YOUNG Swanage swimmer Daisy Kirkpatrick won three gold medals at the Dorset County Swimming Championships against the best swimmers in the county for her age group.
Daisy, 11, came first in the 100 metres butterfly, 200 metres breaststroke and 100 metres individual medley in the championships held at the Littledown swimming pool in Bournemouth.
She was representing the Swim Bournemouth team in the event which attracted 400 swimmers from across Dorset.
Daisy won 11 medals in the championships and will be gaining some experience in 50-metre pools before going on to compete in the South-West regional championships in April at Millfield School in Somerset.
She also won Swim Bournemouth’s junior swimmer of the year trophy at the start of the year.
The dedicated youngster trains three mornings and two evenings a week, and for the early starts sets her alarm for 4am to be in the pool by 5am.
Daisy’s family run the popular Swanage fish and chip shop The Fish Plaice.