With the 2016 season well underway West Norfolk’s swimmers are competing most weekends all over the region.
The latest round of the Anglian League at Whittlesey saw an experienced team, ranging in age from 10 to 18 years, compete against Wisbech, St Ives, Thetford and Boston.
Competition was fierce from the first event. Bryony Pack picked up West Norfolk’s first win of the evening with a beautifully judged race in the 15-plus under 100m fly. She also took a very close second place in the 15+under 100m backstroke, demonstrating impressive power and racing tactics.
Oliver Harris won the 15+under 100m I/M in a close race. Zacariah Oglesby was always in command taking maximum points in the Open 50m breaststroke. Jacob Isle was another winner, leading from the off to take victory in a hard fought 100m backstroke.
Isabel Overton was in fine form, taking two second places in the 15+under 100m breaststroke and 100m I/M, up against very tough competition in both races.
The team finished a very close and creditable fourth place and look forward to the next round.
The first round of the Junior Fenland League saw West Norfolk travel to Newmarket to compete against Mildenhall, Chatteris, Wisbech, and Deepings. Many of West Norfolk’s swimmers were having their first taste of league competition and coped very well with the experience.
Competition was again very strong with every point hard won.
Alfie Randall was in superb form and delighted his team mates to take first places in both the 13/under 50m breaststroke and the 13/under 100m I/M.
His were the only wins on the night but Kiera Clarke shrugged off her heavy cold to take second places in the 13/u 100m I/M and the 12/u 50m breast with some fine racing. Chloe Lidell gained valuable experience in taking second place in her 10/u 50m backstroke event.
Many thanks as always to all the parents who supported their swimmers, acted as marshalls and officials at both events, and to Chris and Ryan Sykes for coaching duties.