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  • Array ( [ID] => 9515 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-05-13T21:09:45+00:00 [post_content] => Details of how to join the WNSC AGM by video conference app will be shared by email soon. Please make every effort to dial in to the meeting as a quorum is required to validate the AGM.
    Please consider the various volunteer positions that need to be filled with the club to ensure a healthy and successful future when we get back to the pool. They were detailed in the attachment to the email Lois sent at around 3pm on 4th May. In addition, we still need a club shop secretary. I'm happy to have an informal, non committal chat with you if you think this is something you'd like to take on
    Thank you
    Simon [post_content_filtered] => Details of how to join the WNSC AGM by video conference app will be shared by email soon. Please make every effort to dial in to the meeting as a quorum is required to validate the AGM.
    Please consider the various volunteer positions that need to be filled with the club to ensure a healthy and successful future when we get back to the pool. They were detailed in the attachment to the email Lois sent at around 3pm on 4th May. In addition, we still need a club shop secretary. I'm happy to have an informal, non committal chat with you if you think this is something you'd like to take on
    Thank you
    Simon [post_title] => Club AGM online 7:30pm 11/6/2020 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-05-13T21:09:45+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9516 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-03-07T22:03:18+00:00 [post_content] =>  
    279 swimmers, representing 8 clubs from across Norfolk took part in the Warwick Thompson Memorial Gala at Thetford’s Waterworld pool last weekend. It is a development meet specifically to cater for young or inexperienced swimmers and gives those who didn’t qualify for the recent Norfolk Championships an opportunity to compete in a County run event. Warwick Thompson learned to swim as an adult, joined Norwich Swan to learn life-saving and began entering Masters swimming events. It didn’t take him long to get involved as a volunteer. He became known to all in Norfolk as the “voice” of swimming and was indeed happiest behind a microphone commentating on races at Club, County and Regional galas.  
    Warwick died in 2016 after battling cancer for a number of years just before he was due to take office as President of Norfolk ASA, a mantle which his wife, Jean assumed in his stead. He was highly respected by all in the swimming community and it is fitting tribute that someone who contributed so much to swimming locally, is remembered in this way.
     
    It is a gala where the less experienced swimmers learn how to take their training into racing, and the more experienced swimmers focus on pre and post pool as well as performing the racing skills well.   It was really good to see swimmers supporting each other throughout the competition, making sure that their supporters had plenty of action to watch and the results gave them plenty to cheer about.
     
    The swimmers from West Norfolk Swimming Club amassed a haul of 44 gold, 38 silver and 19 bronze medals alongside a huge number of personal best ever times.
     

    50m freestyle – GOLD - Kayleigh Rudd 16yrs/over. SILVER - Eloise Collins 11 yrs. BRONZE - George Evans 14yrs.
    100m freestyle – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Daisy Stimpson 11yrs , Ned Steele 10yrs. SILVER - Rhianna Clayton 13yrs.
    200m freestyle – GOLD - Elyn Lauder 13yrs, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11yrs. SILVER - Thomas Garnett 13yrs. BRONZE - Daisy Stimpson 11yrs, Sophie Doig 14yrs
     
    50m backstroke – GOLD - Elise Clayton 16/over, Charles Prout 12yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs. SILVER - Esmee King 13yrs, Thomas Elsdon 10 yrs, BRONZE - Belle Ringwood 10yrs, Marek Jakoniuk 11yrs, George Evans, 14 yrs.
    100m backstroke – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Daisy Stimpson 11yrs, Ned Steele 10yrs, Charles Prout 12yrs.  SILVER - Eliza Steele 12yrs, Pemberley Hornigold 13yrs, Marek Jakoniuk 11yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs. BRONZE - Elyn Lauder 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over, Tom Bollebakker 13yrs.
    200m backstroke - GOLD - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, George Evans 14yrs. SILVER - Esmee King 13yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs, Alexander Bryan 16/over. BRONZE – Erin Curl 16/over.
     
    50m breaststroke - GOLD – Milly  Johnson 10yrs, Poppy Peebles 12 yrs Rhianna Clayton 13 yrs. SILVER - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Matilda Loram 15yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16yrs, Thomas Elsdon 10yrs, Thomas Arthur Jagger 11yrs, BRONZE - Marek Jakoniuk 11 yrs, , George Evans 14yrs
    100m breaststroke – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Megan Jones, 12 yrs (joint), Rhianna Clayton 13yrs, Edward Murray 12yrs. SILVER - Megan Jones 12yrs, Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Matilda Loram 15yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16/over
    George Evans 14yrs. 
    200m breaststroke -GOLD - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, George Evans 14yrs. SILVER - Pemberley Hornigold 13yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16/over. BRONZE – Jake Campbell-Maughan 13yrs.
     
    50m butterfly – GOLD - Eliza Butcher 11yrs, Pemberley Hornigold 13yrs, Bethan Jones 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over. SILVER - Belle Ringwood 10yrs, Charlie Hill 11yrs, Thomas Elsdon 10yrs. BRONZE - Hollie Knapman 12yrs, Finn Bollebakker 10yrs, George Evans 14yrs.
    100m butterfly – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Megan Jones 12yrs Esmee King 13yrs, Bethan Jones 14yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11 yrs. SILVER - Libby Collins 14yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs. BRONZE - George Evans 14yrs.
    200m butterfly -GOLD - Esmie King 13yrs. Libby Collins 14yrs, Erin Curl 16/over, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11yrs, Nathan Yeaman 13yrs, Harry Johnson 14yrs, Alexander Bryan 16/over. SILVER - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16yrs/over.
     
     
    100m individual medley – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Rhys Burrell 13yrs. SILVER - Daisy Stimpson 11yrs, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11yrs, Charles Prout 12yrs, George Evans 14yrs. BRONZE -
    200m individual medley – GOLD - Eloise Collins 11yrs Elyn Lauder 13yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16/over. SILVER - Rhianna Clayton 13yrs, Bethan jones 14yrs, Erin Curl 16/over, Edward Murray 12yrs, Thomas Garnet 13yrs. BRONZE - Megan Jones 12yrs, Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over [post_content_filtered] =>  
    279 swimmers, representing 8 clubs from across Norfolk took part in the Warwick Thompson Memorial Gala at Thetford’s Waterworld pool last weekend. It is a development meet specifically to cater for young or inexperienced swimmers and gives those who didn’t qualify for the recent Norfolk Championships an opportunity to compete in a County run event. Warwick Thompson learned to swim as an adult, joined Norwich Swan to learn life-saving and began entering Masters swimming events. It didn’t take him long to get involved as a volunteer. He became known to all in Norfolk as the “voice” of swimming and was indeed happiest behind a microphone commentating on races at Club, County and Regional galas.  
    Warwick died in 2016 after battling cancer for a number of years just before he was due to take office as President of Norfolk ASA, a mantle which his wife, Jean assumed in his stead. He was highly respected by all in the swimming community and it is fitting tribute that someone who contributed so much to swimming locally, is remembered in this way.
     
    It is a gala where the less experienced swimmers learn how to take their training into racing, and the more experienced swimmers focus on pre and post pool as well as performing the racing skills well.   It was really good to see swimmers supporting each other throughout the competition, making sure that their supporters had plenty of action to watch and the results gave them plenty to cheer about.
     
    The swimmers from West Norfolk Swimming Club amassed a haul of 44 gold, 38 silver and 19 bronze medals alongside a huge number of personal best ever times.
     

    50m freestyle – GOLD - Kayleigh Rudd 16yrs/over. SILVER - Eloise Collins 11 yrs. BRONZE - George Evans 14yrs.
    100m freestyle – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Daisy Stimpson 11yrs , Ned Steele 10yrs. SILVER - Rhianna Clayton 13yrs.
    200m freestyle – GOLD - Elyn Lauder 13yrs, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11yrs. SILVER - Thomas Garnett 13yrs. BRONZE - Daisy Stimpson 11yrs, Sophie Doig 14yrs
     
    50m backstroke – GOLD - Elise Clayton 16/over, Charles Prout 12yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs. SILVER - Esmee King 13yrs, Thomas Elsdon 10 yrs, BRONZE - Belle Ringwood 10yrs, Marek Jakoniuk 11yrs, George Evans, 14 yrs.
    100m backstroke – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Daisy Stimpson 11yrs, Ned Steele 10yrs, Charles Prout 12yrs.  SILVER - Eliza Steele 12yrs, Pemberley Hornigold 13yrs, Marek Jakoniuk 11yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs. BRONZE - Elyn Lauder 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over, Tom Bollebakker 13yrs.
    200m backstroke - GOLD - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, George Evans 14yrs. SILVER - Esmee King 13yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs, Alexander Bryan 16/over. BRONZE – Erin Curl 16/over.
     
    50m breaststroke - GOLD – Milly  Johnson 10yrs, Poppy Peebles 12 yrs Rhianna Clayton 13 yrs. SILVER - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Matilda Loram 15yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16yrs, Thomas Elsdon 10yrs, Thomas Arthur Jagger 11yrs, BRONZE - Marek Jakoniuk 11 yrs, , George Evans 14yrs
    100m breaststroke – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Megan Jones, 12 yrs (joint), Rhianna Clayton 13yrs, Edward Murray 12yrs. SILVER - Megan Jones 12yrs, Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Matilda Loram 15yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16/over
    George Evans 14yrs. 
    200m breaststroke -GOLD - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, George Evans 14yrs. SILVER - Pemberley Hornigold 13yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16/over. BRONZE – Jake Campbell-Maughan 13yrs.
     
    50m butterfly – GOLD - Eliza Butcher 11yrs, Pemberley Hornigold 13yrs, Bethan Jones 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over. SILVER - Belle Ringwood 10yrs, Charlie Hill 11yrs, Thomas Elsdon 10yrs. BRONZE - Hollie Knapman 12yrs, Finn Bollebakker 10yrs, George Evans 14yrs.
    100m butterfly – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Megan Jones 12yrs Esmee King 13yrs, Bethan Jones 14yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11 yrs. SILVER - Libby Collins 14yrs, Thomas Garnett 13yrs. BRONZE - George Evans 14yrs.
    200m butterfly -GOLD - Esmie King 13yrs. Libby Collins 14yrs, Erin Curl 16/over, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11yrs, Nathan Yeaman 13yrs, Harry Johnson 14yrs, Alexander Bryan 16/over. SILVER - Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16yrs/over.
     
     
    100m individual medley – GOLD - Milly Johnson 10yrs, Rhys Burrell 13yrs. SILVER - Daisy Stimpson 11yrs, Thomas-Arthur Jagger 11yrs, Charles Prout 12yrs, George Evans 14yrs. BRONZE -
    200m individual medley – GOLD - Eloise Collins 11yrs Elyn Lauder 13yrs, Kayleigh Rudd 16/over. SILVER - Rhianna Clayton 13yrs, Bethan jones 14yrs, Erin Curl 16/over, Edward Murray 12yrs, Thomas Garnet 13yrs. BRONZE - Megan Jones 12yrs, Erin Woodrow 13yrs, Elise Clayton 16/over [post_title] => Warwick Thompson Memorial Gala 2020 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-03-09T21:37:42+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9517 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-02-26T23:08:27+00:00 [post_content] => One of our County Junior Squad swimmers Ruby Jackson is making ‘Paracord Buddies’ to raise funds for Kings Lynn Ability Counts Football. Ruby’s disabled brother plays for them on Saturday mornings. The team do not receive any funding and sometimes struggle to even make pitch fees. All coaches are volunteers. Ruby is trying to raise as much as she can to help them keep this team going. Her brothers passion is football and this is the first time he has felt included and welcomed into a team.

    She has started to make some #purplearmy Paracord Buddies. They look great attached to kit bags and are able to get wet - a great way of identifying your bags.. There are also lots of other colours to choose from. £3 each or 2 for £5.

    Ruby’s Facebook page is Paracord Creations please pop over and give it a like and maybe place an order [post_content_filtered] => One of our County Junior Squad swimmers Ruby Jackson is making ‘Paracord Buddies’ to raise funds for Kings Lynn Ability Counts Football. Ruby’s disabled brother plays for them on Saturday mornings. The team do not receive any funding and sometimes struggle to even make pitch fees. All coaches are volunteers. Ruby is trying to raise as much as she can to help them keep this team going. Her brothers passion is football and this is the first time he has felt included and welcomed into a team.

    She has started to make some #purplearmy Paracord Buddies. They look great attached to kit bags and are able to get wet - a great way of identifying your bags.. There are also lots of other colours to choose from. £3 each or 2 for £5.

