KENDAL Swimming Club continued with their programme of Laser X races.

The club turned to their central range of competitors and staged performances that showed the depth of talent in the club for years to come.

The girls' 100m Backstroke attracted a seizable entry and so high was the standard on display that in the final results four swimmers all set times under 1.30.00.

Following fine swims from all the swimmers in the earlier heats the leaders came down to Annie Bottomley, Nicole Horner-Bourne, Kate Collin and Kayleigh Craggs.

The swimmers all quickly settled into their stroke patterns and put themselves into a position where any one of them could strike for success.

Over the first 50m they all maintained a good place but each made sure they were saving their energies for the last length.

However, into the second 50m Bottomley produced another injection of pace and got about an arm’s length ahead and it then became a frantic battle between the other three as they all turned together and matched each other stroke for stroke.

Heading into the pressure zone Bottomley made a supreme effort and drew on all her reserves to keep her lead and timed her finish to perfection.

The minor places were decided in a blanket finish with Bourne runner up and Collin in third place.

The Boys 100m Backstroke saw Jake Smith, 11, took a commanding lead with Leo Murray in 2nd. Eventually he claimed the win.