ULVERSTON’S 11-year-old Amelia Mardel emerged as the club’s golden girl at the open meet held in Kendal’s Leisure Centre, taking a string of gold medals from her swims.

Opening her account with the 100m individual medley, she used her and particularly breaststroke a strength to hold off her rivals and timed her win to perfection.

Continuing with 50m and 100m breaststroke, she quickly found her rhythm and went into the lead and forged ahead to win both events with a fair degree of ease.

Her sprinting prowess showed through at 50m butterfly and freestyle, but her superb talent put her on the front and she powered to the finish for gold bringing her total haul to five golds.

Indya Sharp was also in great form but could have had better luck. She pulled out all the stops to grab the gold at 50m butterfly, setting the pace and coming through to a brilliant win. Then she took on four events, the 100m and 200m individual medley, 100m backstroke and 50m breaststroke, where she had to settle for the silver medal.

She then finished her day with another fine swim at 50m backstroke to take the bronze.

10-year-old Felicity Boyle scored a hat trick of wins, starting with the 200m individual medley where she had too much skill for her opponents and timed her finish with perfection to wind. Her sprinting at 50m backstroke and butterfly was just as impressive, enabling her to triumph and snatch gold in both races. Another 10 year old, Annabel Crayston, also gave some performances to be proud of with gold in both backstroke and freestyle. She added a silver in the 50m freestyle.

Joshua Turner got in the mix with some great efforts. He produced wins at 50m butterfly and 100m breaststroke, and then added Silver for his 100m butterfly and 100m individual medley.

Ethan Allpress was another whose luck could have been better, finding himself taking silver at 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 100m individual medley. However, the 100m freestyle had him digging deep to secure the gold medal.

Other swimmers were to produce gold medal efforts along with silvers and bronze. Anna Morrison at 100 Butterfly, Maisie Allonby snatched 100 Breaststroke, Shannon Parker took her favourite event, the 100 Freestyle, whilst 9yr old Phillip Crayston won the 50 Breaststroke. Minor place medals went to Imogen Stoker, Grace Weaver, Isabella Eley, MaisieScales, James Parker, Brodie Scales, Adrian Lee-Cheong and Louis Jones to complete a successful Meet for the Club.