The Senior Fenland League reached its climax with the final being held in Thetford on September 21st. West Norfolk took a strong team of experienced swimmers to do battle for the trophy, against teams from Cambridge, Dereham,Thetford and Wisbech.
With every point counting, West Norfolk got off to a perfect start winning the opening three relays in fine style. One of West Norfolk’s most seasoned campaigners, Joshua Gray, produced a superb swim to win the 100m I/M in a personal best time, just prior to returning to his University studies. Hard working Head Coach, Sarah Vanderloo, multi tasked her way through the evening to win the Open 100m breaststroke in a personal best time, to the delight of her whole team. Other individual wins came from Zach Campbell-Maughan, Keely Empson, Sophie Green, Chloe Sorrell, Nathan Wells and Abigail Whiting. The whole team pulled together throughout the evening, with younger swimmers gaining valuable experience.
With four races left, just two points separated West Norfolk and Dereham, so an exciting end to the evening was guaranteed. Dereham pulled out all the stops in the final few relays to just take the trophy, but West Norfolk must be very proud of yet another excellent performance in this League.
Final Result 1st Dereham 162 points; 2nd West Norfolk 157; 3rd Wisbech 147; 4th Thetford 122; 5th Cambridge 112.