West Norfolk swimmer Addis takes Top Boy award again

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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 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 form with victory in the 100m fly, along with second place in the 50m freestyle.

Freddie Laws was on song again, winning the 100m breaststroke 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 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.

Captain Abigail Whiting came 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 in the 100m event and second in the 200m.

Another breaststroke specialist, Natalie Coogans, took second in both the 100m and 200m events. Not to be outdone, Rosie Muspratt finished second in the 100m breast for her age group.

Jenny Read finished third in a large entry in the 100m free for her age group.

Ella Farnsworth competed hard through all the sessions recording many PBs, and a well-deserved fourth in the 200m breast.

Elise Sorrell always gives her best and was rewarded with third in the 17/over 50m free.

Further noteworthy swims came from Sophie Empson, Rachael Johnson, Chloe Sorrell, Kayleigh Venables and Natalie Warnes.

WNSC finished fifth in the Top Club standings out of 20 teams. This bears testament to the dedication in training from all who competed, ongoing commitment from head coach Sarah Vanderloo, and the supportive parents.