ULVERSTON Otter’s, Nicola Capstick stormed her way to a fantastic set of results in Cumbria’s County Championships held in the new pool at Workington.

She was absolutely untouchable at backstroke where she reigned supreme.

Capstick lives in Kendal and attends Kirkby Kendal School and trains and swims with the Otters. She completed a brilliant treble, taking the Open Ladies 50, 100 and 200m backstroke titles to join an elite group of swimmers who have ever achieved this feat at county level.

Her technique and talent, especially her turns and transitions, simply gave her a window of advantage that her opponents were unable to match.

Her success didn’t stop there, as not yet being 17, she went on to add the Junior Women's 100 backstroke and junior women's 200 individual medley titles to her score.

She then collected the silver medal for women's 100m individual medley final and a bronze for the women's 200 individual medley.

Her efforts didn’t end there either, picking up bronze as a member of the junior women's medley and freestyle relay teams and then qualifying as a finalist for the 50 and 100 breaststroke.

While the championships were her main target she also added an amazing haul of age group badges along the way which now makes her one of the leading lights amongst swimmers from Cumbria.

The Club produced another worthy winner in 17 year-old Tom Robinson, who gave an immaculate display of all round swimming to win the 200 individual medley championship, holding off challenges from Pierce Greening (Cockermouth).

Off the blocks he got a great start and put himself on the front and setting the pace and dominating the race through all it’s phases.

Any attacks were met with another injection of pace from Robinson who saved his best effort for the last length where he burst through to hit the pads for a brilliant win.

He too went on to qualify for other finals taking silver at 200 butterfly and bronze for 50 backstroke, 50 butterfly and 100 butterfly.

His efforts also brought him a crop of badges following excellent performances in the age group competitions.

Three other girls got into the mix with multiple badge wins and put in some terrific swims. 11 year-old Felicity Boyle came away with14 badges, seven of which were wins and the rest runners up.

Shannon Parker drew on all her reserves to take a hat trick of wins together with a second and three thirds.

Despite having only one winners badge Amelia Mardel went on to hold it together and take six second places and three thirds.

Other minor awards went to Annabelle Crayston, Orianne Sharp, Ethan Alpress, IsaacTizzard and Louis Jones giving the swimmers another outstanding meet.