ULVERSTON Swimming Club staged its Open Meet at Kendal's G.L.L. Centre and its swimmers figured prominently in the results table with a host of medals as well as PBs and qualifying times.

Lead swimmer was 13-year-old Amelia Mardel, who came away with four gold medals following some outstanding swims.

Her 100 Backstroke was full of power and elegance and right from the off she made her presence felt. Taking an early lead she forged ahead and into the final stages held off challengers for a super win.

Her 50 Freestyle sprint was equally as aggressive. She again took a clear lead and into the pressure zone moved up a gear and stormed through for a two-second victory.

The 100 Butterfly proved a real test of character. She came head to head with Carnforth’s Paige Evans, who matched her stroke for stroke. Right down to the wire they battled it out and in the lung-bursting finish it was Mardel who got the win by a split second.

The 50 Butterfly sprint saw her pull clear of her rivals from the start and stay perfectly composed to produce a brilliant swim that set her on the road to another superb victory.

Fifteen-year-old Evie McMullen also had a highly successful meet, taking gold in three events and silver in two others.

At Freestyle she reigned supreme with victories at both 50 and 100. Dominating from the start and with immaculate turns, she took the races by storm. Turning to the 50 Breaststroke sprint she again dominated the pace and her power and stroke pattern brought her another outstanding win.

At the other end of the scale nine-year-old Rebecca Duckworth had a fine meet, winning three gold medals, a silver and a bronze.

In the 50 Breaststroke she got a great start but from then on had to work hard with Kendal’s Rebecca Fisher in close contention. Shoulder to shoulder they hit the pads together with Duckworth winning by a touch.

Her 50 Freestyle was a classic with six swimmers finishing all within a second of each other with Duckworth just holding them all at bay.

The 100 Breaststroke proved somewhat easier for her as she managed to pull clear and hold a winning lead right to the finish.

Adam Jones had mixed fortunes but had just reward with three golds, three silver and a bronze.

His greatest success came from the Breaststroke events. In the 100 he got a superb start and transition and quickly into his stroke pattern he began to put himself in a position for success ahead of club mate Daniel Jesson.

Out of his turn he was in full command and timed his finish perfectly to take the win.

The 100 Breaststroke was a different story. Despite taking the lead Jesson would not leave his shoulder and down to the finish either could have won. Another injection of pace gave Jones the win but only by a split second.

In the 50 Backstroke Jones and Jesson came together again with Jones still proving the stronger, taking the win with a well-judged effort.

But it was the club’s nine-year-olds who really shone with Penelope Boyle lifting a trio of golds from supreme efforts in the 100 Butterfly, Freestyle and Individual Medley.

Abigail Caine also displayed her skills with superb wins at 50 and 100 Backstroke, pulling away at the start and holding her nerve all the way to the finish.

Reuben Eley and Orna Lett also got in the mix. Eley had a convincing win at 100 Backstroke while Lett snatched the gold at 50 Butterfly with a four hundredth of a second win.

Eleven-year-old Mazie Scales showed great courage in the 100 Backstroke, holding off Carlisle’s Charlotte Marsh to win gold in a tight finish, then went on to add further gold with a brilliant 100 Breaststroke, moving well clear and taking the victory with a fair degree of ease.

Imogen Stoker had to call upon all her talent and reserves to snatch victory in the 50 Breaststroke sprint with three swimmers all finishing on 41 seconds. Supporting these victories, other fine efforts brought minor place medals to Annabel Crayston, Grace Weaver, Daniel Jesson, Seth Kelly, Nathan Caine, Isaac Tizzard, Adrian Lee-Cheong Orianne Sharp, Maisie Allonby, Anna Morrison, Shannon Parker, Olivia Sturgeon and Phillip Crayston