RAYS of sunshine have been apparent at a Vale of Clwyd sporting club.

There has been a successful time in the pool for a number of Ruthin Rays Swimming Club representatives.

Club member Rhodri Williams, swimming with the City of Liverpool Swimming Club, attended the Manchester International Open.

He performed amazingly well against much older swimmers, coming away with two gold medals and four personal bests.

Ruthin Rays proudly hosted its round of the inter-towns gala, welcoming Corwen, Rhyl and Denbigh swimmers to compete in a friendly competition.

A number of the Ruthin swimmers joined in for their first ever gala and they mixed well with the seasoned competition swimmers.

After a fast and furious day of racing, Ruthin Rays finished up as runners-up in the competition.

It was then on to Llandudno, where the Ruthin squad attended the Swim Conwy autumn meet with a weekend full of great swims, personal best times and medals.

Leading the way was Millie Hannant, with two golds, one silver, two bronze and four personal bests.

There were also medals for Nathaniel Grant (gold), Ando Hannant (silver) and Dylan Cookson (two bronze), while multiple personal bests were achieved by the likes of William Grant, Shannon Harvey, Dylan Menzies, Osian Menzies and Llio Thomas.

Ruthin Rays' most recent event was the Geoff Drew memorial gala in Holywell and yet again there was a great team presence, with some amazing races and medals all round.

Daniel Harvey and Amelia Lloyd both secured four gold medals, with three golds and two bronze heading the way of Shannon Harvey.

Continuing the golden theme were Nathaniel Grant (two gold), William Grant (two golds) and Llio Thomas.

There were also medals for Gabriella Bailey (silver), Jessica Hilton-Jones (bronze) and Anna Roberts (bronze).

On the same weekend, Katie Cranwell attended the Swim England Masters Championships in Sheffield.

She achieved five personal bests in five races, winning a silver in the process.