    Ruby’s Facebook page is Paracord Creations please pop over and give it a like and maybe place an order [post_title] => PurpleArmy Paracord buddies - In aid of a good cause [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-02-26T23:08:27+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9518 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-02-09T19:03:41+00:00 [post_content] => Two of our own West Norfolk SC swimmers, Freddie Laws (17) and Molly Lee (19) have been selected and will be attending a prestigious Pre-Olympic Trials Development Camp run by Swim England East Region being held at Loughborough between 20th - 22nd February. The breast stroke specialists will be staying in the new Elite Athletes hotel complex, and are among only 3 Norfolk swimmers who have been selected.
    The camp will include pool sessions, various workshops, team activities and a learning experience with an international athlete.

    Freddie’s most recent successes came at the Norfolk Men’s County Championships where he became County Champion in all 3 of the Breaststroke distances, 50m, 100m and 200m.
    Meanwhile, team mate Molly had similar success, becoming women’s County Champion in the 50m and 200m events.

    The development camp is a pre cursor for selected athletes ahead of the British Swimming Championships which both have qualified for and which
    take place from the 14-19 April at the London Aquatics Centre.
    This event will double up as the selection event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as the European Senior and Junior Championship teams. [post_content_filtered] => Two of our own West Norfolk SC swimmers, Freddie Laws (17) and Molly Lee (19) have been selected and will be attending a prestigious Pre-Olympic Trials Development Camp run by Swim England East Region being held at Loughborough between 20th - 22nd February. The breast stroke specialists will be staying in the new Elite Athletes hotel complex, and are among only 3 Norfolk swimmers who have been selected.
    The camp will include pool sessions, various workshops, team activities and a learning experience with an international athlete.

    Freddie’s most recent successes came at the Norfolk Men’s County Championships where he became County Champion in all 3 of the Breaststroke distances, 50m, 100m and 200m.
    Meanwhile, team mate Molly had similar success, becoming women’s County Champion in the 50m and 200m events.

    The development camp is a pre cursor for selected athletes ahead of the British Swimming Championships which both have qualified for and which
    take place from the 14-19 April at the London Aquatics Centre.
    This event will double up as the selection event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as the European Senior and Junior Championship teams. [post_title] => Pre-Olympic Trials Development Camp for Molly and Freddie [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-02-09T19:04:02+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9519 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-02-08T21:45:32+00:00 [post_content] => West Norfolk Swimming Club entered 8 teams to the 2020 Kings Lynn Rotary Club Swimarathon held at the Alive St James pool between noon and 8pm on Saturday 9th February.
    Overall 48 teams representing a variety of organisations, work places and group of friends took part, all helping to raise funds towards the rotary club target of £20,000.
    The event which was primarily raising funds for two deserving local charities, The Lavender Hill Mob, (www.lhmtc.co.uk) which provides opportunities for anyone, regardless of age, experience or ability in musical theatre, and mental health charity, WEST NORFOLK MIND (www.westnorfolkmind.org.uk)
    In the water, teams competed to complete the most lengths in their allotted 55 minute session, with swimmers taking it in turns to swim one at a time for the first 50 minutes, rounded off with all team members swimming simultaneously for the last five minutes.
    Together the WNSC racked up over 48km, an average of 1km each.
    Six of the #PURPLEARMY teams took over all six lanes of the pool for the last session, which saw some fierce competition. Team ‘STOP WATCHING ITS NOT FUNNY’ were the team that everyone else wanted to beat, as it comprised a number of the clubs coaches, including a rare appearance in the pool by Head Coach Sarah Vanderloo.
    The announcer reported the tallies of lengths completed, drawing cheering from swimmers and spectators alike. The water boiled during the final five minute free for all, with all teams looking to add to their scores, but I the end it was ‘BIG BOYS TEAM’ who completed the most lengths in the 55 minutes, total of 314, covering a distance of 7.8km. This was the highest number of lengths completed by a team during the whole day.
    TEAM NAME NUMBER OF LENGTHS
    BIG FISH LITTLE FISH 180
    DS SQUAD 235
    STOP WATCHING ITS NOT FUNNY 255
    WN TEAM 251
    WN SWIM BOYS 231
    PURPLE TEAM 240
    FLOATIN’ TORPEDOES 215
    BIG BOYS TEAM 314

    At the end of the event, with more pledges to come in, the running tally of the money raised by WNSC teams was a magnificent £1205, an average of £150 per team.
    The swimmers taking part are named below, and photos will follow in due course:
    BIG FISH LITTLE FISH, Ned Steele, Eliza Steele, Rhys Sturge, Thomas Arthur Jagger, Alfie Jagger,Harry Munro
    DS SQUAD, Thomas James, Esmee King, Erin Woodrow, Pemberley Hornigold, Thomas Garnett, Matilda Loram
    STOP WATCHING IT’S NOT FUNNY, Jake Hall, Archie Holman, Ryan Sykes, Sarah Vanderloo, Mair Morton, Sarah O’Brien,
    WN TEAM, Molly Lee, Leah Wightman, Joe Read, Rebecca Read, Ella Farnsworth, Lara Grace Mount,
    WN SWIM BOYS, Rhys Burrell, George Evans, Josh Parker, Jack Sharpe, Nathan Yeaman, Harry Malton
    PURPLE TEAM, Libby Collins, Esmie Kidman, Chloe Liddell, Olivia Skittrell, Jamie Sturge, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena
    FLOATIN’ TORPEDOES, Chloe Bellamy, Marley Bellamy, Alex Bryan, Kacie Cooper, Abigail Nicholson, Jack Drage
    BIG BOYS TEAM, Robert Addis, Freddie Laws, Jake Lammas, Sam Rose, Harry Sharpe, Joe Wells. [post_content_filtered] => West Norfolk Swimming Club entered 8 teams to the 2020 Kings Lynn Rotary Club Swimarathon held at the Alive St James pool between noon and 8pm on Saturday 9th February.
    Overall 48 teams representing a variety of organisations, work places and group of friends took part, all helping to raise funds towards the rotary club target of £20,000.
    The event which was primarily raising funds for two deserving local charities, The Lavender Hill Mob, (www.lhmtc.co.uk) which provides opportunities for anyone, regardless of age, experience or ability in musical theatre, and mental health charity, WEST NORFOLK MIND (www.westnorfolkmind.org.uk)
    In the water, teams competed to complete the most lengths in their allotted 55 minute session, with swimmers taking it in turns to swim one at a time for the first 50 minutes, rounded off with all team members swimming simultaneously for the last five minutes.
    Together the WNSC racked up over 48km, an average of 1km each.
    Six of the #PURPLEARMY teams took over all six lanes of the pool for the last session, which saw some fierce competition. Team ‘STOP WATCHING ITS NOT FUNNY’ were the team that everyone else wanted to beat, as it comprised a number of the clubs coaches, including a rare appearance in the pool by Head Coach Sarah Vanderloo.
    The announcer reported the tallies of lengths completed, drawing cheering from swimmers and spectators alike. The water boiled during the final five minute free for all, with all teams looking to add to their scores, but I the end it was ‘BIG BOYS TEAM’ who completed the most lengths in the 55 minutes, total of 314, covering a distance of 7.8km. This was the highest number of lengths completed by a team during the whole day.
    TEAM NAME NUMBER OF LENGTHS
    BIG FISH LITTLE FISH 180
    DS SQUAD 235
    STOP WATCHING ITS NOT FUNNY 255
    WN TEAM 251
    WN SWIM BOYS 231
    PURPLE TEAM 240
    FLOATIN’ TORPEDOES 215
    BIG BOYS TEAM 314

    At the end of the event, with more pledges to come in, the running tally of the money raised by WNSC teams was a magnificent £1205, an average of £150 per team.
    The swimmers taking part are named below, and photos will follow in due course:
    BIG FISH LITTLE FISH, Ned Steele, Eliza Steele, Rhys Sturge, Thomas Arthur Jagger, Alfie Jagger,Harry Munro
    DS SQUAD, Thomas James, Esmee King, Erin Woodrow, Pemberley Hornigold, Thomas Garnett, Matilda Loram
    STOP WATCHING IT’S NOT FUNNY, Jake Hall, Archie Holman, Ryan Sykes, Sarah Vanderloo, Mair Morton, Sarah O’Brien,
    WN TEAM, Molly Lee, Leah Wightman, Joe Read, Rebecca Read, Ella Farnsworth, Lara Grace Mount,
    WN SWIM BOYS, Rhys Burrell, George Evans, Josh Parker, Jack Sharpe, Nathan Yeaman, Harry Malton
    PURPLE TEAM, Libby Collins, Esmie Kidman, Chloe Liddell, Olivia Skittrell, Jamie Sturge, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena
    FLOATIN’ TORPEDOES, Chloe Bellamy, Marley Bellamy, Alex Bryan, Kacie Cooper, Abigail Nicholson, Jack Drage
    BIG BOYS TEAM, Robert Addis, Freddie Laws, Jake Lammas, Sam Rose, Harry Sharpe, Joe Wells. [post_title] => Swimarathon.....update WNSC cover 48km in the water and raise over £1200 on the way [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-02-08T21:45:48+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9520 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-02-03T23:39:36+00:00 [post_content] => The three weekends of the Norfolk County Championships 2020 ended at Norwich Sportspark on 1st and 2nd February.

    ‘Purple Army’ swimmers who finished in a top eight place over the weekend included;

    Session 7, Saturday morning;
    Girls 400m freestyle
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 4th,
    14 years age group, Esmie Kidman, bronze and Kacie Cooper, 4th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, silver.

    Boys 200m breaststroke
    10/11 years age group, Thomas Arthur Jagger, 6th,
    12 years age group, Benjamin Tennant, 8th,
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 5th and Jack Sharpe, 8th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 4th and Daniel Grimmer, 8th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 6th,
    17 years and over age group, Freddie Laws - champion, Nathan Wells – silver, Alexander Florance – bronze.

    Girls 100m freestyle,
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 7th
    14 years age group, Amelie Dockerty, 4th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 5th
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 5th and Molly Lee, 6th.

    Boys 100m butterfly,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, bronze,
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 4th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, 4th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 4th,
    16 years age group, Robert Addis, champion and Thomas Ball, 4th,
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – champion, Oliver Kenny – bronze, Joseph Wells, 4th, and Freddie Laws, 7th.

    Session 8, Saturday afternoon;
    Boys 400m individual medley,
    13 years age group, Nathan Yeaman, 4th,
    14 years age group, Harry Johnson bronze and Daniel Grimmer, 4th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle- bronze,
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – champion, Freddie Laws – silver, Joseph Wells – bronze and Alexander Florance, 4th.

    Girls 200m breaststroke,
    10/11 years age group, Daisy Stimpson 6th and Emilija Vitginyte, 7th,
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 4th and Eliza Steele, 8th,
    13 years age group, Chloe Bellamy, 6th
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper – champion, Esmie Kidman 4th and Abigail Nicholson, 5th
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman – champion,
    16 years age group, Meda Vitginyte, 6th,
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 4th

    Boys 100m breaststroke
    10/11 years age group, Thomas Arthur Jagger, 7th,
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 5th,
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 4th and Kyle Ostil, 6th
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 6th,
    16 years age group, Robert Addis - silver
    17 years and over age group, Freddie Laws – champion, Nathan Wells – bronze, Alexander Florance, 6th and Oliver Kenny, 7th

    Girls 50m freestyle,
    10/11 years age group, Karylle Ostil – silver and Milly Johnson, 8th,
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 8th,
    14 years age group, Amelie Dockerty, 6th,
    16 years age group, Katie Drew, 4th,
    17 years and over age group, Sarah O’Brien, 4th and Lara Grace Mount, 8th.

    Session 9, Sunday morning,
    Boys 50m backstroke,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 8th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 5th and Kyle Ostil, 6th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 4th and Harry Sharpe, 5th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby – champion, Robert Addis – bronze and Jack Drage, 6th
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – champion, Oliver Kenny – bronze, Joseph Wells, 5th and Freddie Laws, 8th.

    Girls 50m butterfly,
    10/11 years age group, Karylle Ostil, 4th
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 5th,
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 4th and Sarah O’Brien, 7th.

    Boys 50m freestyle,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil - silver
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, 7th and Harvey Isle, 8th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby – silver, Robert Addis – bronze and Thomas Ball – 4th,
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – silver, Oliver Kenny, 4th, Joseph Wells, 6th and Jake Lammas, 8th.

    Girls 100m breaststroke,
    10/11 years age group, Eliza Butcher, 7th,
    12 years age group, Miah Bull, 7th,
    13 years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 4th
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper – champion and Sophie Doig, 8th,
    15 years age group, Erica Charters, 8th,
    17 years and over age group, Sarah Obrien – champion and Rachael Johnson, 6th.

    Session 10, Sunday morning
    On Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere grew louder, with awards of County colours to swimmers who have represented Norfolk, the ‘skins’ events and the Norfolk County relay gala took place, with the Purple Army well represented across the age groups.

