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West Norfolk swimmers show promise for the future at meet

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Competing at your home venue amongst teammates is one thing, competing on the road against rival opposition is quite another.

The Future Champions Meet provided a small team of West Norfolk swimmers to do just that, with the event organised by Swim England East Region seeking to provide ten and 11-year-olds a fun opportunity to transition back to racing as the swimming world begins its gradual return to normality.

Seven members of West Norfolk Swimming Club entered the event, hosted at Basildon Sporting Village, Essex, on July 24 and July 25.

West Norfolk Swimming Club members. (49685408)
West Norfolk Swimming Club members. (49685408)

Unfortunately, however, a series of self isolation enforced absences meant that the trio of Milly Johnson, Ned Steele and Harry Munro were the club’s sole representatives.

Johnson, competing in all eight events in the eleven-years-old girls category, achieved a series of five top-thirty finishes in a field which contained as many as 70 swimmers in some events, including a 10th place in the 100m butterfly and 19th place in the 50m backstroke.

She also swam personal best times in six events, doing so by margins of more than four seconds in both the 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke.

Steele contested seven events in the eleven years old boys category, swimming six personal bets times across backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

A standout race in the 100m freestyle saw Steele take 11th place from a field of forty-eight and better his entry time by over five and half seconds.

Munro raced a total of five events across backstroke, butterfly and freestyle – achieving personal bests at the 50 metre distance in all three as well as the 100m freestyle.

He achieved particularly strong results in the backstroke with a 14th place in the 50m and a 23rd place in the 100M.

West Norfolk Swimming Club are also looking to grow the number of young swimmers amongst their ranks.

Information on trials can be found on the club website or by contacting headcoach@westnorfolksc.co.uk

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