COLCHESTER Swimming Club's Charlotte Tree has been awarded the gold medal following her fine performance at the Open Water National Championships.

After an update from Swim England, the Open Water Manager has advised that regional results have been republished with 13/14 and 15/16 age groups instead of the original 13-16 age group.

The reclassification means that Tree, who recorded a time of 43.04 in the 3km event, has been awarded gold for the region, in the 13/14 year old category.

Colchester SC head coach Michelle Young said: “I'm absolutely delighted for Charlotte.

"She’s a very special talent and to win the regional gold medal at this prestigious event should fill her with confidence.”