    West Norfolk Swimmers who were awarded their County colours were; Alexander Florance, Kyle Ostil, Sarah O’Brien, Samuel Rose, Freddie Laws, Leah Wightman, Molly Lee and Robert Addis.

    To qualify for the skins events, swimmer must finish in the top places of the 200m individual medley earlier in the championships. Swimmers raced over 50m repeatedly, at set intervals, with the stroke for that length selected at random. The last swimmer to finish each time is eliminated. There are cash prizes for the top three places.
    Nathan Wells won the men’s event, with Oliver Kenny finishing second.

    Throughout the championships, points are scored by each swimmer based on their performance, with awards for the ‘Top Male’ and ‘Top Female’. In the 17 and over men’s tally it was almost straight sweep for West Norfolk with Nathan Wells, Freddie Laws and Oli Kenny winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd spot finishes in the 17 and over event, as did Tobias Oglesby and Tom Ball for their 1st and 3rd spots in the 16 and under. In the women’s competition, Kacie Cooper took third spot for West Norfolk.

    The West Norfolk 16 and under 200m medley A team (Tobias Oglesby, Freddie Laws, Robert Addis and Thomas Ball - pictured) were County Champions, as were the men’s 17 and over team (Nathan Wells, Freddie Laws, Oliver Kenny and Joseph Wells).

    Overall relay gala results;
    WEST NORFOLK TEAM RELAYS A TEAM B TEAM
    Mens 13/14 Yrs 200m Medley Team 3RD 10TH
    Womens 13/14 Yrs 200m Medley Team 3RD 9TH
    Mens 11/12 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team 3RD 9TH
    Womens 11/12 Yrs 200m Free.Team 6TH 8TH
    Mens 16 Yrs/Under 200m Medley Team CHAMPIONS 7TH
    Womens 16 /Under 200m Medley Team 5TH 9TH
    Mens 09/10 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team 5TH 10TH
    Womens 09/10 Yrs 200m Free.Team 4TH 8TH
    Mens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Medley Team CHAMPIONS 5TH
    Womens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Medley Team 2ND N/A
    Mens 13/14 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team 3RD 11TH
    Womens 13/14 Yrs 200m Free.Team 7TH 9TH
    Mens 11/12 Yrs 200m Medley Team 3RD 8TH
    Womens 11/12 Yrs 200m Medley Team 6TH 8TH
    Mens 16 Yrs/Under 200m Free.Team 2ND 7TH
    Womens 16 Yrs/Under 200m Free.Team 5TH 10TH
    Mens 09/10 Yrs 200m Special Relay 4TH 10TH
    Womens 09/10 Yrs 200m Special Relay 4TH 8TH
    Mens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Free.Team 2ND 5TH
    Womens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Free.Team 2ND N/A
    Mens/Womens Open 10x50mm Cannon 2ND N/A [post_content_filtered] => The three weekends of the Norfolk County Championships 2020 ended at Norwich Sportspark on 1st and 2nd February.

    ‘Purple Army’ swimmers who finished in a top eight place over the weekend included;

    Session 7, Saturday morning;
    Girls 400m freestyle
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 4th,
    14 years age group, Esmie Kidman, bronze and Kacie Cooper, 4th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, silver.

    Boys 200m breaststroke
    10/11 years age group, Thomas Arthur Jagger, 6th,
    12 years age group, Benjamin Tennant, 8th,
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 5th and Jack Sharpe, 8th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 4th and Daniel Grimmer, 8th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 6th,
    17 years and over age group, Freddie Laws - champion, Nathan Wells – silver, Alexander Florance – bronze.

    Girls 100m freestyle,
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 7th
    14 years age group, Amelie Dockerty, 4th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 5th
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 5th and Molly Lee, 6th.

    Boys 100m butterfly,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, bronze,
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 4th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, 4th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 4th,
    16 years age group, Robert Addis, champion and Thomas Ball, 4th,
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – champion, Oliver Kenny – bronze, Joseph Wells, 4th, and Freddie Laws, 7th.

    Session 8, Saturday afternoon;
    Boys 400m individual medley,
    13 years age group, Nathan Yeaman, 4th,
    14 years age group, Harry Johnson bronze and Daniel Grimmer, 4th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle- bronze,
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – champion, Freddie Laws – silver, Joseph Wells – bronze and Alexander Florance, 4th.

    Girls 200m breaststroke,
    10/11 years age group, Daisy Stimpson 6th and Emilija Vitginyte, 7th,
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 4th and Eliza Steele, 8th,
    13 years age group, Chloe Bellamy, 6th
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper – champion, Esmie Kidman 4th and Abigail Nicholson, 5th
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman – champion,
    16 years age group, Meda Vitginyte, 6th,
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 4th

    Boys 100m breaststroke
    10/11 years age group, Thomas Arthur Jagger, 7th,
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 5th,
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 4th and Kyle Ostil, 6th
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 6th,
    16 years age group, Robert Addis - silver
    17 years and over age group, Freddie Laws – champion, Nathan Wells – bronze, Alexander Florance, 6th and Oliver Kenny, 7th

    Girls 50m freestyle,
    10/11 years age group, Karylle Ostil – silver and Milly Johnson, 8th,
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 8th,
    14 years age group, Amelie Dockerty, 6th,
    16 years age group, Katie Drew, 4th,
    17 years and over age group, Sarah O’Brien, 4th and Lara Grace Mount, 8th.

    Session 9, Sunday morning,
    Boys 50m backstroke,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 8th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 5th and Kyle Ostil, 6th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 4th and Harry Sharpe, 5th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby – champion, Robert Addis – bronze and Jack Drage, 6th
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – champion, Oliver Kenny – bronze, Joseph Wells, 5th and Freddie Laws, 8th.

    Girls 50m butterfly,
    10/11 years age group, Karylle Ostil, 4th
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 5th,
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 4th and Sarah O’Brien, 7th.

    Boys 50m freestyle,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil - silver
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, 7th and Harvey Isle, 8th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby – silver, Robert Addis – bronze and Thomas Ball – 4th,
    17 years and over age group, Nathan Wells – silver, Oliver Kenny, 4th, Joseph Wells, 6th and Jake Lammas, 8th.

    Girls 100m breaststroke,
    10/11 years age group, Eliza Butcher, 7th,
    12 years age group, Miah Bull, 7th,
    13 years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 4th
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper – champion and Sophie Doig, 8th,
    15 years age group, Erica Charters, 8th,
    17 years and over age group, Sarah Obrien – champion and Rachael Johnson, 6th.

    Session 10, Sunday morning
    On Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere grew louder, with awards of County colours to swimmers who have represented Norfolk, the ‘skins’ events and the Norfolk County relay gala took place, with the Purple Army well represented across the age groups.

    West Norfolk Swimmers who were awarded their County colours were; Alexander Florance, Kyle Ostil, Sarah O’Brien, Samuel Rose, Freddie Laws, Leah Wightman, Molly Lee and Robert Addis.

    To qualify for the skins events, swimmer must finish in the top places of the 200m individual medley earlier in the championships. Swimmers raced over 50m repeatedly, at set intervals, with the stroke for that length selected at random. The last swimmer to finish each time is eliminated. There are cash prizes for the top three places.
    Nathan Wells won the men’s event, with Oliver Kenny finishing second.

    Throughout the championships, points are scored by each swimmer based on their performance, with awards for the ‘Top Male’ and ‘Top Female’. In the 17 and over men’s tally it was almost straight sweep for West Norfolk with Nathan Wells, Freddie Laws and Oli Kenny winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd spot finishes in the 17 and over event, as did Tobias Oglesby and Tom Ball for their 1st and 3rd spots in the 16 and under. In the women’s competition, Kacie Cooper took third spot for West Norfolk.

    The West Norfolk 16 and under 200m medley A team (Tobias Oglesby, Freddie Laws, Robert Addis and Thomas Ball - pictured) were County Champions, as were the men’s 17 and over team (Nathan Wells, Freddie Laws, Oliver Kenny and Joseph Wells).

    Overall relay gala results;
    WEST NORFOLK TEAM RELAYS A TEAM B TEAM
    Mens 13/14 Yrs 200m Medley Team 3RD 10TH
    Womens 13/14 Yrs 200m Medley Team 3RD 9TH
    Mens 11/12 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team 3RD 9TH
    Womens 11/12 Yrs 200m Free.Team 6TH 8TH
    Mens 16 Yrs/Under 200m Medley Team CHAMPIONS 7TH
    Womens 16 /Under 200m Medley Team 5TH 9TH
    Mens 09/10 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team 5TH 10TH
    Womens 09/10 Yrs 200m Free.Team 4TH 8TH
    Mens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Medley Team CHAMPIONS 5TH
    Womens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Medley Team 2ND N/A
    Mens 13/14 Yrs 200m Freestyle Team 3RD 11TH
    Womens 13/14 Yrs 200m Free.Team 7TH 9TH
    Mens 11/12 Yrs 200m Medley Team 3RD 8TH
    Womens 11/12 Yrs 200m Medley Team 6TH 8TH
    Mens 16 Yrs/Under 200m Free.Team 2ND 7TH
    Womens 16 Yrs/Under 200m Free.Team 5TH 10TH
    Mens 09/10 Yrs 200m Special Relay 4TH 10TH
    Womens 09/10 Yrs 200m Special Relay 4TH 8TH
    Mens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Free.Team 2ND 5TH
    Womens 17 Yrs/Over 200m Free.Team 2ND N/A
    Mens/Womens Open 10x50mm Cannon 2ND N/A [post_title] => Weekend 3 County Champs 2020 & Relay Gala [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-02-03T23:39:36+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9521 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-01-27T22:51:53+00:00 [post_content] => Weekend two of the Norfolk County Championships saw fantastic fast and furious racing in the pool at the Norwich Sportspark on Saturday and Sunday, with the swimmers from West Norfolk Swimming Club sporting their new club kit as they racked up an impressive haul of medals across all four stroke.
    ‘Purple Army’ swimmers who finished in a top eight place over the weekend included; January
    Session 3, Saturday morning,
    Boys 200m freestyle –
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 4th and Harry Johnson, 8th
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, bronze and Harvey Isle, 7th
    16years age group Thomas Ball, silver and Tobias Oglesby, bronze
    17/over age group Nathan Wells, 22years age group, gold and county champion, Joseph Wells, 21years age group, bronze and Freddie Laws, 17years age group, 5th.
    Girls 100m backstroke –
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 5th
    13 years age group, Chloe Bellamy, 7th,
    14 years age group, Abigail Nicholson, county age group champion, and Esmie Kidman, 6th
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, county age group champion,
    17/over age group, Lara-Grace Mount, 18years age group, silver.
    Boys 50m breaststroke -
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 5th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, 6th, and Nedas Tkacenko, 7th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle 6th,
    16years age group, Thomas Ball 5th, and Tobias Oglesby 6th,
    17/over age group, Freddie Laws, 17years age group, 20, gold and county champion, Nathan Wells, 5th, and Alexander Florance, 6th.
    Girls 200m butterfly -
    12 years age group, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, bronze and Wiktoria Marcineck, 4th,
    13years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 5th, Elyn Lauder, 6th, Jamie Sturge, 7th and Chloe Bellamy, 8th.
    14years age group, Chloe Liddell, silver, Esmie Kidman, 5th,
    15years age group, Leah Wightman, county age group champion, 16/under champion and open age group silver and Erica Charters, 5th.
    Boys 200m Individual Medley -
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe 5th and Nathan Yeaman, 8th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 7th, Kyle Ostil, 8th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 5th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby, silver,
    17/over age group, Nathan Wells, gold and county champion, Freddie Laws, bronze, Joseph Wells, 4th, Oliver Kenny, 5th
    Session 4, Saturday afternoon;
    Girls 200m freestyle –
    12 years age group – Wiktoria Marcinek, 7th
    14 years age group – Esmie Kidman, 7th,
    15years age group. Leah Wightman, 4th.
    Boys 100m backstroke –
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 6th
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 5th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 5th
    15 years age group, Harvey Ise, 5th,
    16years age group Tobias Oglesby, county age group champion,
    17 years age group and over, Nathan Wells, county champion, Oliver Kenny, 6th and Joseph Wells 8th.
    Girls 50m breaststroke –
    10/11 years age group – Karylle Ostil, silver, Eliza Butcher, 7th and Charlie Hill, 8th,
    12 years age group – Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, 4th,
    13 years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 5th,
    14 years age group Kacie Cooper, silver, and Sophie Doig 6th,
    15 years age group Erica Charters, 8th,
    17 and over, Molly Lee (19), gold, county champion, Sarah O’Brien (24), silver.
    Boys 200m butterfly –
    12 years age group, Thomas James, county age group champion
    13 years age group, Harry Malton, bronze,
    14 years age group, Daniel Grimmer, 5th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 5th,
    17 and over, Nathan Wells, county champion, Freddie Laws, bronze.
    Girls 200m Individual Medley -
    12 years age group – Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, silver,
    13 years age group Olivia Skittrell, 8th,
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper, silver, Chloe Liddell, 5th, Esmie Kidman, 7th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 4th.
    The swimming was delayed on for around Sunday morning, as the centre staff worked to address a technical issue with the pool. Once resolved the competition picked up where it had finished the day before;
    Session 5, Sunday morning;
    Boys 400m freestyle –
    10/11 years age group, Ned Steele, 5th,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 5th,
    13 years age group, silver, Nathan Yeaman, bronze, Harry Malton 4th and Rhys Burrell, 8th,
    14 years age group Nedas Tkacenko, bronze, Harry Johnson 5th and Daniel Grimmer, 8th,
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, 4th and Harvey Isle, 6th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby, silver, Thomas Ball, bronze,
    17 years and over age group, Joseph Wells, county champion, Freddie Laws, silver, Callum Stedman, bronze.
    Girls 200m breaststroke –
    10/11 years age group, Emilija Vitiginyte, 6th,
    12 years age group, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, silver and Wiktoria Marcinek, 7th,
    13 years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 7th,
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper, county age group champion and Sophie Doig, 7th,
    15 years age group, Erica Charters, 8th.
    Boys 100m freestyle –
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 8th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, 4th and Nedas Tkacenko 5th,
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, 5th,
    16 years age group, Thomas Ball, county age group champion and Tobias Oglesby, bronze,
    17 years and over age group, Joseph Wells, bronze, Callum Stedman 7th and Freddie Laws, 8th.
    Girls 50m breaststroke –
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 5th,
    13 years age group, Chloe Bellamy, 7th,
    14 years age group, Abigail Nicholson, county age group champion,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, silver,
    16 years age group, Meda Vitginyte, 5th,
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 5th.
    Session 6, Sunday afternoon;
    Girls 400m Individual Medley -
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 4th
    13 years age group, Jamie Sturge, 6th,
    14 years age group, Esmie Kidman, silver and Chloe Liddell, 5th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, silver,
    Boys 200m backstroke –
    10/11 years age group, Harry Munro, 6th,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 5th,
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 6th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, silver and Daniel Grimmer, 7th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 4th and Harry Sharpe 6th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby, county age group champion,
    17 and over age group, Joseph Wells county age group champion, Freddie Laws 5th and Jake Lammas (18) 6th.
    Girls 100m butterfly –
    12 years age group, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, 4th
    14 years age group, Chloe Liddell, bronze,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 5th,
    16 years age group, Katie Drew, 6th,
    Boys 50m butterfly –
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 7th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, bronze and Nedas Tkacenko, 5th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 7th,
    16 years age group, Thomas Ball, silver, Tobias Oglesby 5th and Jack Drage, 6th,
    17 and over age group, Oliver Kenny, silver and Joseph Wells 7th.

