BRITISH silver-medallist Ellie Turner led the way with five titles as Carnegie Swimming Club enjoyed glittering Scottish National Age Groups Championship success.

The Woodmill High School pupil, who won a silver medal in her first-ever British junior final in the 200 metres backstroke at last month's Edinburgh International Swim Meet, which incorporated the British Championships, was in top form as she and several of her clubmates impressed at Glasgow's Tollcross International Swim Centre.

The five-day event attracted a number of the country's top swimmers and talented Turner proved once more that she is in that category, qualifying for the final of all 10 events that she competed in.

The opening day of competition saw the women's 15 years 200m backstroke heats take place and there was a Carnegie one-two, with Ellie and Morven Lister qualifying first and second in times of 2:20.76 and 2:21.28 respectively.

A seventh-place finish in the heats then saw Turner qualify for the 100m freestyle final ahead of the 200m backstroke, in which she struck gold (2:18.34) while Lister took bronze in 2:21.29.

Turner then finished fifth in the 100m freestyle (1:00.95) and a fine first day was completed by Ben Montgomery, who qualified for the boys' 14 years 50m butterfly final and placed seventh in 29.63.

Further final places were then secured by Turner and Lister in the 100m backstroke and 400m individual medley events, the latter of which also saw them joined by Rebecca Braid, and they resulted in two more titles for Turner.

She saw off the challenge of Natare West London Swim Club's Caroline Lewitt in the 100m backstroke, touching home first in 1:04.52 as Lister took the bronze in 1:05.50, while she also picked up the 400m individual medley gold.

Her time of 5:02.30 was 0.47 seconds ahead of Dundee City Aquatics' Iona MacLeod as Hearts Swim Club's Ellie Reilly completed the podium, with Lister (5:15.09) and Braid (5:27.88) fifth and ninth respectively.

In the girls' 16 years event, Levi Wilson finished 10th in 5:32.62 before both she and Jessica McKee reached the 200m butterfly final on day three, placing eighth and ninth respectively in 2:36.80 and 2:39.96.

Eilidh Collyer was 10th in the women's 17-18 years 400m freestyle (4:48.46) but, in the girls' 15 years 200m butterfly, Lister scooped bronze in 2:25.93, a time that was just 0.65 seconds behind North Ayrshire's silver-medallist Rachael Grant.

Although they both reached the 400m freestyle final, there were no medals for Turner or Braid, who finished fourth and eighth respectively, but Carnegie – and Turner particularly – soon had podiums to cheer on the competition's penultimate day.

She and Lister made it to the finals of the 200m individual medley and 100m butterfly races and, while the latter finished fourth in each, Turner picked up a pair of golds, winning with times of 2:22.44 and 1:04.48 respectively.

There was then a bronze for Turner in the 50m backstroke, finishing 0.09 seconds behind Broch's second-place swimmer Elaine Murray, while Lister just finished outside the podium places in a time of 31.03.

Braid placed ninth in the 800m freestyle (9:50.87) while Montgomery, in the boys' 14 years 100m butterfly, was fifth in 1:06.97.

The final day of competition was to end on a high note for Carnegie, who saw Turner reach the 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly finals, while Braid and Lister each made one apiece.

A fourth for Turner (2:10.60) and an eighth for Braid (2:14.88) was the outcome in the 200m freestyle but, while Lister (30.32) finished eighth in the 50m butterfly, Turner picked up a silver medal with a fine swim of 29.52 that was just 0.09 seconds behind the race winner.

Turner's five titles was the most from her age group and her 100m backstroke success saw her finish third in the 16-and-under girls' best individual performance table.

Other Carnegie members who competed and acquitted themselves well by qualifying in individual and relay events were Joanna Rae, Hebe Weavers, Ellen Balfour, Ciaran Adam, Alex Christie, Finlay Hay, Robbie Graham, Brooke Gillies, Janet McLean, Dylan Calder, Jonathon Paton, Cameron Lister, Matthew Dewar, Alyx Innes, Imogen Paton, Eilidh Oliver and Thanrada McGregor.