya Blanchard and Alex Peaty were all double winners.

Mugford won the open 50m butterfly and 16/u 50m freestyle, Blanchard the open and 14/u 50m breaststroke and Peaty the 12/u 50m fly and freestyle.

Other individual winners were Jo Tegg (16/u 50m backstroke), Issy Holmes (14/y 50m fly), Lucy Ingram (50m freestyle), Margo Dmochowska (open 50m free) and Nia Bourne (12/u 50m breast).

Final points: 1 Wareham 24, 2 Wincanton 20, 3 Heron Swim Team 16, 4 Bridport Barracudas 12, 5 Blandford Flyers 8, 6 Ilminster 4.