    The championships continue and conclude next weekend. [post_content_filtered] => Weekend two of the Norfolk County Championships saw fantastic fast and furious racing in the pool at the Norwich Sportspark on Saturday and Sunday, with the swimmers from West Norfolk Swimming Club sporting their new club kit as they racked up an impressive haul of medals across all four stroke.
    ‘Purple Army’ swimmers who finished in a top eight place over the weekend included; January
    Session 3, Saturday morning,
    Boys 200m freestyle –
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 4th and Harry Johnson, 8th
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, bronze and Harvey Isle, 7th
    16years age group Thomas Ball, silver and Tobias Oglesby, bronze
    17/over age group Nathan Wells, 22years age group, gold and county champion, Joseph Wells, 21years age group, bronze and Freddie Laws, 17years age group, 5th.
    Girls 100m backstroke –
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 5th
    13 years age group, Chloe Bellamy, 7th,
    14 years age group, Abigail Nicholson, county age group champion, and Esmie Kidman, 6th
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, county age group champion,
    17/over age group, Lara-Grace Mount, 18years age group, silver.
    Boys 50m breaststroke -
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 5th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, 6th, and Nedas Tkacenko, 7th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle 6th,
    16years age group, Thomas Ball 5th, and Tobias Oglesby 6th,
    17/over age group, Freddie Laws, 17years age group, 20, gold and county champion, Nathan Wells, 5th, and Alexander Florance, 6th.
    Girls 200m butterfly -
    12 years age group, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, bronze and Wiktoria Marcineck, 4th,
    13years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 5th, Elyn Lauder, 6th, Jamie Sturge, 7th and Chloe Bellamy, 8th.
    14years age group, Chloe Liddell, silver, Esmie Kidman, 5th,
    15years age group, Leah Wightman, county age group champion, 16/under champion and open age group silver and Erica Charters, 5th.
    Boys 200m Individual Medley -
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe 5th and Nathan Yeaman, 8th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 7th, Kyle Ostil, 8th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 5th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby, silver,
    17/over age group, Nathan Wells, gold and county champion, Freddie Laws, bronze, Joseph Wells, 4th, Oliver Kenny, 5th
    Session 4, Saturday afternoon;
    Girls 200m freestyle –
    12 years age group – Wiktoria Marcinek, 7th
    14 years age group – Esmie Kidman, 7th,
    15years age group. Leah Wightman, 4th.
    Boys 100m backstroke –
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 6th
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 5th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, 5th
    15 years age group, Harvey Ise, 5th,
    16years age group Tobias Oglesby, county age group champion,
    17 years age group and over, Nathan Wells, county champion, Oliver Kenny, 6th and Joseph Wells 8th.
    Girls 50m breaststroke –
    10/11 years age group – Karylle Ostil, silver, Eliza Butcher, 7th and Charlie Hill, 8th,
    12 years age group – Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, 4th,
    13 years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 5th,
    14 years age group Kacie Cooper, silver, and Sophie Doig 6th,
    15 years age group Erica Charters, 8th,
    17 and over, Molly Lee (19), gold, county champion, Sarah O’Brien (24), silver.
    Boys 200m butterfly –
    12 years age group, Thomas James, county age group champion
    13 years age group, Harry Malton, bronze,
    14 years age group, Daniel Grimmer, 5th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 5th,
    17 and over, Nathan Wells, county champion, Freddie Laws, bronze.
    Girls 200m Individual Medley -
    12 years age group – Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, silver,
    13 years age group Olivia Skittrell, 8th,
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper, silver, Chloe Liddell, 5th, Esmie Kidman, 7th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 4th.
    The swimming was delayed on for around Sunday morning, as the centre staff worked to address a technical issue with the pool. Once resolved the competition picked up where it had finished the day before;
    Session 5, Sunday morning;
    Boys 400m freestyle –
    10/11 years age group, Ned Steele, 5th,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 5th,
    13 years age group, silver, Nathan Yeaman, bronze, Harry Malton 4th and Rhys Burrell, 8th,
    14 years age group Nedas Tkacenko, bronze, Harry Johnson 5th and Daniel Grimmer, 8th,
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, 4th and Harvey Isle, 6th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby, silver, Thomas Ball, bronze,
    17 years and over age group, Joseph Wells, county champion, Freddie Laws, silver, Callum Stedman, bronze.
    Girls 200m breaststroke –
    10/11 years age group, Emilija Vitiginyte, 6th,
    12 years age group, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, silver and Wiktoria Marcinek, 7th,
    13 years age group, Olivia Skittrell, 7th,
    14 years age group, Kacie Cooper, county age group champion and Sophie Doig, 7th,
    15 years age group, Erica Charters, 8th.
    Boys 100m freestyle –
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 8th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, 4th and Nedas Tkacenko 5th,
    15 years age group, Harry Sharpe, 5th,
    16 years age group, Thomas Ball, county age group champion and Tobias Oglesby, bronze,
    17 years and over age group, Joseph Wells, bronze, Callum Stedman 7th and Freddie Laws, 8th.
    Girls 50m breaststroke –
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 5th,
    13 years age group, Chloe Bellamy, 7th,
    14 years age group, Abigail Nicholson, county age group champion,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, silver,
    16 years age group, Meda Vitginyte, 5th,
    17 years and over age group, Lara Grace Mount, 5th.
    Session 6, Sunday afternoon;
    Girls 400m Individual Medley -
    12 years age group, Wiktoria Marcinek, 4th
    13 years age group, Jamie Sturge, 6th,
    14 years age group, Esmie Kidman, silver and Chloe Liddell, 5th,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, silver,
    Boys 200m backstroke –
    10/11 years age group, Harry Munro, 6th,
    12 years age group, Thomas James, 5th,
    13 years age group, Jack Sharpe, 6th
    14 years age group, Nedas Tkacenko, silver and Daniel Grimmer, 7th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 4th and Harry Sharpe 6th,
    16 years age group, Tobias Oglesby, county age group champion,
    17 and over age group, Joseph Wells county age group champion, Freddie Laws 5th and Jake Lammas (18) 6th.
    Girls 100m butterfly –
    12 years age group, Kristina Sutika-Totlebena, 4th
    14 years age group, Chloe Liddell, bronze,
    15 years age group, Leah Wightman, 5th,
    16 years age group, Katie Drew, 6th,
    Boys 50m butterfly –
    13 years age group, Rhys Burrell, 7th,
    14 years age group, Kyle Ostil, bronze and Nedas Tkacenko, 5th,
    15 years age group, Harvey Isle, 7th,
    16 years age group, Thomas Ball, silver, Tobias Oglesby 5th and Jack Drage, 6th,
    17 and over age group, Oliver Kenny, silver and Joseph Wells 7th.

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  • Array ( [ID] => 9522 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-01-25T11:03:43+00:00 [post_content] => They’re here and they fit! (which was never in doubt.....ahem)
    After lots and lots of research and enquiry and the largest capital spend by the club for a very long time, our new Adjustable track style blocks arrives at Alive St James during the week.
    Last night Paul S, Stuart B and Barry W put them in place and the squads P1, 2, 3 and DP who were training tested them out........and they got a universal thumbs up.
    Until now our swimmers come across these type of blocks at most competitions, but haven’t had the opportunity to train with them.
    Becoming familiar with this type of block in training will give us an edge in competition........and they look great too. [post_content_filtered] => They’re here and they fit! (which was never in doubt.....ahem)
    After lots and lots of research and enquiry and the largest capital spend by the club for a very long time, our new Adjustable track style blocks arrives at Alive St James during the week.
    Last night Paul S, Stuart B and Barry W put them in place and the squads P1, 2, 3 and DP who were training tested them out........and they got a universal thumbs up.
    Until now our swimmers come across these type of blocks at most competitions, but haven’t had the opportunity to train with them.
    Becoming familiar with this type of block in training will give us an edge in competition........and they look great too. [post_title] => New Track style blocks [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-02-05T16:50:20+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9523 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-01-19T18:21:39+00:00 [post_content] => The Norfolk County Championships 2020 got underway at The Sportspark in Norwich on Saturday 18th January. The competition runs across three consecutive weekends.
    Overall a total of 74 West Norfolk Swimming Club members qualified to compete during the championships, a figure that represents over 50% of all swimming members.
    For this first weekend of three, when the long-distance events took place, Suffolk ASA raced alongside their Norfolk counterparts in the only 50m pool across the two counties.
    On Saturday morning the girls got things underway with the 800m freestyle, whilst the boys had to wait until the afternoon for their 1500m event. On Sunday the racing was reversed.
    Over the course of the weekends freestyle events #purplearmy swimmers gave a great account of themselves, racking up an initial clutch of 15 medals from 27 swims and a host of personal best times;
    SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY
    GIRLS 800M FREESTYLE
    12yrs age group;
    Wiktoria Marcineck, 11:26.77 (PB). Bronze
    13yrs age group;
    Olivia Skittrell, 10:57.14. Bronze
    Chloe Bellamy, 11:14.15 (PB). 6th
    Jaime Sturge, 12:08.38. 8thq
    14yrs age group;
    Esmie Kidman, 10:22.48 (PB). Silver
    15yrs age group;
    Leah Wightman, 10:04.18. Silver in age group and in 16/under
    in age group and in 16/under
    17/over age group;
    Joseph Read, 10:41.56, 9th.

    After lunch, the West Norfolk boys got underway.
    BOYS 1500m FREESTYLE
    13yrs age group;
    Harry Malton, 21:50.03, 5th
    Rhys Burrell, 22:37.87, 6th
    15yrs age group;
    Harvey Isle, 19:20.47, 4th and 5th 16/under
    Harry Sharpe, 19:10.24. Bronze and 4th 16/under

    16yrs age group;
    Robert Addis, 19:35.18. Silver and 6th 16/under
    17/over age group;
    Freddie Laws, 17:57.81. Gold, and bronze in the open category.
    Callum Stedman, 18:30.62. Bronze and 5th in open.

