It’s been another very busy, competitive year for West Norfolk Swimming Club with some outstanding individual and team results, of which everyone involved in the club is proud of.
Individual swimmers have performed well at all levels for the Club, at County Championships, Regional and National, as well as their own Club Championships, and recent ‘No Frills’ end of year gala.
The following list is some of the swimmers who have enjoyed success this year;
Nathan Wells, age 15, has had a superb year, gathering a multitude of trophies and titles which reflect his dedication to training. Winner of the coveted ‘Skins’ title at Newmarket this spring in a series of scintillating 50m races. Top Boy trophy winner at City of Peterborough this spring. At Counties in March, he gained 17 out of 17 1st place group wins, and 15 regional time qualifications.
Abigail Whiting, age 14, produced the swim of her life to take the 100m freestyle Open title at Counties, in a time of 1.00.61 which gained her a regional time. Abbie has competed extensively at many high level meets, consistently recording personal best times. Abbie was 3rd in British Age Group Winners after Counties.
Keely Empson, age 17, is ranked 12th in her age group in Britain. Although now studying at Easton College and swimming at UEA, Keely remains a respected and highly valued member of West Norfolk. At Counties she was junior 100m backstroke champion, senior 50 back champion, and joint 50m freestyle winner. She is currently British Colleges National 50m backstroke champion. Her most recent achievement is Open Water 1500m regional and county champion in the 17/19 age group. Keely was also Club Sprint Champion for the 5th consecutive year.
Sophie Green is attending National Championships in August, to compete in 100m back and fly. This is a wonderful achievement, especially as she has been hampered by an injury this year. Sophie also competed at British Colleges.
Oliver Kenny, age 16. One of the club’s top male swimmers has swum at the highest level. Ollie represented Britain at the ‘Deaflympics’ event in Sofia, Portugal this Spring. He had swum in 2011 in the World Deaf Swimming Championships, again in Portugal. Finished 3rd after Counties in British Age Group.
Samuel Chandler, age 17, 3rd after Counties British Age Group, and Ryan Sykes 2nd.
Josh Gray, 100m breast stroke champion at Counties.
Robert Addis, age 9, 200m breaststroke and 200 I/M winner at Counties. Robert is currently ranked 11th for his age nationally.