A 20-strong squad of Kendal swimmers made the trip to Sunderland to test their skills in a Long Course Meet.

Although they found medals hard to come by a large number of P.B.s and qualifying times were achieved.

Megan Jones got the ball rolling with a great start in the open 200 breaststroke leaving challengers having to work really hard to keep in touch.

Holding her nerve and maintaining the pressure with her stroke pattern, she pulled out that bit extra in the final length and timed her finish to perfection to take gold.

Her 100 breaststroke found her in a real battle with three Newcastle swimmers and in the final turn they all made a spirited bid for the honours.

Hitting the pads in a storming finish she was just touched out of the win to take silver.

A change of pace in the 50 breaststroke however saw Jones give a fantastic display of sprinting at it’s best.

The talent, power and will to win was all there and quickly into her rhythm she matched her rivals and stroke for stroke into the pressure zone where she produced another injection of pace to pull off another brilliant win. She then went on to put in some great swims with pleasing results in five other events.

Another outstanding win came from Elliot Woodburn in the 100 breaststroke where he used all his skills and pool knowledge to great effect.

Taking them out over the first length he came out of his turn and transition with a 2 sec lead to hold off all challenges and steal the win in an exciting finish.

The 50 breaststroke saw him produce another titanic effort and in a blanket finish he was just touched out into Silver medal position.

He went on to add another silver for his 100 backstroke and a bronze for an outstanding performance in the 50 freestyle.

13-year-old Caitlin Deegan entered a whole series of events from sprints to medleys and had a fair degree of success.

Her best result came from the 100 backstroke where she got into the nix and with a powerful finishing burst to snatch a bronze medal.

Another multiple entrant, Josie Johnson, came up with a marvellous effort in the 50 backstroke where she too took the bronze medal with only a split second parting four of the finishers.

Other highly commendable performances came from Alice Eastwood, Bethan Rowley, Lucy Sargeant, Emma Capstick, James Escolme and Alex Tallon to add to the squad's successes.