THE region's top young swimmers took part in the Urdd national gala's last week.

The Welshpool Sharks Swimming Club was well represented at the Welsh National Pool in Cardiff.

Among the swimmers to return home with gold medals was Welshpool's Finlay Jones who won the Year 7 100m backstroke while Guilsfield Primary School Year 5/6 won the the freestyle relay.

Meanwhile Mitchell Hunt of Welshpool claimed silver in the Year 9 100m breaststroke with Carwyn Owen taking a silver medal in the Year 11 100m breaststroke.

The regional squad also tasted silver in the Year 14/15 200m boys freestyle relay and 200m mixed medley relay while the Year 16/19 boys also claimed silver in the 200m freestyle relay and medley relay.

The regional Year 12/13 boys claimed bronze in the 200m medley relay with Ryan Hardy taking a bronze in the Year 3 25m backstroke and William Church in the Year 5 50m butterfly.