OLLIE Snelgrove played a starring role as Bicester Blue Fins took home 23 medals from the Thame Junior Development Meet.

Competing against Thame, Witney, Newport Pagnell and Didcot, the club landed six golds at the competition for eight to 12-year-olds.

Snelgrove bagged four medals from as many events.

The eight-year-old, who was making his competition debut, won gold in the 50m freestyle, butterfly and breaststroke as well as silver in the 100m individual medley (IM).

Regan Bremner, eight, also making his first appearance, shone with second in the 50m backstroke and butterfly, and bronze in the 100m IM.

Rayan Guesmi, ten, took gold in the 50m butterfly and 100m IM, as well as silver in 50m backstroke.

Earlier in the day, Blue Fins hosted a level 4 1,500m event, with 23 swimmers from academy to masters taking to the water.

Top performances came from Matthew Barker (12), Will Jones (13), Tim Walker (14), Nate Bishop (15), Freddie Whybrow (19), Imogen Blowes (12),

Ellie-May Honour (13), Katy Filsell (14), Tia Falkner (15) and Estelle Fisher.

Bicester’s 12-strong team for the Midlands Masters Regional Championships also impressed, winning 38 medals in Rugby.

David Jardine (40-44) led the way with nine medals from 11 events, while Estelle Fisher (60-64) claimed two gold and two silver.

Ryan Steward (30-34) bagged three victories and two second places.

Andy Smith, Mike Procter and Hannah Mansfield returned with golds, while the 200m medley team were also victorious.