ULVERSTON Swimmers have been praised for their outstanding performances at the Cumbria Winter Meet at Kendal’s Leisure Centre.

The club enjoyed a weekend of success where 13 of their squad picked up grand total 53 medals between them.

Leading this fantastic set of results was Marley Griffiths with five gold medals to his name.

He made his mark with dominant wins at 50m and 100m Backstroke and 50 Freestyle.

He was then able to follow up with further wins in the 100 and 200 Individual Medleys.

He went on to add four silvers for 50 Butterfly and Breaststroke, 100 Backstroke, and 100 Freestyle plus a bronze in the 200 Freestyle.

Next came Ethan Alpress, and Lily Smith who won four gold medals each.

At Backstroke Alpress was in his element winning both the 50m sprint and the 100m event, before winning more gold at 50 Breaststroke and 100 Freestyle.

He added to his total by winning three silver and two bronze following a superb display.

Smith, recognized as a powerhouse in the squad, lived up to her reputation lifting gold at 50 and 100 Butterfly, before surging forward to win a further pair of golds at 100 and 200 Backstroke.

He was able to finish on a high note with a silver medal and a bronze.

Another couple of high flyers emerged in the form of Jamie-Leigh Tyson and Penelope Boyle, both of whom had wins in three events.

Tyson recognised for her sprinting talent proved she had too much skill for her opponents, taking it on in the 50 Backstroke, 50 Freestyle and the 100 Freestyle and launching devastating attacks and timing her finishes to perfection to take gold. She had to settle for the runner up spot in 200 Backstroke and 100 Individual Medley however but still worked hard at her task.

Boyle preferred to concentrate on the longer distance events and the power and strength she has paid off in the 200 Butterfly and 200 Breaststroke.

Her stroke pattern at Butterfly saw her cruise through the race and she took gold with a fair degree of ease.

Her 200 Breaststroke brought similar success as she stormed into an early lead and kept up a devastating pace right to the finish to take another win.

Her 400 Medley brought out her best performance with an all-round display of talent and controlled aggression which put her into a lead that she never relaxed from start to finish to complete a hat trick of golds. She then added a pair of silver medals from her 400m Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley swims.

Kayden Smith had a set of results to be proud of with gold medals for 100 Backstroke and 200 Breaststroke, followed by a silver and two bronze for his Breaststroke and Freestyle skills. Backstroker, Abigail Caine moved up a gear to take gold in the 200m but had to settle for Silver in the 50m sprint.

Fergus Bell had a fine win in the 400 Individual Medley then added a Silver for his 200 Backstroke swim.

The last Gold Medalist was Adam Jones whose expertise at Butterfly brought him a gold for the 200 and a bronze for the 100. Other minor place medals went to Olivia Penellum, Olivia Sturgeon and Millie Webber.