    SUNDAY 19TH JANUARY 2020
    BOYS 800M FREESTYLE
    13yrs age group
    Jack Sharpe, 11:08.24, 4th.
    Harry Malton, 11:11.58, 5th
    15yrs age group
    Harry Sharpe 9:52.47. Bronze,
    Harvey Isle 10:11.54, 5th
    16yrs age group
    Robert Addis, 10:01.82. Silver,
    17/over age group
    Joseph Wells 9:25.87. Gold
    Jake Lammas 9:52.57. Silver
    GIRLS 1500M FREESTYLE
    12yrs age group
    Wiktoria Marcinek, 21:48.01. Bronze
    13yrs age group
    Olivia Skittrell, 20:23.64. Bronze
    14yrs age group
    Esmie Kidman, 19:42.62. Gold
    15yrs age group
    Leah Wightman, 19:16.56. Silver

    West Norfolk Swimmers pictured before their Sunday competitions;
    Boys – Back Jack Sharpe, Harry Malton. Front Robert Addis, Harry Sharp and Jake Lammas
    Wiktoria Marcinek [post_content_filtered] => The Norfolk County Championships 2020 got underway at The Sportspark in Norwich on Saturday 18th January. The competition runs across three consecutive weekends.
    Overall a total of 74 West Norfolk Swimming Club members qualified to compete during the championships, a figure that represents over 50% of all swimming members.
    For this first weekend of three, when the long-distance events took place, Suffolk ASA raced alongside their Norfolk counterparts in the only 50m pool across the two counties.
    On Saturday morning the girls got things underway with the 800m freestyle, whilst the boys had to wait until the afternoon for their 1500m event. On Sunday the racing was reversed.
    Over the course of the weekends freestyle events #purplearmy swimmers gave a great account of themselves, racking up an initial clutch of 15 medals from 27 swims and a host of personal best times;
    SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY
    GIRLS 800M FREESTYLE
    12yrs age group;
    Wiktoria Marcineck, 11:26.77 (PB). Bronze
    13yrs age group;
    Olivia Skittrell, 10:57.14. Bronze
    Chloe Bellamy, 11:14.15 (PB). 6th
    Jaime Sturge, 12:08.38. 8thq
    14yrs age group;
    Esmie Kidman, 10:22.48 (PB). Silver
    15yrs age group;
    Leah Wightman, 10:04.18. Silver in age group and in 16/under
    in age group and in 16/under
    17/over age group;
    Joseph Read, 10:41.56, 9th.

    After lunch, the West Norfolk boys got underway.
    BOYS 1500m FREESTYLE
    13yrs age group;
    Harry Malton, 21:50.03, 5th
    Rhys Burrell, 22:37.87, 6th
    15yrs age group;
    Harvey Isle, 19:20.47, 4th and 5th 16/under
    Harry Sharpe, 19:10.24. Bronze and 4th 16/under

    16yrs age group;
    Robert Addis, 19:35.18. Silver and 6th 16/under
    17/over age group;
    Freddie Laws, 17:57.81. Gold, and bronze in the open category.
    Callum Stedman, 18:30.62. Bronze and 5th in open.

    SUNDAY 19TH JANUARY 2020
    BOYS 800M FREESTYLE
    13yrs age group
    Jack Sharpe, 11:08.24, 4th.
    Harry Malton, 11:11.58, 5th
    15yrs age group
    Harry Sharpe 9:52.47. Bronze,
    Harvey Isle 10:11.54, 5th
    16yrs age group
    Robert Addis, 10:01.82. Silver,
    17/over age group
    Joseph Wells 9:25.87. Gold
    Jake Lammas 9:52.57. Silver
    GIRLS 1500M FREESTYLE
    12yrs age group
    Wiktoria Marcinek, 21:48.01. Bronze
    13yrs age group
    Olivia Skittrell, 20:23.64. Bronze
    14yrs age group
    Esmie Kidman, 19:42.62. Gold
    15yrs age group
    Leah Wightman, 19:16.56. Silver

    West Norfolk Swimmers pictured before their Sunday competitions;
    Boys – Back Jack Sharpe, Harry Malton. Front Robert Addis, Harry Sharp and Jake Lammas
    Wiktoria Marcinek [post_title] => County Champs 2020 Distance events [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-01-27T22:49:07+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9524 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2020-01-15T21:52:56+00:00 [post_content] => Hi everyone,
    I’m putting together a second kit order, which I’m looking to place by the end of the month.

    Thanks to Barry W for his hard work, the new style kit is now available to order and pay for through the online shop on the club website.
    There are a few key points to mention;
    The closing date for this order will be 31st January. Delivery can be expected around 4 weeks after that.
    For this second order, we will offer the same prices as with the initial order. For subsequent orders the revised prices as in the table (attached) will apply.
    Personalisation options are available for each of the items;
    Shirt, Hoodie, Tracksuit top – Forename for the front right side of the chest, and surname to the back.
    Tracksuit trousers and shorts – Surname or initials to the right thigh area.


    LEGGINGS / TRACKSUIT TROUSERS
    We’re working with Double-G and the factory in India to produce WNSC branded leggings, to match the rest of the kit, and as an alternative to the tracksuit trousers, probably more for the girls.
    They won’t be available for this order, but mention them in case you’d rather wait than order tracksuit trousers. I’ll update you as soon as I know more.
    Sizes-
    JUNIOR - 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14
    ADULT – SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, X-LARGE [post_content_filtered] => Hi everyone,
    I’m putting together a second kit order, which I’m looking to place by the end of the month.

    Thanks to Barry W for his hard work, the new style kit is now available to order and pay for through the online shop on the club website.
    There are a few key points to mention;
    The closing date for this order will be 31st January. Delivery can be expected around 4 weeks after that.
    For this second order, we will offer the same prices as with the initial order. For subsequent orders the revised prices as in the table (attached) will apply.
    Personalisation options are available for each of the items;
    Shirt, Hoodie, Tracksuit top – Forename for the front right side of the chest, and surname to the back.
    Tracksuit trousers and shorts – Surname or initials to the right thigh area.


    LEGGINGS / TRACKSUIT TROUSERS
    We’re working with Double-G and the factory in India to produce WNSC branded leggings, to match the rest of the kit, and as an alternative to the tracksuit trousers, probably more for the girls.
    They won’t be available for this order, but mention them in case you’d rather wait than order tracksuit trousers. I’ll update you as soon as I know more.
    Sizes-
    JUNIOR - 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14
    ADULT – SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE, X-LARGE [post_title] => Club web shop updated with new kit [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2020-01-15T21:52:56+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9524
  • Array ( [ID] => 9525 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-14T21:27:33+00:00 [post_content] => Abbie and Luke got stuck in traffic, as did the entire team from Calverton & Bingham. All cut it close, but arrived in time to compete after a 15 minute delay.
    We raced fiercely in the final round of the National Arena League at Cambridge, and we’re neck and neck on points with Modernians, and led going into the 3rd quarter of the event.........then we felt the toll of some enforced changes and finished in second place........in the swimming at least.
    We were undoubted winners of the body paint, purple tinsel and Santa hats though, rocking a purple Christmas vibe.... [post_content_filtered] => Abbie and Luke got stuck in traffic, as did the entire team from Calverton & Bingham. All cut it close, but arrived in time to compete after a 15 minute delay.
    We raced fiercely in the final round of the National Arena League at Cambridge, and we’re neck and neck on points with Modernians, and led going into the 3rd quarter of the event.........then we felt the toll of some enforced changes and finished in second place........in the swimming at least.
    We were undoubted winners of the body paint, purple tinsel and Santa hats though, rocking a purple Christmas vibe.... [post_title] => In cricket I think it would be called a collapse...... [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-14T21:27:33+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9525
  • Array ( [ID] => 9526 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-14T21:27:30+00:00 [post_content] => Abbie and Luke got stuck in traffic, as did the entire team from Calverton & Bingham. All cut it close, but arrived in time to compete after a 15 minute delay.
    We raced fiercely in the final round of the National Arena League at Cambridge, and we’re neck and neck on points with Modernians, and led going into the 3rd quarter of the event.........then we felt the toll of some enforced changes and finished in second place........in the swimming at least.
    We were undoubted winners of the body paint, purple tinsel and Santa hats though, rocking a purple Christmas vibe.... [post_content_filtered] => Abbie and Luke got stuck in traffic, as did the entire team from Calverton & Bingham. All cut it close, but arrived in time to compete after a 15 minute delay.
    We raced fiercely in the final round of the National Arena League at Cambridge, and we’re neck and neck on points with Modernians, and led going into the 3rd quarter of the event.........then we felt the toll of some enforced changes and finished in second place........in the swimming at least.
    We were undoubted winners of the body paint, purple tinsel and Santa hats though, rocking a purple Christmas vibe.... [post_title] => In cricket I think it would be called a collapse...... [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-14T21:27:30+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9526
  • Array ( [ID] => 9527 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-14T21:27:24+00:00 [post_content] => Abbie and Luke got stuck in traffic, as did the entire team from Calverton & Bingham. All cut it close, but arrived in time to compete after a 15 minute delay.
    We raced fiercely in the final round of the National Arena League at Cambridge, and we’re neck and neck on points with Modernians, and led going into the 3rd quarter of the event.........then we felt the toll of some enforced changes and finished in second place........in the swimming at least.
    We were undoubted winners of the body paint, purple tinsel and Santa hats though, rocking a purple Christmas vibe.... [post_content_filtered] => Abbie and Luke got stuck in traffic, as did the entire team from Calverton & Bingham. All cut it close, but arrived in time to compete after a 15 minute delay.
    We raced fiercely in the final round of the National Arena League at Cambridge, and we’re neck and neck on points with Modernians, and led going into the 3rd quarter of the event.........then we felt the toll of some enforced changes and finished in second place........in the swimming at least.
    We were undoubted winners of the body paint, purple tinsel and Santa hats though, rocking a purple Christmas vibe.... [post_title] => In cricket I think it would be called a collapse...... [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-14T21:27:24+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9527
  • Array ( [ID] => 9537 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-13T11:37:32+00:00 [post_content] => Hi all,
    Please use the Virgin Fundraising page here, to drive us towards our Swimarathon target of £1000.
    We’re putting in eight teams.......that’s 48 swimmers.......we’re taking over the entire pool for the last hour on 8th February......
    Share it with friends, family, acquaintances, strangers........anyone who might put their hand in their pocket for these great causes.......

    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonRose25 [post_content_filtered] => Hi all,
    Please use the Virgin Fundraising page here, to drive us towards our Swimarathon target of £1000.
    We’re putting in eight teams.......that’s 48 swimmers.......we’re taking over the entire pool for the last hour on 8th February......
    Share it with friends, family, acquaintances, strangers........anyone who might put their hand in their pocket for these great causes.......

    https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SimonRose25 [post_title] => Swimarathon Fundraising page [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-13T11:37:32+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9537
  • Array ( [ID] => 9538 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-11T00:20:09+00:00 [post_content] => A huge squad of #purplearmy athletes also raced at City of Peterborough’s Winter Meet last weekend.
    Loads of fabulous PBs and a huge haul of medals were topped off by winning trophies for Top visiting club, and Top boy, Robert Addis.
    There’s little doubt who won the warm up dance off either........the videos don’t lie........West Norfolk has got rhythm! [post_content_filtered] => A huge squad of #purplearmy athletes also raced at City of Peterborough’s Winter Meet last weekend.
    Loads of fabulous PBs and a huge haul of medals were topped off by winning trophies for Top visiting club, and Top boy, Robert Addis.
    There’s little doubt who won the warm up dance off either........the videos don’t lie........West Norfolk has got rhythm! [post_title] => Top Club & Top boy at CoPs Winter Meet [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-11T00:20:09+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9538
  • Array ( [ID] => 9539 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-08T18:32:34+00:00 [post_content] => The National Winter Championships took place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield between 5th and 8th December.
    Four West Norfolk Swimming Club members qualified and competed.
    The Championships, raced in 25m, short course format, are unlike the Summer Championships which have age group specific finals. Instead the Winter Champs have just Youth (18 and under), Open (over 18) age groups
    Freddie Laws (16yrs) was joined by Nathan Wells (21 yrs), Sam Peck (18 yrs) Sam Rose (16 yrs)he clubs they swim with whilst studying outside the county.
    Heat sessions ran from 9:00am in the mornings and finals from 4:30pm.

    Thursday 5th December
    Freddie Laws got think underway swimming a personal best (PB) in of 1.05.14 in the 100m breaststroke.
    Nathan Wells got his weekend started with the 200m IM, swimming just off his PB. In the 400m freestyle however he swam a brilliant 3.50.42 which broke the 36 year old Norfolk county record, held since 1983 by Norfolk Olympian Paul Easter. That time earned Nathan a place in the final where he finished 5th, with an even quicker 3.49.12, notching up a 2.75 second improvement on his PB on the day and consolidating the county record.

