Teddington Swimming Club’s James Adams may not have set the pool alight in France, but he believes competing in the Golden League Series is only getting him set in that direction.

The 22-year-old was selected in the London regional squad that competed in Armiens last weekend, thanks to recent performances in the London Regions Short Course Championship.

His best result came in the medley relay where his 100m freestyle leg helped to bring his team home in third place – behind the French and German teams - thanks to a personal best time of 52.2 seconds.

Adams competed in six individual events with his best efforts seeing him reach B finals in the 100m freestyle and 50m breast stroke.

And the Teddington coach is keen to build on the experience on his return to the UK.

“I learned a great deal by having this opportunity to swim against some of the best in the world and can’t wait to put what I have learnt into training,” he said.

“I particularly enjoyed racing Olympic medallists Florent Manandou, Fred Bousquet and Fabion Gilot."

Meanwhile, Brandon Sayers and Sophie Fussell were the stars of the show as Teddington brought the curtain down on their Middlesex Championship campaign which saw the club claim 70 medals in three weeks – including 15 golds.

Sayers, crowned fastest senior freestyle swimmer, claimed gold in the over 16s 1,500m freestyle and a phenomenal race that saw the 16-year-old set a new personal best of 16 minutes 40.17 seconds to smash his old mark by 13 seconds.

Fussell claimed the 50m breast stroke crown in 34.46 seconds - outside of her best time but still fast enough to be awarded the junior and senior trophy for fastest female breaststroker.

There were more county titles for 12-year-old Anna Smail, who set new personal bests in winning U13 800m freestyle and 50m freestyle golds.

Thalia Poaros, 13, won the U14 800m freestyle, while 12-year-old Jacob Patterson took the U13 back stroke title – also in a new best time.