Young Otters rise to challenge

Carnforth Otters who travelled to Kendal.
Carnforth Otters who travelled to Kendal.

Last weekend saw a small group of swimmers from Carnforth Otters travel north for a morning of competition in Kendal.

Medals came in thick and fast, as did impressive times and plenty of personal bests.

For nine-year-old George Wilby this was his first taste of open competition - he brought home two silvers in the 50m breastroke and 50m butterfly

Mckenzie Ronson-Horrocks was in fine form, he entered five events and won five gold medals in the 100m freestyle, 50m breaststroke, 50m butterfly, 100m individual medley and 100m backstroke.

Jack Collet, nine, performed well with two PBs to take silver in the 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley.

Anya White, also nine, had a fruitful morning winning silver in the 50m freestyle, beating her best time by three seconds. She also took gold in the 100m breaststroke.

Three of the 10-year-old girls also made the trip.

Sacha Robb managed two PBs in the 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, the latter good enough for the gold medal.

Hannah McMillan took silver in the 200m individual medley before also coming second in the 100m breaststroke with a personal best.

Maia Bishop put in two great swims to post good times in the 100m breatstroke and the 50m backstroke.

Two of the older girls equally had a good morning.

Lydia Denby, 13, put in some good swims which in turn earned her gold in the 200m individual medley and silver in the 100m butterfly.

Kiera Richmond, 12, meanwhile won gold in the 100m breaststroke, silver in the 200m individual medley and 50m freestyle and bronze in the 50m backstroke.

Connor White, 12, took home silver for the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m freestyle while Matthew Crabtree won gold in the 1oom freestyle and 50m breastsroke and silver in the 100m individual medley and 100m backstroke.