Inspired by Team GB's Olympic success in the pool, City of Peterborough Swimming Club (COPS) has returned from the region's Swim England summer festival of swimming with at least 33 medals and 47 personal bests.

Results from the second weekend of swimming are not yet known - so those numbers are likely to rise.

The aim of the competition was to provide as many youngsters as possible the opportunity to return to racing after spending much of last year out of the water.

COPS has been training hard to make sure they were up to the challenge of racing over two weekends and they delivered.

Head coach Ben Negus said: "The first weekend of the Festival of Swimming was based around the 200m and 400m events, so we weren’t quite sure what to expect in terms of outcomes from the results after only 15 weeks in the pool.

"But I think it's safe to say results were better than expected. The team looked good technically, they were able to race and the mindset of our swimmers was absolutely on point.

"I'm not sure if it was our British Olympic swimming team's performance or just the sheer happiness to be back in the pool, but spirits were high and that shone through in the water.

"It's great to have this platform to finish on."

Grant Robins, Swim England head of talent, said of the event: “The support and desire by the regions to get this over the line has been incredible. I really hope swimmers, coaches and parents immerse themselves positively in this end-of-season festival.”