LEE Peterson from Braintree and Bocking Swimming Club was in medal-winning record breaking form in Sheffield as he competed in the Swim England National Masters Championships.

The championships are the biggest short course competition in the domestic masters calendar.

It attracts competitors from all regions of Great Britain and competition is extremely fierce.

Peterson was competing in the 45 to 49 age group and at the end of the three-day competition, he walked away with five gold medals and two silvers.

His golds came in the 100 metre breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 50m backstroke, 100m individual medley and 200m freestyle, with two silvers in the 200m individual medley and the 50m breaststroke.

All seven swims were East Region Master records and continued a rewarding year for the Braintree swimmer.

His additional successes have included gold medals in the 100m breaststroke at both the Summer and Winter Essex County Age Group Championships.

On reflecting on his achievements, he jokingly said: “I’m not getting older, I’m just becoming a classic.”

Braintree head coach Erica Johnson added: “ Lee strives to always do better than the time before and his hard work and dedication to swimming are still paying off."