PENRITH Swimming Club’s nine, 10 and 11-year-old swimmers competed in the final round of the 2002 “Diddy League” at Kendal.

The results from the two galas, held simultaneously in the north and south of the county, are combined and points are awarded according to times.

Penrith swimmers were placed first overall in the county in no fewer than four events. They were: Amy Furness in the 10-year-old girls’ 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly, and Megan Ellery, Lois Wharton, Vicky Lydon and Amy Furness in the 4 x 25m backstroke relay and 4 x 25m medley relay.

The club’s nine-year-old girls are a real strength and should acquit themselves well in the county championships which begin this weekend. The girls were also placed second in three events at Kendal.

At present the club’s boys are not as competitive, which meant Penrith were placed eighth overall out of 11 competing teams, with a total of 221 points.

For a relatively inexperienced team, Penrith performed extremely well and credit should got to they younger swimmers who are the future of the club.

The next round of the league is at Workington on 27th April.

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