CARNEGIE swimmer Ellie Turner claimed a super silver and a brilliant bronze as the club enjoyed a highly successful British Summer Championships.

The 15-year-old, together with club-mates Ollie Carter and Morven Lister, travelled to the prestigious event in Sheffield last week and came away with two podium places and some well earned personal best times.

Held at Ponds Forge, the meet brings together the top age group swimmers from across the UK, with only the 24 highest-ranked competitors in each event invited.

The talented trio had told Press Sport in the build-up to the championships of their hopes of reaching finals and achieving PBs, and went on to achieve those ambitions.

But for Woodmill High School pupil Ellie, she built on winning 200 metres and 400m individual medley bronze medals in the women's 13/14 years age category last year by winning a first-ever British Championships silver in the 200m backstroke, as well as a bronze in the 100m backstroke.

The six-day event, which began last Tuesday, saw 18-year-old para-swimmer Ollie first up for Carnegie in the 400m multi-class freestyle, where he booked his place in the final by smashing his own S10 classification Scottish record with a time of 4:23.29.

Although he improved his own national record again in the final – impressively taking it down to 4:21.85 – he narrowly missed out on the medals in fifth place.

Ellie meanwhile swam a season's best time of 5:01.99 in the women's 15 years 400m individual medley heat to reach the final, where she produced a fantastic performance to clock a PB of 4:58.01 and place fourth, just 1.89 seconds behind Northampton's bronze medallist Betsy Wizard.

The second day of competition saw Morven, 14, join the proceedings as she took to the pool alongside Ellie for the 100m backstroke.

Both Carnegie stars enjoyed great swims of 1:06.25 and 1:05.33 respectively to take their place in the final, where Morven significantly improved on her heat time to finish seventh in 1:05.89.

It also sounded the first medal klaxon for Ellie, whose time of 1:04.25 was not only good enough for a PB, but for third place and a fine bronze medal, behind silver medallist Caroline Lewitt (1:03.94), and race winner Honey Osrin (1:03.36).

Ollie then returned to the pool in the 100m multi-class freestyle, advancing from his heat in 58.71, but he couldn't quite reach those heights in the final as his time of 59.05 saw him forced to settle for 10th place.

A tough 200m butterfly saw Morven post a time of 2:30.77 in the heats but, in the 200m backstroke, both she and Ellie enjoyed their finest moment of the competition.

An early heat time of 2:21.84 placed Morven fourth and booked her spot in the final, which was soon followed by Ellie clocking 2:19.37 to qualify in second.

Racing in lanes next to each other, the pair excelled once more as Morven improved her time with a new PB of 2:20.28 for a fine fourth place finish, while Ellie – also posting an excellent PB of 2:16.65 – swam to her first-ever British Championships silver medal.

Those performances set both girls up for the 200m individual medley and 50m backstroke events.

In the 200m individual medley, Morven missed out on the final after posting a heat time of 2:27.99, but Ellie's effort of 2:23.65 placed her seventh, and she went on to swim another great PB of 2:21.37 and improve her heat position by finishing fifth.

In the 50m backstroke, the Carnegie pair couldn't be separated in the heats as they both clocked 31.03 to place 14th-equal – which, unfortunately, saw them miss out on the final – before Morven finished her, and the club's, championships with a strong swim of 1:06.27 in the 100m butterfly.