Carnforth Otters star against best in Lancashire

The successful Carnforth Otters team from the Lancashire County Championships.
The successful Carnforth Otters team from the Lancashire County Championships.

There were some excellent performances from Carnforth Otters at the Lancashire County Championships.

First timers Ace Bower, 10, George Cookson, 11, and Lydia Denby, 14, enjoyed their first taste of the 50m pool.

The 14 and 15-year-old girls were a force to be reckoned with as Alice Banks, 14, won a silver and two bronze medals, Alex Livingstone, also 14, put in some excellent performances and Holly Salisbury, 15, narrowly missed a medal in the 100m freestyle.

Alice Sands and Rhys Ashton, both 11, continue to show great promise while Thomas Dugdale, 13, was sixth in the 50m butterfly final and fourth in the 100m with Matthew Crabtree, 13, eighth in the 50m freestyle.

Jess Shatford, 16, looked good in her 50 and 100m breaststroke events, finishing seventh and ninth respectively.

Josh Thompson, 17, had a good competition winning several medals including golds in the 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke events but his highlight was his 53.27 in the 100m freestyle final.

Other swimmers who competed were Charles Moore, Kiera Richmond, Lydia Louise Shenton, Hannah Ritchie, Ben Winterburn, Amie Turner, Chris Stainton and Mary Hodgson.

Four Otters swimmers were in action at the Cumbria County Championships.

Emily Reay, 14, is the new Cumbrian 50m backstroke champion and Hannah Edwards, 13, won the same title in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke.

Ella Mounsey, 13, also had an outstanding competition, picking up three second places and five thirds.

Alex Aglioli, 13, put in some good performances at the championships despite battling a long-term shoulder injury.