A large team of West Norfolk’s top swimmers across the age groups made a successful raid on the Lincoln Vulcans Open Meet recently. This gala attracts clubs from all over the country, so competition for the Norfolk visitors was tough.
In the boys events the irrepressible Robert Addis waltzed home with the Top Boy trophy for the second successive year. Taking numerous first and second places in all his races, including wins in the 100m freestyle and fly, Robert amassed an impressive total of 90 points, taking him well clear of his nearest rival. Personal bests always feature highly in Robert’s repertoire, and this meet was no exception.
Ollie Newton continued his fine run of form with victory in the 100m fly, along with second place in the 50m freestyle. Freddie Laws was on song again, winning the 100m breast stroke for his age group, with a second in the 100m fly. Further great performances came from Matthew Addis, Alex Hall, Jake Hall and Jake Lammas.
The girls were well represented and brought an abundance of medals home too. Eleven year old Astrid Hubbard finished third in the Top Girl standings, taking first in the 200m fly and second in the 200m back, along with many other excellent swims. Girls Captain Abigail Whiting can always be relied upon to lead by example, coming away with wins in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and second in the 200m back.
Molly Lee further underlined her dominance in breaststroke with first place in the 100m event and second in the 200m. Another breaststroke specialist, Natalie Coogans, took second place in both the 100m and 200m events. Not to be outdone, Rosie Muspratt finished second in the 100m breaststroke for her age group.
Jenny Read finished third in a large entry in the 100m freestyle for her age group. Ella Farnsworth competed hard through all the sessions recording many personal bests, and a well-deserved fourth place in the 200m breaststroke. Elise Sorrell always gives her best and was rewarded with third in the 17/ over 50m freestyle. Further noteworthy swims came from Sophie Empson, Rachael Johnson, Chloe Sorrell, Kayleigh Venables and Natalie Warnes.
At the end of an exhausting competition, West Norfolk finished fifth in the Top Club standings out of the twenty teams competing. This bears testament to the dedication in training from all who competed, ongoing commitment from Head Coach Sarah, and the army of ever supportive parents.