    Friday 6th December
    Sam Peck and Nathan Wells both raced he 400m IM. Sam just missed his PB, while Nathan equalled his own county record time of 4.20.57 in the heats. In the final he took a further 1.5 seconds off it to finish in 4.19.06, stamping his name on that county record even harder.
    Sam Rose raced the 100m freestyle putting in his second best ever time of 53.69, not quite matching his own junior county record, set last month.

    Saturday 7th December
    Nathan Wells began his day with PB of 56.81 in the heat of the 100m IM, which was yet another Norfolk county record, and earned him a place in the final. The record didn’t hold for long though, as he again bettered it in the final, with 56.53, placing him joint 8th overall.
    He then raced the 1500m freestyle finishing 6th overall with another PB time of 15:28:87

    Sunday 8th December
    Freddie Laws was first up in the 200m breaststroke, notching up a time of 2.20.33, just off his own junior and senior county record time, set in November, taking it from team mate Sam Peck..
    Sam Peck went a couple of heats later of the same event, finishing in 2.21.64.
    Sam Rose finished his weekend off, along with the #purplearmy interests in the event, with a 1.55.58 in the 200m freestyle.

    West Norfolk SC Head Coach Sarah Vanderloo said ‘It’s great to see all our members doing so well, whether swimming in a purple West Norfolk cap or in the colours of their other clubs. I was particularly pleased for Nathan who had a fantastic weekend, but taking the longstanding county record in the 400m freestyle from such a top achieving athlete is really special. I’ve been keeping tabs on the results from City of Peterborough’s ‘CoPs Winter Open’ gala where we had members swimming as well over the weekend and am pleased that there have been some great results there too. We crack on with training now though, with the final of the Arena League in Cambridge next Saturday, and the Norfolk County Championships early next month, there’s no time to rest on our laurels. I’m also looking forward to welcoming the 20 or so new young members joining the club after our recent trials sessions. Anyone looking for information on joining the club can contact me through our new look website www.westnorfolksc.co.uk’ [post_content_filtered] => The National Winter Championships took place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield between 5th and 8th December.
    Four West Norfolk Swimming Club members qualified and competed.
    The Championships, raced in 25m, short course format, are unlike the Summer Championships which have age group specific finals. Instead the Winter Champs have just Youth (18 and under), Open (over 18) age groups
    Freddie Laws (16yrs) was joined by Nathan Wells (21 yrs), Sam Peck (18 yrs) Sam Rose (16 yrs)he clubs they swim with whilst studying outside the county.
    Heat sessions ran from 9:00am in the mornings and finals from 4:30pm.

    Thursday 5th December
    Freddie Laws got think underway swimming a personal best (PB) in of 1.05.14 in the 100m breaststroke.
    Nathan Wells got his weekend started with the 200m IM, swimming just off his PB. In the 400m freestyle however he swam a brilliant 3.50.42 which broke the 36 year old Norfolk county record, held since 1983 by Norfolk Olympian Paul Easter. That time earned Nathan a place in the final where he finished 5th, with an even quicker 3.49.12, notching up a 2.75 second improvement on his PB on the day and consolidating the county record.

    Friday 6th December
    Sam Peck and Nathan Wells both raced he 400m IM. Sam just missed his PB, while Nathan equalled his own county record time of 4.20.57 in the heats. In the final he took a further 1.5 seconds off it to finish in 4.19.06, stamping his name on that county record even harder.
    Sam Rose raced the 100m freestyle putting in his second best ever time of 53.69, not quite matching his own junior county record, set last month.

    Saturday 7th December
    Nathan Wells began his day with PB of 56.81 in the heat of the 100m IM, which was yet another Norfolk county record, and earned him a place in the final. The record didn’t hold for long though, as he again bettered it in the final, with 56.53, placing him joint 8th overall.
    He then raced the 1500m freestyle finishing 6th overall with another PB time of 15:28:87

    Sunday 8th December
    Freddie Laws was first up in the 200m breaststroke, notching up a time of 2.20.33, just off his own junior and senior county record time, set in November, taking it from team mate Sam Peck..
    Sam Peck went a couple of heats later of the same event, finishing in 2.21.64.
    Sam Rose finished his weekend off, along with the #purplearmy interests in the event, with a 1.55.58 in the 200m freestyle.

    West Norfolk SC Head Coach Sarah Vanderloo said ‘It’s great to see all our members doing so well, whether swimming in a purple West Norfolk cap or in the colours of their other clubs. I was particularly pleased for Nathan who had a fantastic weekend, but taking the longstanding county record in the 400m freestyle from such a top achieving athlete is really special. I’ve been keeping tabs on the results from City of Peterborough’s ‘CoPs Winter Open’ gala where we had members swimming as well over the weekend and am pleased that there have been some great results there too. We crack on with training now though, with the final of the Arena League in Cambridge next Saturday, and the Norfolk County Championships early next month, there’s no time to rest on our laurels. I’m also looking forward to welcoming the 20 or so new young members joining the club after our recent trials sessions. Anyone looking for information on joining the club can contact me through our new look website www.westnorfolksc.co.uk’ [post_title] => Winter Nationals Report [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-08T19:35:45+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9539
  • Array ( [ID] => 9540 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-04T22:23:02+00:00 [post_content] => The National Winter Championships take place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield this weekend.
    Freddie Laws, Nathan Wells, Sam Rose and Sam Peck will Race over the four days of competition.
    Heat sessions run from 9:00am in the mornings and finals from 4:30pm.
    Unlike the Summer Championships which have age group specific finals, the Winter Champs have just Youth and Open ones.

    West Norfolk interests will centre on the events below;

    Thursday 5th December
    09:00 - Nathan Wells 200m IM. Heat 5, Lane 3
    09:47 - Freddie Laws 100m breaststroke. Heat 3, Lane 0
    10:33 - Nathan Wells 400m freestyle. Heat 5, Lane 3

    Friday 6th December (final timings released on day)
    Nathan Wells 400m IM
    Sam Peck 400m IM
    Sam Rose 100m freestyle

    Saturday 7th December (final timings released on day)
    Nathan Wells 100m IM and 1500m freestyle

    Sunday 8th December (final timings released on day)
    Freddie Laws 200m breaststroke
    Sam Peck 200m breaststroke
    Sam Rose 200m freestyle


    The event is live streamed (see the link below)

    https://www.swimming.org/sport/about-the-national-winter-championships/ [post_content_filtered] => The National Winter Championships take place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield this weekend.
    Freddie Laws, Nathan Wells, Sam Rose and Sam Peck will Race over the four days of competition.
    Heat sessions run from 9:00am in the mornings and finals from 4:30pm.
    Unlike the Summer Championships which have age group specific finals, the Winter Champs have just Youth and Open ones.

    West Norfolk interests will centre on the events below;

    Thursday 5th December
    09:00 - Nathan Wells 200m IM. Heat 5, Lane 3
    09:47 - Freddie Laws 100m breaststroke. Heat 3, Lane 0
    10:33 - Nathan Wells 400m freestyle. Heat 5, Lane 3

    Friday 6th December (final timings released on day)
    Nathan Wells 400m IM
    Sam Peck 400m IM
    Sam Rose 100m freestyle

    Saturday 7th December (final timings released on day)
    Nathan Wells 100m IM and 1500m freestyle

    Sunday 8th December (final timings released on day)
    Freddie Laws 200m breaststroke
    Sam Peck 200m breaststroke
    Sam Rose 200m freestyle


    The event is live streamed (see the link below)

    https://www.swimming.org/sport/about-the-national-winter-championships/ [post_title] => National Winter Championships 2019 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-04T22:23:02+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
  • New post id: 9540
  • Array ( [ID] => 9541 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-12-03T19:36:02+00:00 [post_content] => Thank you to everyone who ‘pulled out the stops’ in getting potential members to have a crack at our recent trials sessions.
    Overall we had twenty young swimmers try out, with 12 going on to the trials groups and 8 joining the club.
    Matas Smulkys (Potential Squad) was the lucky winner of a 1:2:1 coaching session, after ‘referring a friend’

    Top work, and don’t be shy about recommending anyone else who might not have been able to make it this time

    Best regards
    Simon [post_content_filtered] => Thank you to everyone who ‘pulled out the stops’ in getting potential members to have a crack at our recent trials sessions.
    Overall we had twenty young swimmers try out, with 12 going on to the trials groups and 8 joining the club.
    Matas Smulkys (Potential Squad) was the lucky winner of a 1:2:1 coaching session, after ‘referring a friend’

    Top work, and don’t be shy about recommending anyone else who might not have been able to make it this time

    Best regards
    Simon [post_title] => TRIALS SESSIONS SUCCESS [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-12-03T19:36:02+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9542 [post_author] => Simon Rose [post_date] => 2019-11-05T15:52:34+00:00 [post_content] => Sixteen swimmers achieved the challenging qualification times required to compete at the Swim England East Region Short Course Championships held at Basildon Sporting Village between 1st and 3rd November.

    Unlike the long course summer championships, this event in the 25m pool, has one fixed qualification time for each event regardless of the competitors age. It is therefore much more difficult for younger swimmers to meet the requirements.

    Between them the athletes achieved 33 personal best times, alongside some fantastic relay team results.

    Nathan Wells (21yrs) took top honours for the club, with a hat trick of silver medals in the 100m 200m and 400m individual medleys (IM), alsotaking silver in the 100m and 200m backstroke and bronze in 50m backstroke and 400m freestyle. His 100m backstroke time of 56.55 was an all-time Norfolk senior county record.

    Freddie Laws (16yrs) notched up a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke final, in an all time Norfolk county junior and senior record time of 2.19.09

    Linked swimmer Sam Rose (16yrs) also scored an all time Norfolk junior record time in the 100m freestyle, in 52.83 seconds.

    The WNSC men’s 4 x 50m medley relay team of Nathan Wells, Freddie Laws, Luke Bryan and Oliver Kenny finished the weekend of in style with another all time Norfolk county record time of 1.47.31

    Overall WNSC swimmers competed as follows;

    Leah Wightman (15yrs) 200m freestyle 2.18.65, 800m freestyle 9.50.13, 50m backstroke 31.01pb, 100m backstroke 1.08.73, 200m backstroke 2.26.52 (pb), 200m IM 2.33.54, 400m IM 5.21.40, 50m butterfly 31.40, 100m butterfly 1.09.25.

    Lara Grace Mount (16yrs) 50m backstroke 31.27, 100m backstroke 1.06.49, 100m IM 1.10.23, 50m freestyle 28.13 (pb) 100m freestyle 1.01.44, 50m butterfly 31.01.

    Callum Stedman (16yrs) 1500m freestyle 17.03.65(pb), 200m freestyle 2.03.22 (pb).

    Jake Lammas (17yrs) 200m IM 2.22.27, 50m freestyle 25.62, 100m freestyle 55.45, 200m freestyle 2.04.72, 200m backstroke 2.20.48.

    Freddie Laws (16yrs) 100m IM 1.03.44, 200m IM2.14.37 (pb), 400m IM 4.40.10 (pb), 50m breaststroke 30.87 (pb), 100m breaststroke 1.05.79(heat pb), 1.05.57(final pb) 5th, 200m breaststroke 2.21.06 (heat pb), 2.19.09 (final pb, Norfolk junior and senior record) 50m butterfly 28.01 (pb), 100m butterfly 1.01.43 (pb).

    Joe Wells (20yrs)100m IM 1.02.35, 200m IM 2.18.02 (pb), 50 m freestyle 25.03 (pb), 100m freestyle 54.12 (pb)200m freestyle 1.59.16, 400m free 4.16.61, 50m backstroke 29.63, 100m backstroke 1.03.32, 200m backstroke 2.17.66, 50m butterfly 27.46, 100m butterfly 1.00.65.

    Alex Florance (19yrs) 100m IM 1.07.00,200m IM 2.22.48, 50m breaststroke 31.85, 100m breaststroke 1.10.56, 200m breaststroke 2.33.57.

    Nathan Wells (21yrs) 100m IM 59.04 (heat), 57.99 (final), 200m IM 2.04.16 , 400m IM 4.26.05, , 50m freestyle 24.71, 100m freestyle 52.89, 200m freestyle 1.53.49 (heat), 1.57.19 (final), 400m freestyle 3.58.13, 50m backstroke 26.68 (heat) 26.47 (final), 100m backstroke 56.55 pb, Norfolk senior record, 200m backstroke 2.09.01 (heat), 2.04.10 (final), 100m butterfly 58.73.

