JOE Essery and Ruth Hadley performed well for Droitwich Dolphins at the Midland Youth Championships.

Hadley competed in seven events and reached two finals in the 50-metre backstroke and 50-metre breaststroke.

She also achieved two National qualifying times.

Meanwhile, Essery competed for the first time in the Championships in the 100-metre backstroke and swam really against the best swimmers in the district.

Four members of the club have achieved Midland qualifying times, with Chris Jenkinson and Tim Quiney joining Essery and Hadley.

Quiney achieved his time for the 100-metre breaststroke for the Midland age group championships at the Gloucester Open Meet.