Ulverston swimmers completed their programme in this year's County Championships and Relay team events at Kendal with some brilliant results.

Once again Nicola Capstick and Indya Sharp were eager and ready to go with success in their sights.

Capstick was looking to complete a treble by adding the 200 Backstroke Championship to her previous wins in the 50 and 100 and also defending her title for the third time.

Reaching the final as fastest qualifier and away from the start and out of transition she put herself on the front and took it on, setting a devastating pace.

With immaculate turns and outstanding stroke pattern she quickly began to edge in front and despite challenges from Barrow's Lily Smith she continued to dominate and timing her finish to perfection she hit the pads for a clear 3secs win in 2:23.79.

Then Indya Sharp got in the mix, starting with the 50 Breaststroke.

Entering the final as fastest qualifier Sharp had a brilliant start and transition off the block and with lots of controlled aggression produced a swim from the gods to take both the Ladies and Junior Ladies Championships in a storming finish 1sec ahead of Cockermouth’s Jess Prokas, Sophie Huggon and Eliza Nicholson.

Then came the 50 Butterfly and with the heats providing four of the finalists all on 30secs it promised to be the race of he meet.

They all got away to a brilliant start and showing skill, superb technique coupled with great talent they charged down the pool matching each other stroke for stroke. Out of the turn and transition Sharp, Prokas and Copeland’s Rebecca Amour dug deep into their reserves and launched devastating attacks.

Into the pressure zone it was anybody’s race, but another injection of pace had them hitting the pads together and the times showed Sharp taking the Ladies and Junior Ladies Championships with all three swimmers clocking 29secs.

She completed her efforts with another outstanding swim to take Bronze in the 200 Junior Ladies 200 Backstroke.

Alex Thompson produced a performance to be proud of in the Men's 50 Butterfly, an event dominated by Cockermouth swimmers.

Undaunted he matched them all the way to the finish, only to be touched out into Bronze medal position by a split second.

The Relay Team events were to bring more success to the Otters with the girls especially in dominant form.

The 13/14yr olds combination of Felicity Boyle, Imogen Stoker, Grace Weaver and Amelia Mardel reigned supreme in both the Medley and Freestyle events. Boyle led them out in the Medley with a superb Backstroke leg and giving Mardel the chance to open up a lead at Breaststroke.

Then Stoker kept up the pressure with a powerhouse effort, leaving anchor Weaver to bring them home for a brilliant win.

At Freestyle they gave a repeat performance to clinch the double for Otters in style. The Junior Ladies Freestyle Team also enjoyed success with an outstanding victory. The talents of Mardel, Sharp, Anna Morrison and Evie McMullen linked up to produce a superb team effort with class swims and takeovers.

In the Medley Relay they just missed out on another victory having to settle for 2nd place behind Cockermouth.

Then it was the turn of the Senior Ladies, with Capstick leading out at Backstroke in the Medley and immediately putting them ahead. Mardel kept up the pressure with her powerful and elegant Breaststroke, whilst Butterfly specialist Sharp turned on the screws and accelerated away to leave Evie McMullen cruising home with a 4sec victory.

They too then had to settle for a second place in the Freestyle behind Cockermouth despite outstanding efforts by all four team members.

There was some consolation for the boys when the 13/14yrs squad of Daniel Jesson, Ethan Alpress, Adam Jones and Seth Kelly took a marvellous third place in the Freestyle Relay to complete another marvellous set of results for the Otters.