    Robert Addis (15yrs) 50m freestyle 25.68 (pb), 100m freestyle 56.37 (pb), 50m butterfly 27.56 (pb), 200m backstroke 2.18.81 (pb).

    Tom Ball (15yrs) 50m freestyle 26.24 (pb).

    Jacob Isle (18yrs) 50m freestyle 25.86 (pb), 100m freestyle 56.66, 200m freestyle 2.06.38, 50m butterfly 28.37, 50m backstroke 29.88, 200m backstroke 2.23.01.

    Oliver Kenny (22yrs) 50 m freestyle 24.78, 100m freestyle 56.32, 50m backstroke 27.91 (pb) 100m backstroke 1.00.98, 50m butterfly 26.76 (pb), 100m butterfly 58.59 (pb), 10m IM 59.87 (heat pb) 59.92 (final).

    Molly Lee (18yrs)50m breaststroke 33.66, 100m breaststroke 1.12.84, 200m breaststroke 2.44.59.

    Luke Bryan 200m freestyle 1.57.96 (pb), 50m butterfly 26.54 (pb), 100m butterfly 58.08 (pb), 50m breaststroke 31.31, 200m breaststroke 2.22.39 (heat), 2.21.92 (final, 4th) 100m IM 1.00.86.

    Sarah O’Brien (22 yrs.) 50m breaststroke 33.55 (heat) 33.56 (final), 100m breaststroke 1.12.11 (pb) 7th in final, 100m IM 1.07.68, 50m butterfly 30.33, 50m freestyle 28.21.

    Ellie Mei Shepperson (16yrs)50m breaststroke 35.14 (pb), 100m breaststroke 1.15.11, 200m breaststroke 2.45.50.

    Linked swimmers Sam Rose, Lucie Peck and Sam Peck, who represented their respective other clubs, St Felix School and City of Cambridge also competed and achieved several personal best times.

    Head coach Sarah Vanderloo said ‘There were some great swims from our athletes at this early point in the season, which is evidence of the importance of making the most of every training session. We ran additional sessions over the half term break in the form of a boot camp, which many of our swimmers benefitted from. Alongside the personal best times, we have several qualifiers for the short course national championships which take place in early December at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. We’re also looking forward to the second round of the National Arena league this weekend, when we travel to Nottingham to race 7 other teams. We will soon be holding trial sessions for anyone, of any age considering joining us at West |Norfolk Swimming Club. Details will be posted on our club website in the coming days’ [post_content_filtered] => Sixteen swimmers achieved the challenging qualification times required to compete at the Swim England East Region Short Course Championships held at Basildon Sporting Village between 1st and 3rd November.

    Unlike the long course summer championships, this event in the 25m pool, has one fixed qualification time for each event regardless of the competitors age. It is therefore much more difficult for younger swimmers to meet the requirements.

    Between them the athletes achieved 33 personal best times, alongside some fantastic relay team results.

    Nathan Wells (21yrs) took top honours for the club, with a hat trick of silver medals in the 100m 200m and 400m individual medleys (IM), alsotaking silver in the 100m and 200m backstroke and bronze in 50m backstroke and 400m freestyle. His 100m backstroke time of 56.55 was an all-time Norfolk senior county record.

    Freddie Laws (16yrs) notched up a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke final, in an all time Norfolk county junior and senior record time of 2.19.09

    Linked swimmer Sam Rose (16yrs) also scored an all time Norfolk junior record time in the 100m freestyle, in 52.83 seconds.

    The WNSC men’s 4 x 50m medley relay team of Nathan Wells, Freddie Laws, Luke Bryan and Oliver Kenny finished the weekend of in style with another all time Norfolk county record time of 1.47.31

    Overall WNSC swimmers competed as follows;

    Leah Wightman (15yrs) 200m freestyle 2.18.65, 800m freestyle 9.50.13, 50m backstroke 31.01pb, 100m backstroke 1.08.73, 200m backstroke 2.26.52 (pb), 200m IM 2.33.54, 400m IM 5.21.40, 50m butterfly 31.40, 100m butterfly 1.09.25.

    Lara Grace Mount (16yrs) 50m backstroke 31.27, 100m backstroke 1.06.49, 100m IM 1.10.23, 50m freestyle 28.13 (pb) 100m freestyle 1.01.44, 50m butterfly 31.01.

    Callum Stedman (16yrs) 1500m freestyle 17.03.65(pb), 200m freestyle 2.03.22 (pb).

    Jake Lammas (17yrs) 200m IM 2.22.27, 50m freestyle 25.62, 100m freestyle 55.45, 200m freestyle 2.04.72, 200m backstroke 2.20.48.

    Freddie Laws (16yrs) 100m IM 1.03.44, 200m IM2.14.37 (pb), 400m IM 4.40.10 (pb), 50m breaststroke 30.87 (pb), 100m breaststroke 1.05.79(heat pb), 1.05.57(final pb) 5th, 200m breaststroke 2.21.06 (heat pb), 2.19.09 (final pb, Norfolk junior and senior record) 50m butterfly 28.01 (pb), 100m butterfly 1.01.43 (pb).

    Joe Wells (20yrs)100m IM 1.02.35, 200m IM 2.18.02 (pb), 50 m freestyle 25.03 (pb), 100m freestyle 54.12 (pb)200m freestyle 1.59.16, 400m free 4.16.61, 50m backstroke 29.63, 100m backstroke 1.03.32, 200m backstroke 2.17.66, 50m butterfly 27.46, 100m butterfly 1.00.65.

    Alex Florance (19yrs) 100m IM 1.07.00,200m IM 2.22.48, 50m breaststroke 31.85, 100m breaststroke 1.10.56, 200m breaststroke 2.33.57.

    Nathan Wells (21yrs) 100m IM 59.04 (heat), 57.99 (final), 200m IM 2.04.16 , 400m IM 4.26.05, , 50m freestyle 24.71, 100m freestyle 52.89, 200m freestyle 1.53.49 (heat), 1.57.19 (final), 400m freestyle 3.58.13, 50m backstroke 26.68 (heat) 26.47 (final), 100m backstroke 56.55 pb, Norfolk senior record, 200m backstroke 2.09.01 (heat), 2.04.10 (final), 100m butterfly 58.73.

    Robert Addis (15yrs) 50m freestyle 25.68 (pb), 100m freestyle 56.37 (pb), 50m butterfly 27.56 (pb), 200m backstroke 2.18.81 (pb).

    Tom Ball (15yrs) 50m freestyle 26.24 (pb).

    Jacob Isle (18yrs) 50m freestyle 25.86 (pb), 100m freestyle 56.66, 200m freestyle 2.06.38, 50m butterfly 28.37, 50m backstroke 29.88, 200m backstroke 2.23.01.

    Oliver Kenny (22yrs) 50 m freestyle 24.78, 100m freestyle 56.32, 50m backstroke 27.91 (pb) 100m backstroke 1.00.98, 50m butterfly 26.76 (pb), 100m butterfly 58.59 (pb), 10m IM 59.87 (heat pb) 59.92 (final).

    Molly Lee (18yrs)50m breaststroke 33.66, 100m breaststroke 1.12.84, 200m breaststroke 2.44.59.

    Luke Bryan 200m freestyle 1.57.96 (pb), 50m butterfly 26.54 (pb), 100m butterfly 58.08 (pb), 50m breaststroke 31.31, 200m breaststroke 2.22.39 (heat), 2.21.92 (final, 4th) 100m IM 1.00.86.

    Sarah O’Brien (22 yrs.) 50m breaststroke 33.55 (heat) 33.56 (final), 100m breaststroke 1.12.11 (pb) 7th in final, 100m IM 1.07.68, 50m butterfly 30.33, 50m freestyle 28.21.

    Ellie Mei Shepperson (16yrs)50m breaststroke 35.14 (pb), 100m breaststroke 1.15.11, 200m breaststroke 2.45.50.

    Linked swimmers Sam Rose, Lucie Peck and Sam Peck, who represented their respective other clubs, St Felix School and City of Cambridge also competed and achieved several personal best times.

    Head coach Sarah Vanderloo said ‘There were some great swims from our athletes at this early point in the season, which is evidence of the importance of making the most of every training session. We ran additional sessions over the half term break in the form of a boot camp, which many of our swimmers benefitted from. Alongside the personal best times, we have several qualifiers for the short course national championships which take place in early December at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. We’re also looking forward to the second round of the National Arena league this weekend, when we travel to Nottingham to race 7 other teams. We will soon be holding trial sessions for anyone, of any age considering joining us at West |Norfolk Swimming Club. Details will be posted on our club website in the coming days’ [post_title] => East Region Short Course Championships 2019 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-11-13T15:00:31+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9543 [post_author] => Barry White [post_date] => 2019-10-28T14:57:18+00:00 [post_content] => FIVE WEST NORFOLK SWIMMERS QUALIFY FOR OPEN WATER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS


    Whitlingham Broad was once again the venue for the Swim England East Region Open Water Championships on Sunday 21st July.
    The long day of competition served as both the County Championships for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as providing the qualifying opportunity for the National competition for age group swimmers over varying distances.

    A day of glorious weather with bright sun and light breeze offered almost perfect conditions for the 465 swimmers taking part.

    The youngest competitors were aged 11, and the oldest was 78 year old Mike Read MBE, former ‘King of the Channel’, who swam both the 3km and 5km distance events.

    West Norfolk Swimming Club had a record number of 19 entrants across the range of distances and performed outstandingly across the day.

    The first event of the day was the 3km distance.

    Harry Sharpe (14 yrs) 3rd place regionally, securing a place at the National competition, and 1st spot in the county.

    Meda Vitginyte (15 yrs) was 5th and Robert Addis (15 yrs) was 2nd in Norfolk


    Next up was the novices event, over 1km.

    In the youngest age group, 11/12 yrs, Rhys Burrell took County silver and Jack Sharpe county bronze.

    Over the same distance, Erica Charters (13/14yrs) secured gold and the county trophy and Amelie Dockerty (13/14yrs) metalled bronze in the county. Jack Drage (15/16yrs) also took bronze in his age group.

    There were six West Norfolk Swimming Club athletes competing in the third event, over 2km.

    Josh Parker (12 yrs) won gold in his age group in the County, and Olivia Skittrell (12 yrs) took bronze.

    In the 13 years age group, Esmie Kidman came 2nd Regionally, earning a place in the National Championships, and was 1st in the County. Team mate Sophie Doig narrowly missed a medal place, finishing 4th.

    Alice Page finished 5th in the county in the 15/16yrs age group while Kayleigh Venables (20/24yrs) finished 3rd in the region and 1st in the County.


    The last event of the day was the 5km race, seen as the swimming equivalent of a half marathon. Three swimmers qualified for the National competition.

    Sam Rose, 16 yrs, finished in 1st place regionally, and in the Open age group for the county. Team mate Callum Stedman (16yrs) finished third in the region, second in the county and will be off to the National completion too.

    Lucie Peck (16 yrs) completed the ‘PurpleArmy’ hat trick of 5km national qualifiers, finishing 3rd in the region and 1st in the county.3rd Regional.

    Jake Lammas (17/18yrs) took the county bronze medal, and Joe Read (17/18 yrs) finished 4th in the region and silver medalist in the county.

    One of the WNSC Open Water Coaches Cheryl Rose said ‘Nineteen is a fantastic number of competitors for our club. The swimmers all performed really well, drawing on the training they’ve been able to undertake thanks to our close relationship with Kings Lynn Tri Athlon Club, training with them at Saddlebow on Saturday mornings. Particular thanks must go to Jess Cunningham and Alistair Doig from the club for their support which is always above and beyond the call of duty. I’ll look forward to continuing on Saturdays for the rest of the summer, and welcoming new members to come and join us.’

    The National event will take place on 5th August, although the venue has yet to be confirmed. The first choice site, at Rother Valley Country Park, Rotherham, is currently closed whilst tests are carried out following the recent discovery of the potentially toxic blue-green algae.



    Pic 1 - Callum Stedman, Lucie Peck,Sam Rose, Jake Lammas. (5km) and Joe Wells.

    Pic 2 Joe Read (5km)

    Pic 3 - Kayleigh Venables, Sophie Doig, Essie Kidman, Olivia Skittrell, Alice Page & Joshua Parker (2km)

    Pic 4 - Jack Sharpe, Rhys Burrell, Jack Drage, Amelie Dockerty, Erica Charters (1km)

    Pic 5 - media Vitginyte, Harry Sharpe, Robert Addis (3 km) [post_content_filtered] => FIVE WEST NORFOLK SWIMMERS QUALIFY FOR OPEN WATER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS


    Whitlingham Broad was once again the venue for the Swim England East Region Open Water Championships on Sunday 21st July.
    The long day of competition served as both the County Championships for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, as well as providing the qualifying opportunity for the National competition for age group swimmers over varying distances.

