AN outstanding performance by Kendal's Elliott Woodburn saw him take titles in all four of his swimming events in the Cumbria age group competitions staged at the town's leisure centre.

It brings his total haul from this year's series to 13 winners' badges and he remains undefeated in his age group. He got away to a great start in his opening event - the 50 Butterfly sprint - setting a blistering pace from the off.

He took the field into the turn and came out with his nose in front before another injection of pace saw him time his finish to perfection and win in fine style.

His next event - the 200 individual medley - saw him put himself in a position for success over the butterfly and backstroke legs. He turned on the pressure on the breaststroke leg, forging ahead before holding that lead in the freestyle, hitting the pads for a comfortable win in 2.23.16.

And he produced a magnificent win in the 50 breaststroke when he showed too much skill for his opponents and accelerated away two execute a brilliant turn before injecting more pace over the final length for a decisive win.

James Escolme also left his mark on the competitions when he too scored an outstanding victory in the 50 breaststroke. Full of confidence he took the opposition apart to come through for a memorable win. He kept up his winning ways in the 200 individual medley collecting the winner's badge with a fair degree of ease. He went on to make another valiant effort in the 50 butterfly but found himself just touched out of the win.

One of Kendal’s up and coming stars, 10-year-old Anna Roberts did the double with outstanding wins in the sprints. Her 50 breaststroke saw her take command and dictate the pace throughout. With her immaculate stroke pattern she dominated the race taking the win by two seconds. She then enjoyed another fine win in the 50 butterfly before and epic clash with Carlisle's Islay Bell in the 200 individual medley. These two matched each other stroke for stroke and it came down to a storming finish with Roberts just touched out into second place.

Her sister Sophie also got in on the act in the 50 butterfly and registered a two second win. Her 200 individual medley developed into a fascinating battle with Ulverston’s Felicity Boyle whose breaststroke leg proved to be the decisive and earned her the win.

Twelve-year-old Mathew Gibson swam a brilliant race in the 200 medley. Over the first 50 he was a little off the pace, but then made an attack and at the 100 mark developed a slight lead which he then continued to build on. At the 150 mark he had pulled well clear and cruised to a comfortable victory.

He just missed out on another win in the 50 breaststroke sprint taking second in another exciting finish. Butterfly specialist, Lucy Sergeant was at her brilliant best in the 50 metre sprint and her technique enabled her to snatch a win in a blanket finish.