Kendal Swimming Club’s latest round of Club Championships got off to a great start at the leisure centre with the 200m freestyle events.

The girls' heats in particular produced some fascinating swimming. Megan Bascombe and Emma Capstick battled shoulder to shoulder from start to finish and Elodie Malcolm and Susanna Corrie produced times with a fraction of a second between them.

The Ladies Championship went to Josie Johnson who pulled clear to win in 2:20.45 over Caitlin Deegan in silver and Isobel Kelly taking Bronze.

The Boys' Championship proved a great success for Ollie Sargeant who upped his game to come out on top in 2:13.09 with Thomas Klijn taking Silver and Scott Womack the Bronze.

Next came a series of 100m individual medleys, starting with the U12 girls led by Keira Nelson who held off Sophie Roberts and Lucy Klijn.

The boys' event saw James Escolme set a devastating pace to leave Mathew Foster and Joseph Bulman to fight it out for Silver and Bronze.

The U14 Girls brought real excitement to the occasion with Deegan, Lucy Sargeant and Freya Capstick chasing the honours. Deegan pulled off an outstanding win in 1:18.96 leaving Sargeant with Silver and Capstick the Bronze.

Elliot Woodburn gave his usual display of power and skill in the boys' event. He set the pace to finish well clear of Jacob Klijn and Leon Priestley-Nying.

Then came the turn of the ladies and it was Johnson again who took charge to win in 1:12.35 from Deegan and Sophie Richardson and claim a new championship record.

The boys played out a close encounter with Daniel Armstrong, Sargeant and Ben Cudby. In a storming finish, it was Armstrong who took the win in 1:06.40.

At 50m backstroke, the sprinters came into their own and the younger swimmers got a real chance to shine. In the U11s Abigail Greenwood and Tia Doherty came head to head and in a terrific finish. Greenwood emerged as Champion with Doherty taking silver and Evelyn Atkinson the bronze.

Mathew Foster proved a worthy champion for the boys ahead of Mathew Gibson and Austin Woodburn. The girls' event brought Johnson a hat trick of trophies following a fine win over Deegan and Capstick and Ollie Sargeant lifted the Gents trophy just touching out Cudby and Elliot Woodburn in a blanket finish.

A round of 25m butterfly events drawing on the younger age groups brought outstanding wins for Annie Bottomley, Austin Woodburn, Evelyn Atkinson and Idris Morgan.