JUNIOR FENLAND LEAGUE
A team of young athletes from West Norfolk Swimming Club began their 2018 Junior Fenland League campaign on Saturday 10th March at Whittlesey, hosted by March Marlins. The competition, for swimmers aged between 9 and 13 years involves squads from fifteen clubs competing over five rounds between now and September, looking for a place in the final on 20thOctober.
The swimmers from the Kings Lynn based clubs ‘purple army’ were up against teams from Ely, Wisbech, Peterborough ‘B’ and March.
The galas includes individual 50m freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke races for boys and girls in each age group as well as 4x 25m individual medley events and a really boisterous 8 x 25m freestyle final to close, which always raises the volume levels with support from swimmers and spectators alike. The butterfly is raced over 25m by 9 year old swimmers.
Individual WNSC wins were recorded by:
Nathan Yeaman – 10/U boys 50m breaststroke,
Mia Halls - 10/U girls 50m breaststroke,
Zion Noble – 9 yrs girls 25m butterfly,
Erin Curl – 13/U girls 50m butterfly,
Olivia Skittrell – 11/U 50m breaststroke,
Campbell Pick – 13/U boys 50m backstroke and 4 x 25m individual medley.
Despite some great swims, the West Norfolk team finished fifth on the night, with 107 points.
The next round for West Norfolk Swimming Club is at Peterborough on 21st April, when they’ll race against teams from Boston, Thetford, Peterborough ‘A’ and Huntingdon.
This weekend, West Norfolk Swimming Club host their annual open gala, welcoming teams from Boston ASC, March Marlins, Newark SC, Norfolk Viking, Norwich Swan, Thetford Dolphins, and for trhe first time a large team from Bedford based Modernian. The event will run on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday at the Alive St James Pool.