BICESTER Blue Fins’ head coach Craig Oliver praised the depth of talent at the club during their annual presentation evening.

More than 150 awards were handed out at Launton Social Club, with members of all ages collecting prizes.

Stephen Taylor walked away with the top prize of swimmer of the year.

While accolades were handed out for the club’s 25-metre races, which included wins for Evie Scrivener, five, and Grace Kemp, six.

Specific awards also went to the top boy and girl ranging from eight to 17-year-olds, as well as the best short, middle, and long-distance performers.

Oliver was quick to praise the progress of Blue Fins’ younger swimmers.

He said: “We not only have a number of great swimmers, but a high number of them.

“We have great future promise, and I am truly excited by that.”

Jonathan Dowdy was awarded team player, while Chloe Wanless scooped the head coach’s accolade. Jane Walker picked up the presidents award.

Blue Fins chairman Jonathan Pilgrim said: “This is a time in the year where we all come together to celebrate.

“We recognise the achievements of all our swimmers who entered our club championships and the progress they have made over the past year.”