A WONDERFUL haul of 59 medals, 18 of them gold, made the trip up to a two day festival in Carlisle well worth it for an in form party of Kendal swimmers.

Particularly outstanding were Reece Kinley and Sophie Gibson.

Kinley produced outstanding wins in 50 and 100 breaststroke and topped this in the 200 individual medley where he pulled off his finest win.

Further victories in the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle sprint brought his haul to five golds and he finished off with bronze in the 100 individual medley.

Gibson warmed up with a silver in the 50 Breaststroke, her time of 36.50 enough to qualify for the regional championships, then her 50 backstroke effort was out of this world as she took gold a clear second ahead of her rivals before a similar performance earned her gold in the 100 individual medley.

Anna Roberts had some momentous battles with Carlisle’s Amber Rigg and the 10-year-old took golds in the 50 butterfly and breaststroke and silvers in the 50 backstroke and 100 individual medley.

Austin Woodburn also excelled at breaststroke picking up a pair of golds in both the 50, when he touched a split second ahead of a North Tyne swimmer, and then the 100 event.

He then took silver at 200 individual medley and snatched bronze at 50 butterfly and 100 individual medley.

Joel Saunders used splendid technique and power to win in the 50 Backstroke sprint then the 100 Freestyle, but it was his steady pace and glide that took him into bronze medal position in the 100 Breaststroke that was to be envied.

The girls' 14 and over was a classic with 14 swimmers fighting it out, Rosemary Swallow just got the win ahead of club mate Gibson.

She then triumphed brilliantly in the 200 individual medley before a bronze at 100 Butterfly completed her collection.

Isabelle Wall-Budden won gold with a brilliant 100 freestyle swim followed by silvers for her 50 freestyle and butterfly, then it was a gold again for Joseph Bulman winning the 100 backstroke in fine style and then snatching a pair of bronze medals for his 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly.

Mathew Gibson then completed a highly successful family outing, winning his 100 individual medley race then added silvers in the 50 backstroke and breaststroke.

Lennon Bell took impressive silvers at 50 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke then a bronze at 100 free with a massive pb.

Charlotte Stainer must rank as a future star, the 11-year-old earning butterfly silver in both the 50 sprint and 100 events.

An outstanding display from Adam Stansfield gave him silver in the 800 freestyle and the 100 backstroke and finished with a bronze for his 50 backstroke, while his 27.13 in the 50 freestyle earned regional championship qualification.

Elissa Kinley added to another great family day with silver at 100 breaststroke followed by bronze for 50 breaststroke and butterfly.

Bronze medals also went to Ava Saunders, Evan Dart, Lucie Bulman, Kate Collin and Chloe Westmorland. Outstanding thou were Sophie Gibson’s 36.50 for 50 Breaststroke and Adam Stansfield’s 27.13 for his 50 Freestyle, both of which qualified them for Regional Championships.