Kendal swimmers enjoyed a highly satisfactory degree of success in this year's Cumbria County Championships and relay team events held at Workington and Kendal.

Their best moment came when Elliot Woodburn, 14, won both the Men’s 800m Senior and Junior Championships to become Kendal’s first county champion since 2009 and the first Kendal swimmer ever to win this particular championship.

His time also set a new 800m Junior Men’s Freestyle record.

He then went on to further successes taking silver in both the Men’s 50m and 100m Breaststroke championships.

The Junior Men’s Championships produced more terrific results for him. In the Breaststroke, Woodburn had to settle for silver in the 50, 100 and 200m events.

He completed his set with Bronze medals in the Junior 50 and 200 Breaststroke.

Megan Jones, 16, was another who got in among the medals. First off she claimed silver in the 400m Individual Medley and also took silver in both the Ladies and Junior Ladies event.

She then won bronze in the Ladies and Junior Ladies 1500m events.

The club had the most impressive squad for a number of years as Rosemary Swallow – Backstroke/Butterfly/Freestyle/Individual Medley, James Escolme – Breaststroke/Freestyle, Madeleine King – Freestyle, Natalie Pinder – Freestyle, Sophie Roberts – Freestyle, Jacob Klijn – Freestyle, Thomas Klijn – Freestyle and Alex Tallon – Butterfly, all reached Championship finals for the first time.

The final session saw Kendal’s squads in brilliant form. Stars of the squad were the 10/12yrs Boys combination of Joseph Bulman, Jake Gibson, Mathew Gibson and Mathew Foster who not only took the 4 x 50m Freestyle title but smashed their previous years 4 x 50 Medley record.

In the 4x50 Freestyle relay Alex Walton substituted Mathew Gibson and they all linked up together magnificently to come up with another great win.

The 13/14yrs Boys were also in great form winning both the Medley and Freestyle races.

They too went on to take the Freestyle Relay title in their Age Group with some super swimming and takeovers.