SUPER Stefan Krawiec stormed to four gold medals at swimming’s British Summer Championships.

Ross High School pupil Krawiec, 13, representing East Lothian Swim Team (ELST), took gold in the 100m and 200m freestyle and the 50m and 100m butterfly and almost made it five – only to be narrowly edged out in the 200m IM (individual medley).

The Tranent Amateur Swimming Club member, of Haddington, was one of five youngsters from ELST taking part in the competition, which attracted the best swimmers from across Britain.

He was joined at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre by Lucy Lucas, Bridget Lemasurier, Louisa Stoddart and Sean Craigmile, who had all qualified for their events.

Krawiec – who holds multiple Scottish age group records – had qualified for a dozen events and elected to compete in nine in the 13/14 years’ age group.

Most of his finals were dominated by swimmers a year older, aged 14.

He started his week with a final and a fifth place finish in the 400m freestyle, where he set a new personal best time of 4:12.79, taking 5.09 seconds off his previous mark.

Krawiec would come closer to a medal the following day in the 200m butterfly, where he set a national record in the age group but missed out on a podium place by 0.16 of a second in a time of 2:10.74.

Day three would see the first medal though as he took gold in the 100m freestyle and that continued with another personal best and gold in the 100m butterfly.

Krawiec’s personal best time of 57.80 broke the 13 years’ British/Scottish age group record and saw him win the race by almost two seconds over all his rivals.

Silver would come the following day in the 200m IM, where he missed out on gold number three by just 0.02 of a second.

However, there would be better news on the final day of the competition, on Sunday, where he took double gold.

He claimed gold in the 200m freestyle before rounding off the event with gold in the 50m butterfly as he came from behind to win the race.

Elsewhere, his ELST team-mates also enjoyed an impressive meeting.

Lemasurier competed in the 50m breaststroke, swimming strongly in her heat and narrowly missing out on the 17/18 years’ final.

The 17-year-old from Musselburgh will be competing in the same age group next year.

Meanwhile, 14-year-old Stoddart took part in the 13/14 years’ 100m freestyle and, again, narrowly missed out on the final.

The Haddington swimmer finished 20th but was just 0.3 seconds from tenth spot.

Gullane’s Lucas finished in second reserve spot for the final in the 50m backstroke and Craigmile competed in the 16 years’ 200m backstroke, finishing 21st.

Bruce Halloran, ELST head coach, said: “This has been a fantastic end to a brilliant season for ELST and the East Lothian swimming community.

“Stefan Krawiec has shown maturity beyond his years in how he has approached his first British Championships, finding a level of performance which his taken all of us by surprise.

“Swimming a year younger [than his rivals] at these championships is rare and Stefan has taken it all in his stride. Breaking a British age group record isn’t an easy thing to do, neither is medalling at British level.

“These results are a testament to the work Stefan and his peers puts in daily in training.

“For ELST to have five athletes at the British Summer Championships is a great success for the programme, moving on from three previously.

“We now look to the new season starting in September and the focus is ensuring we continue to increase East Lothian representation on a British stage and beyond.

“Well done to Stefan, Sean, Louisa, Bridget and Lucy, outstanding swimming all season and enjoy your summer break.”