A SQUAD of nine Ulverston Otters gave a great account of themselves at a meeting in Leeds which featured many top Yorkshire swimmers.

There was an outstanding display from 12-year-old Ethan Alpress who kept up his recent winning ways with an outstanding display, collecting six gold and a silver medal from his swims.

Throughout the day he reigned supreme and it was only a second place at freestyle that denied him a clean sweep.

Winning breaststroke at 50 he had to work hard to hold off challenges but at 100 he surged ahead to finish with a five second winning margin.

In backstroke Ethan was more comfortable and over the 100 and 200 he was in total command, while over the 200 individual medley, again his all round skills were just too much for his opponents and left him the winner with a fair degree of ease, while in the sprinting, his power came into play and brought him another fine win at 50 butterfly.

And Ethan went on to finish his stint with a superb 100 freestyle but on this occasion had to settle for the silver medal.

Shannon Parker was also in dazzling form and got some just reward for some magnificent efforts.

Kicking off with a second place in the 50 butterfly sprint, she found herself just touched out of the win in a flying finish.

But then came her finest moment as taking on the 1500 freestyle her power and stamina saw her clinch a superb win in her age group in a time of 21:13.73.

A natural freestyle swimmer, she went on to produce terrific performances over different distances, battling her way to silver medals for 50, 200 and 400, then from somewhere deep in her reserves she came out fighting and snatched the bronze medal for the gruelling 800 before completing her day with a fourth place in the 1500.

Adam Jones also had a day of mixed fortunes but had some brilliant swims, with his 100 breaststroke perfection itself as he took control from the start, pulling clear of his rivals and timing his finish perfectly to take gold.

He followed this with a silver in the 200 breaststroke, just missing out on the win in a tight finish.

However, a pair of bronze medals from his 50 freestyle and 50 breaststroke coupled with a number of more minor places in his other events left him highly satisfied.

Seeking more experience from away galas, 9-year-old Reuben Eley was delighted to come away with a bronze medal from his 200 freestyle and taking fourth and sixth places at backstroke and freestyle.

And another 9-year-old, Marley Griffiths, swam brilliantly at 50 backstroke to take the bronze medal and a fifth place at 50 freestyle.

A superb swim at 50 breaststroke brought Grace Weaver a well earned silver medal and she went on to produce solid swims at Freestyle.

And Abigail Miller, Isabella Eley and Malacky Kenny all enjoyed a great day of competition with some pleasing times and performances.