Ten swimmers from West Norfolk Swimming Club competed in the regional open water championships at Whitlingham Great Broad.
The event doubled up as the county championships for all the eastern region member counties.
There were five events on the day, all of which West Norfolk were represented in, barring the 500m.
For Abigail Whiting, Jake Hall, Ryan Sykes, Alice Ireland, Rebecca Baxter, Natalie Warnes and Kayleigh Venables, this was their first open water event.
In addition, experienced open water swimmers Keeley Empson, joseph Wells, Nathan Wells and Samuel Chandler all gained personal bests.
Abigail Whiting took top honours for the club in the 800m, finishing first in both the region and the county in the 13/14 age group.
Alice Ireland also put in a very strong performance for such a young swimmer, finishing third in county and 13 in region in the 11/12 age group.
Kayleigh found herself in a very competitive race in the 13/14 age group, despite this she showed fierce determination to finish fourth in county and 12 in region.
Team mates Rebecca and Natalie went head to head in the 15/16 year race with very little to choose between them in the water. Natalie just edged ahead to take second in county and fourth in region, with Rebecca third and fifth.
In the 300m men’s club captain Ryan Sykes and vice-captain Samuel Chandler, were involved in a very competitive race.
From the very start the pair were very evenly matched. They demonstrated great teamwork to cross the line together, gaining joint first in county and fourth in region.
Jake Hall and Nathan Wells were involved in another very tight race in the 13/16 age group.
Nathan continued his excellent form to take first in county and fourth in region. Hall, in his first open water event, finished strongly for second in county and 11 in region.
The last event was the 1500m featuring Keeley Empson and Joseph Wells. Keeley took first place in both county and region while Wells managed an impressive third in county and 12 in region in the 12/16 age group.
The excellent set of results recorded by the club’s swimmers reflects the hours of hard training put in by the swimmers, and the support of their families.
The club congratulates the swimmers, who all performed incredibly well and were a tribute to themselves as well as the club.