TROUTBECK Bridge Swimming Club staged its Open Medals Gala at Lakes Leisure Centre attracting a large entry from clubs as far afield as Barrow, Maryport and Garstang.

Swimmers from Kendal and Troutbeck Bridge were prominent with Laura Garrick (Kendal) and Vincent Sue (Barrow) taking the Top Girl and Top Boy trophies.

Todd Lindsey (Troutbeck Bridge) and Harry Denney (Kendal) both came away with three gold medals each.

Lindsey’s trio came from momentous battles with Scott Womack (Kendal) in the 50m freestyle, breaststroke and 100m individual medley.

But Womack got his reward with a brilliant backstroke swim, lifting the gold medal with a powerful finishing burst.

Denney gave a superb display of all round skill and power to take a fine victory in the 100m individual medley and followed this with outstanding sprinting, bringing him further gold at 50m butterfly and breaststroke. Clubmates Ollie Sargeant, Daniel Armstrong and James Mackereth all won twice.

Sargeant surged to solid victories in 50m freestyle and backstroke, while Armstrong’s successes came from 50m backstroke and breaststroke and Mackereth lifted the 50m breaststroke and 100m individual medley titles.

Gold also went to Callum Seton (Troutbeck Bridge) for 50m freestyle and Crispin Halcrow (Kendal) for 50m backstroke.

In her quest for the top spot Garrick took a full house of gold at 50m as well as the 100m individual medley.

Brodie Swallow, 12, also won at 50m butterfly, backstroke, freestyle and 100m individual medley.

Sisters Rebekah and Stephanie Booth were rewarded with a trio of gold medals for 100m butterfly, backstroke and individual medley.

Double gold medallists Sophie Richardson (backstroke and butterfly), Megan Jones (breaststroke and I.M), and Ella Mounsey (butterfly and I.M) were impressive, while Ruby Vernon (butterfly), Anya Sharp (breaststroke), Zoe Webster (backstroke) and Roisin Bagge (freestyle) all triumphed to get their names on the gold medal list.