Ulverston swimmers made the trip to Workington and having built up their skills throughout the previous year they arrived full of eagerness and confidence to make their mark on this year's County Championships.

In particular club captain, Nicola Capstick was determined to defend the championships she held from last year.

Opening her account in the Age Group competition she found herself in the mix with club-mate Indya Sharp in the Ladies 100m Backstroke.

Both girls got away to a brilliant start and immediately opened up a lead over the rest of the field and going into the last few metres the result could have gone either way. However hitting the pads together it was Capstick who emerged as the champion lowering her time to 1:06.55 while Sharp took silver with a time of 1:06.94 and also made her the winner of The Junior Ladies Championship.

Their next encounter came in the Ladies 50m Backstroke, a Championship that Capstick wanted to defend above all others and the final was another masterpiece as both Capstick and Sharp went head-to-head.

Capstick with a time of 30.40 did enough to hold off Sharp. This was a memorable result for Capstick who set a new county record, having now won this event five times in succession, a feat never achieved before by a Cumbria swimmer.

Sharp however despite having to settle for silver again emerged as the Junior Ladies 50m Backstroke Champion, which was a tribute to her dedication and skills.

She then went on to compete in the Ladies 100m Breaststroke Championship where she once again claimed a silver.

Another of the Otters Amelia Mardel, 14, also made her mark on the Championships reaching four finals and getting in among the medals.

Evie McMullen also gave performances to be proud of when she qualified for the final of the Ladies 50m Freestyle sprint and with a highly respectable swim was just outside the medals. She did a repeat in reaching the final of the Ladies 100m Backstroke and again emerged with great credit. Anna Morrison was also in the hunt and took on the gruelling Ladies 200m Butterfly, reaching the final but she too had to be content with a place outside the medals.