RUTHIN Rays Swimming Club has been making waves over recent months.

The Junior Development Meet is a pentathlon event with swimmers encouraged to enter all strokes for their age group.

Ando Hannant achieved the 10-year-old top boy award with three gold and two silver medals.

Meanwhile, Nathaniel Grant was placed fifth for the nine-year-old boys.

Four club swimmers attended the Conwy Whitsun meet in Llandudno to represent the club and, as always, they competed fantastically well, with great personal best times all round.

Millie Hannant achieved two golds, a silver and three personal bests, while there was a silver, bronze and three personal bests from Nathaniel Grant.

There were also multiple pbs from Will Grant and Dylan Cookson.

With a hard month of training under their belts, Ruthin Rays finished off June with the Holywell summer sprints gala.

A total of 12 club swimmers attended, eager to improve their times and collect some of the many medals on offer.

There were medals for the top-six in each age category in this gala.

Among the medal winners were Dylan Cookson (one gold, a silver, a fourth, fifth and sixth), William Grant (a gold, seven silvers and a bronze), Shannon Harvey (three golds and three silvers), Jessica Hilton-Jones (one bronze, a fourth and two sixths), Daniel Jones (sixth), Amelia Lloyd (two bronze, a fourth, three fifths and two sixths), Dylan Menzies (sixth), Osian Menzies (sixth) and Gruff Price (sixth).

Also impressing with multiple personal bests were Anna Roberts, Llio Thomas and Constance Wight.

In other news, Will Grant became the new head boy for the Rays and he was presented with specially printed kit by head coach Andrea Harvey.

Saffie Mehra and Rhodri Williams had attended two long weekends of training in Connah's Quay and having completed in-depth course work and practical exercises, they achieved their level one coaching certificates.

Both now coach in Ruthin on a regular basis, where they started their club swimming.

Head coach Andrea Harvey is very proud of the Rays' attitude.

"Can I start by thanking all of the swimmers who have been drilling and swimming all those lengths, listening well, training hard and making great progress!

"Also, a big thanks to all the coaches, committee and parents who have given their time, skill and effort to the running of the club and to the galas - coaching, officiating, volunteering, baking, emailing and arranging so much behind the scenes.

"It is much appreciated and makes a massive impact on the success of the team, so the swimmers success can be enjoyed by all of us."