West Norfolk’s impressive start to the season continued at the Iceni Gala at Dereham.
A 60-strong team ranging in age from nine to 19 came away with Top Boy, Top Girl and Top Visiting Club trophies. Opposing clubs from all over the region included St Felix School, Norwich Swan and Beccles.
Nine year-olds Harry Sharpe and Henry Overton dominated their age group, picking up a clutch of medals. Harry set some excellent times. Robert Addis (10) could not be matched in many of the events he swam, while Alex Hall and Freddie Laws collected more medals.
Joseph Wells bagged numerous wins, along with Alex Florance who was in equally impressive form. Nathan Wells and Ryan Sykes traded wins, recording pb’s.
Zack Campbell-Maughan was unstoppable all weekend and was rewarded with a deserved Top Boy trophy.
The girls were in equally good form. Consistent performances came from Natalie Coogans, Sophie Empson, Astrid Hubbard, Rachel Johnson, Molly Lee, Jenny Read and Roxanne Uys, amongst others. Elise Sorrell took a string of wins and top three places to snatch the Top Girl trophy.
Every single swimmer contributed so much in another successful coaching achievement for Sarah Vanderloo. Many thanks to all the poolside helpers, officials and supporters.