The new season got off to a flying start for West Norfolk, with a comprehensive win in the Senior Fenland League Final last weekend, to retain the trophy. The Club played host at Downham Market to teams from Wisbech, Chatteris, Dereham and Ely, in what is always a keenly contested event, with all clubs sending their top swimmers.
Out of a total of forty seven races, West Norfolk scored an impressive thirty first places, including the majority of the relays. Nathan Wells, Abigail Whiting and Freddie Laws each clocked up three individual wins, with pivotal roles in the relays too. Molly Lee and Harry Sharpe were both in top form with two wins each. Other individual wins went to Jake Lammas, Oliver Newton, Natalie Coogans, Rachael Johnson, Chloe Sorrell, Lara-Grace Mount and Harvey Isle.
It was most encouraging to see the level of commitment from the whole team, so soon after the summer break. Personal bests went to Elise Sorrell, Jake Lammas, Molly Lee, Harry Sharpe, Freddie Laws, Jacob Isle, Harvey Isle and Gemma White. Josh Gray made a welcome return to West Norfolk on completion of his university degree, just missing out in the 100 breast.
West Norfolk would like to extend grateful thanks to the visiting teams for some very exciting racing, and officials for making sure the evening ran smoothly. Thanks as always to our own officials and enthusiastic supporters, and another successful coaching achievement for Sarah Vanderloo at the start a season with much to promise.
1st WNSC 210 points; 2nd Wisbech 144; 3rd Chatteris 142; 4th Dereham 106; 5th Ely 102