Shakil Giordani made history at the recent British Swimming Championships by becoming the first ever member of Haringey Aquatics to take part.

Giordani, from Tottenham, competed alongside the likes of Ben Proud, Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott at the championships in Glasgow and impressed by setting several new personal best times.

The 16-year-old competed in the 50m and 100m backstroke events, the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly where he qualified for the junior final, finishing fifth after being seeded sixth going into the race.

Giordani in one of the country’s top swimmers in his age group and is currently the only London-based swimmer in his age group to appear in the top ten rankings in his top events.

Paul Doyle, Haringey Aquatics head coach, said: “Shakil is very committed and has worked hard in the past couple of years to become the club’s most successful swimmer to date. His dedication and subsequent success is a huge inspiration to our younger swimmers coming through the ranks.

“He joined Haringey Aquatics ten years ago, quickly took to the discipline of the sport and developed his strength and technique to become one of the best in the country.”