While temperatures soared outside, a blistering pace was set in the pool at Holywell Swimming Club's Summer Sprint Meeting.

An electric atmosphere provided the backdrop for the 11 teams taking part in the late season meet at Holywell Leisure Centre.

Wrexham swimmers emerged as the weekend's clear winners, topping the rankings with a collective points tally of 852.5 on the day.

The club emerged from the contest with an impressive 226 medal haul that included 36 golds to leave rival clubs trailing in their wake.

Wrexham's standout performers included Ethan Benton and Ethan Fry in the Boys 13 section, record-breaker Gethin Williams in the U10s, 16-year-old William Clayton and 12-year-old Joshua Lunt.

The club's girls were in equally great form, with Caoimhe Majid-Byrne excelling in many of the the U10 races and dominating the podium places.

The youngster took six golds from the event with three other medals to boost her personal tally and earn her the 'Best Girl' trophy.

Clubmates Evie Price and Ruby Clayton were both strong in the Girls 12s events, with Ruby Jones impressing in the Girls 13 section by setting a new Girls 100m back record of 1:12.76.

Wrexham head coach Craig Prime said: "The results from the Summer Sprints Meet were very impressive from all our members.

"Their attitudes and team spirit were excellent whilst their skill, delivery and focus showed massive improvements.

"It’s wonderful to see all the swimmers and coaches hard work and dedication come to fruition and result in personal best times, medals and meet records. Our confidence going into the Welsh summer Nationals is now sky high."

Holywell's 42-strong team turned in a series of superb performances to finish second outright with their eventual total of 614 points.

A memorable weekend of action for the hosts yielded a superb 152-medal total and 110 PBs for their swimmers.

Ffion Austin and Jean-Luc Lovell-Pascal were in scintillating form, collecting eight golds apiece.

Austin almost swept the board in the Girls 15 competition, with wins in the 50m fly and 100m fly, 50m free and 100m free, 50m and 100m breaststroke, and the 50m and 100m IM.

Meanwhile Lovell-Powell was equally unstoppable in the Boys 12 section, winning all but one of his races.

Holywell's record-breakers included Liv Davies (Girls 14 100m backstroke), Ethan Cameron (Boys 12 100m crawl) , Molly Martin (Girls 14 50m and 100m breaststroke) and Sadie Lee (Girls 100m crawl).

Steven Evans was also among the club's biggest points winners with five golds helping him to a 43-point haul in the Boys 11 section, with Zac Hewitt emerging with three first-place finishes and 36 points from races in the Boys 9 section.

Chirk Dragons were seventh outright after their 88-point haul with brothers Samuel and Lewis Walmsley among the medals in the U11 and U13 boys sections respectively.

Charles Bird won silver in the Boys 10 100m Breaststroke, while Aaliyah Robins took silver in the Girls 15 50m free before earning a bronze in the 50m Back.