Posts From September, 2017

Senior Fenland League Sept 2017 

West Norfolk won the Senior Fenland League trophy last weekend with an impressive display of individual and relay swims. The ‘Purple Army’ hosted clubs from Wisbech, Diss, Thetford and March in the final round of this annual competition.

West Norfolk were in dominant form from the very start, winning three out of the four opening relays.  They quickly amassed points with an array of individual wins across the age groups, putting the team into a commanding position.

Sam Rose, Joe Wells and Leah Wightman each scored three wins on the night.  Luke Bryan, Lucie Peck and Harry Sharpe took two wins each.  Single individual wins went to Robert Addis, Erica Charters, Daniel Grimmer, Astrid Hubbard, Rachael Johnson, Freddie Laws, Molly Lee, and Bryony Pack.

It was a phenomenal evening’s swimming from West Norfolk against tough opposition.  The whole team performed superbly with many good placings from other individual swimmers.  The mixed 8x25m relay was a fitting climax with yet another first place for West Norfolk.

Many thanks to all the visiting teams, officials from all clubs, coaches, and the loyal supporters who turn out to cheer their swimmers on occasions such as this.

Final Placings

1st WNSC 207 points;  2nd Wisbech 139;  3rd Diss 122;  4th Thetford 120;  5th March 111


Junior Fenland League Sept 2017 

Round 5 of the Junior Fenland League was hosted by Thetford Dolphins on September 9th.  West Norfolk took on opposition from the hosts, along with Peterborough A, Boston and Wisbech.

West Norfolk’s team of young swimmers competed valiantly as usual, enjoying the competitive atmosphere after the extended summer break.   The team featured some experienced swimmers and some making their debut in the league, all giving their very best efforts.

There were some fine individual swims, with Campbell Pick taking victory in the 12/under 100m IM, and the 50m breast.  Millie Laws showed her experience to pick up maximum points with a win in the girls’ 12/under 100m IM, along with a 2nd place in the 50m fly.

Rhys Burrell performed brilliantly to win the 10/under 50m breast, not having been competing for very long with the club.  Meda Vitiginyte shone in winning the girls’ 13/under 50m back early on in the evening.

There were many other encouraging swims throughout the evening from West Norfolk, cheered on by their enthusiastic supporters, and guided by team manager, Ryan Sykes.

Final Placings

1st Peterborough A, 159 points;  2nd Wisbech 152;  3rd Boston 146;  4th WNSC 107;  5th Thetford 98.