KENDAL has seen six competitors entered into the North West region over 15s category in the Liverpool swimming gala.

James Escolme came away as their leading figure with three championship gold and two bronze medals to add his already extensive collection.

In addition, he went on to contest the final of almost every event he swam.

He opened his account with a dazzling display of great technique and superb talent in the heats of the 200 Breaststroke.

After a close contest with Blackpool’s Mathew Charlesworth, it was only a supreme finish that gave Escolme the win in a time of 2:37.53.

The community took to social media to congratulate James on his phenomenal achievements. 

Barbara Selby said: "Awesome talent James, huge well done."

Lesley Capstick said: "Awesome James, so well deserved."

Richard Woodburn said: "Impressive swimming by all. Well done."

Laura Grace said: "Phenomenal Swimmer, well done James."

Julie Carol said: "Well Done to James and also to Molly, Chloe, Imogen, Matthew G and Matthew F."

Hannah Towers said: "Well done James, absolutely phenomenal!"

Lyndsay Fabian said: "Fantastic, well done James!"

Hannah Towers said: "Well done James, absolutely phenomenal!"

Craig Dart said: "Awesome James that’s a great write up."

Nic Ed said: "Awesome well done James you're a star."