Carnforth Otters made an excellent start to the new season with their youngest swimmers looking like seasoned veterans, as they approached the heats and finals with quiet determination and executed their races in style.
Anya White, Rhianna Sisson, Imogen Sharp, Pippa Darlington, Maia Bishop, Zara Wilson, Sacha Robb, Hannah McMillan, George Wilby, McKenzie Ronson Horrocks, Owain Heathcote Jones produced some massive personal best performances and brought home a large number of highly prized ‘black badges’.
At the other end of the scale, Sopie Casson swam a phenomenal race in the 400m freestyle, clocking a national qualifying time of 4.15.14.
Eleven-year-olds Alice Sands and George Cookson swam PBs in just about every one of their events and reached every final. Rhys Ashton and Ieuan Balckwell also swam well.
The 14-year-old girls Aimee Banks, Alex Livingstone, Ella Mounsey, Hannah Edwards, Sadie Spencer and Lydia Denby were also in fine form once again.
Two of the many highlights were the first, second, third and sixth placings in the 50 backstroke final and the first, second and fourth placings in the 100m backstroke final.
The 12, 13 and 14-year-old boys and girls Charles Moore, Connor White, Connor Sisson, Thomas Dugdale, Matthew Crabtree, Ben Winterburn, Lydia Louise Shenton and Kiera Richmond also produced some good swims and a number of PBs.