    A day of glorious weather with bright sun and light breeze offered almost perfect conditions for the 465 swimmers taking part.

    The youngest competitors were aged 11, and the oldest was 78 year old Mike Read MBE, former ‘King of the Channel’, who swam both the 3km and 5km distance events.

    West Norfolk Swimming Club had a record number of 19 entrants across the range of distances and performed outstandingly across the day.

    The first event of the day was the 3km distance.

    Harry Sharpe (14 yrs) 3rd place regionally, securing a place at the National competition, and 1st spot in the county.

    Meda Vitginyte (15 yrs) was 5th and Robert Addis (15 yrs) was 2nd in Norfolk


    Next up was the novices event, over 1km.

    In the youngest age group, 11/12 yrs, Rhys Burrell took County silver and Jack Sharpe county bronze.

    Over the same distance, Erica Charters (13/14yrs) secured gold and the county trophy and Amelie Dockerty (13/14yrs) metalled bronze in the county. Jack Drage (15/16yrs) also took bronze in his age group.

    There were six West Norfolk Swimming Club athletes competing in the third event, over 2km.

    Josh Parker (12 yrs) won gold in his age group in the County, and Olivia Skittrell (12 yrs) took bronze.

    In the 13 years age group, Esmie Kidman came 2nd Regionally, earning a place in the National Championships, and was 1st in the County. Team mate Sophie Doig narrowly missed a medal place, finishing 4th.

    Alice Page finished 5th in the county in the 15/16yrs age group while Kayleigh Venables (20/24yrs) finished 3rd in the region and 1st in the County.


    The last event of the day was the 5km race, seen as the swimming equivalent of a half marathon. Three swimmers qualified for the National competition.

    Sam Rose, 16 yrs, finished in 1st place regionally, and in the Open age group for the county. Team mate Callum Stedman (16yrs) finished third in the region, second in the county and will be off to the National completion too.

    Lucie Peck (16 yrs) completed the ‘PurpleArmy’ hat trick of 5km national qualifiers, finishing 3rd in the region and 1st in the county.3rd Regional.

    Jake Lammas (17/18yrs) took the county bronze medal, and Joe Read (17/18 yrs) finished 4th in the region and silver medalist in the county.

    One of the WNSC Open Water Coaches Cheryl Rose said ‘Nineteen is a fantastic number of competitors for our club. The swimmers all performed really well, drawing on the training they’ve been able to undertake thanks to our close relationship with Kings Lynn Tri Athlon Club, training with them at Saddlebow on Saturday mornings. Particular thanks must go to Jess Cunningham and Alistair Doig from the club for their support which is always above and beyond the call of duty. I’ll look forward to continuing on Saturdays for the rest of the summer, and welcoming new members to come and join us.’

    The National event will take place on 5th August, although the venue has yet to be confirmed. The first choice site, at Rother Valley Country Park, Rotherham, is currently closed whilst tests are carried out following the recent discovery of the potentially toxic blue-green algae.



    Pic 1 - Callum Stedman, Lucie Peck,Sam Rose, Jake Lammas. (5km) and Joe Wells.

    Pic 2 Joe Read (5km)

    Pic 3 - Kayleigh Venables, Sophie Doig, Essie Kidman, Olivia Skittrell, Alice Page & Joshua Parker (2km)

    Pic 4 - Jack Sharpe, Rhys Burrell, Jack Drage, Amelie Dockerty, Erica Charters (1km)

    Pic 5 - media Vitginyte, Harry Sharpe, Robert Addis (3 km) [post_title] => Open Water 2019 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-10-28T14:59:00+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9548 [post_author] => [post_date] => 2019-08-07T19:57:33+00:00 [post_content] => Summer 2019 - National Qualifiers

    Summer nationals is spread over 2 weeks,

    The British Swimming Summer Championships 2019 will take place across six days at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow from 23 – 28 July 2019.

    Swimmers will be invited based on national rankings. The top 24 in each age group and event will be invited to compete at the Summer Championships in July, with the exception of the 800m and 1500m events where the top 18 will be invited.

    The qualifying window typically runs from March until May.

    The National Summer Meet (50m) 2019 is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year.

    It takes place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield from 31 July – 4 August.

    The Summer Meet forms part of a swimming competition structure in Great Britain whereby the top ranked swimmers in each event are invited to compete at the British Swimming Summer Championships.

    The next ranked swimmers at English affiliated clubs – or those who have chosen to be ranked as an English swimmer – are invited to compete at the English Nationals.

    The rankings are on swimmers’ performances at level 1 meets between the qualification window, typically between March and May.



    WNSC Have 13 swimmers taking part

    Luke Bryan
    Sam Rose
    Finn Ryan
    Leah Wightman
    Freddie Laws
    Roxanne Uys
    Sam Peck
    Nathan Wells
    Sarah O'Brien
    Molly Lee
    Lucie Peck
    Ellie Shepperson
    Callum Stedman
    Esmie Kidman [post_content_filtered] => Summer 2019 - National Qualifiers

    Summer nationals is spread over 2 weeks,

    The British Swimming Summer Championships 2019 will take place across six days at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow from 23 – 28 July 2019.

    Swimmers will be invited based on national rankings. The top 24 in each age group and event will be invited to compete at the Summer Championships in July, with the exception of the 800m and 1500m events where the top 18 will be invited.

    The qualifying window typically runs from March until May.

    The National Summer Meet (50m) 2019 is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year.

    It takes place at Ponds Forge, Sheffield from 31 July – 4 August.

    The Summer Meet forms part of a swimming competition structure in Great Britain whereby the top ranked swimmers in each event are invited to compete at the British Swimming Summer Championships.

    The next ranked swimmers at English affiliated clubs – or those who have chosen to be ranked as an English swimmer – are invited to compete at the English Nationals.

    The rankings are on swimmers’ performances at level 1 meets between the qualification window, typically between March and May.



    WNSC Have 13 swimmers taking part

    Luke Bryan
    Sam Rose
    Finn Ryan
    Leah Wightman
    Freddie Laws
    Roxanne Uys
    Sam Peck
    Nathan Wells
    Sarah O'Brien
    Molly Lee
    Lucie Peck
    Ellie Shepperson
    Callum Stedman
    Esmie Kidman [post_title] => Summer 2019 - National Qualifiers [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-08-07T19:57:33+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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  • Array ( [ID] => 9549 [post_author] => Barry White [post_date] => 2019-06-07T15:56:41+00:00 [post_content] => The East Swimming Regional Age Group Championships took place at The Sportspark, Norwich over the three days of the late May bank holiday weekend.
    Nine West Norfolk Swimming Club athletes aged from 11 - 14 years raced alongside fellow qualifiers from across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in over fifty events. Up for grabs were regional titles and medals, but the gala also provided an all too rare opportunity to swim for qualification times to enter the British Swimming and Swim England National championships being held in July in Glasgow and Sheffield.


    Individually the West Norfolk SC swimmers competed in the following events, racking up 19 personal best ever times (PB)


    Chloe Liddell (13 yrs) 100m *1.17.33 PB) and 200m butterfly2.45.74 (PB) in the heat, and 8th in the final,


    Erica Charters (14 yrs) 100m and 200m 21st place butterfly, 100m (1.24.26 PB) and 200m (3.00.84 PB) breaststroke, 400m individual medley,


    Harry Sharpe (14 yrs) 100m (1.03.55 PB), 200m (PB in heat and in final 2.14.22, 4th) and 400m (4.46.52 PB) freestyle, and 800m freestyle at Luton Inspire a week earlier.


    Harvey Isle (14 yrs) 100m and 400m freestyle, 50m (37.03 PB) , 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m and 200m butterfly, 100m (1.12.06 PB) and 200m (2.33.81 PB) backstroke, 200m and 400m (5.25.37 PB) individual medley,


    Kacie Cooper (13 yrs) 50m (38.77 PB) , 100m (15th) and 200m (3.08.67 PB) breaststroke,
    Kyle Ostil (13 yrs) 50m, 100m (1.04.25 PB) and 200m freestyle, 50m (31.55 PB) and 100m butterfly,


    Leah Wightman (14y yrs) 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m (4.51.29 PB) freestyle, 50m, 100m (1.11.10 PB) and 200m (2.39.16 in heat PB finished 6th) butterfly, 50m(4th), 100m (1.10.34 PB, 4th) and 200m backstroke, 200m and 400m individual medley. Leah also swam a PB of 10.17.31 in the 800m freestyle despite losing her hat and goggles at the 600m point.


    Nedas Tkacenko (13 yrs) 100m and 200m freestyle,


    Unfortunately Thomas Owen (14 yrs) was taken ill just before the weekend and so had to withdraw from the events he had qualified for; 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley.


    Their older team mates rounded off their regional level events at Luton Inspire on Saturday 18th May, swimming the recently introduced ‘reverse long distance’ races. In these events the men swim 800m freestyle, previously reserved for women, and the women swim 1500m, which was previously just for the men.
    Harry Sharpe (14yrs) finished 11th in a time of 9.55.68
    Robert Addis (15 yrs) finished 9th in 9.35.32
    Callum Stedman (16yrs) came in 4th in 9.16.57
    Sam Rose (16 yrs) took bronze medal in 8.59.96
    Luke Bryan (18 yrs) also raced the 200m breaststroke at the Youth regional event, achieving a 7th placed finish in the final.


    WNSC Head coach Sarah Vanderloo said ‘West Norfolk SC’s age group swimmers have done us and themselves proud once again. For some this was their first regional championships and the highest level event they have competed in to date. They relied on their training, managed their nerves and followed their race plans, leading to some fantastic results and personal best plans. In swimming you get out what you put in, and these swimmers deserve recognition for the achievements they’ve made’


    The qualification ‘window’ for national championships for both age group and youth swimmers closed after the weekend racing across the country, leaving the athletes waiting for the database of results to be updated before they will know whether they qualify to swim at the national events.
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    Photo 1;
    Back row - Harry Sharpe, Harvey Isle, Kyle Ostia, Nedas Tkacenko
    Front row - Erica Charters, Chloe Liddell, Katie Cooper, Leah Whiteman [post_content_filtered] => The East Swimming Regional Age Group Championships took place at The Sportspark, Norwich over the three days of the late May bank holiday weekend.
    Nine West Norfolk Swimming Club athletes aged from 11 - 14 years raced alongside fellow qualifiers from across Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire in over fifty events. Up for grabs were regional titles and medals, but the gala also provided an all too rare opportunity to swim for qualification times to enter the British Swimming and Swim England National championships being held in July in Glasgow and Sheffield.


    Individually the West Norfolk SC swimmers competed in the following events, racking up 19 personal best ever times (PB)


    Chloe Liddell (13 yrs) 100m *1.17.33 PB) and 200m butterfly2.45.74 (PB) in the heat, and 8th in the final,


    Erica Charters (14 yrs) 100m and 200m 21st place butterfly, 100m (1.24.26 PB) and 200m (3.00.84 PB) breaststroke, 400m individual medley,


    Harry Sharpe (14 yrs) 100m (1.03.55 PB), 200m (PB in heat and in final 2.14.22, 4th) and 400m (4.46.52 PB) freestyle, and 800m freestyle at Luton Inspire a week earlier.


    Harvey Isle (14 yrs) 100m and 400m freestyle, 50m (37.03 PB) , 100m and 200m breaststroke, 100m and 200m butterfly, 100m (1.12.06 PB) and 200m (2.33.81 PB) backstroke, 200m and 400m (5.25.37 PB) individual medley,


    Kacie Cooper (13 yrs) 50m (38.77 PB) , 100m (15th) and 200m (3.08.67 PB) breaststroke,
    Kyle Ostil (13 yrs) 50m, 100m (1.04.25 PB) and 200m freestyle, 50m (31.55 PB) and 100m butterfly,


    Leah Wightman (14y yrs) 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m (4.51.29 PB) freestyle, 50m, 100m (1.11.10 PB) and 200m (2.39.16 in heat PB finished 6th) butterfly, 50m(4th), 100m (1.10.34 PB, 4th) and 200m backstroke, 200m and 400m individual medley. Leah also swam a PB of 10.17.31 in the 800m freestyle despite losing her hat and goggles at the 600m point.


    Nedas Tkacenko (13 yrs) 100m and 200m freestyle,


    Unfortunately Thomas Owen (14 yrs) was taken ill just before the weekend and so had to withdraw from the events he had qualified for; 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m butterfly and 200m individual medley.


    Their older team mates rounded off their regional level events at Luton Inspire on Saturday 18th May, swimming the recently introduced ‘reverse long distance’ races. In these events the men swim 800m freestyle, previously reserved for women, and the women swim 1500m, which was previously just for the men.
    Harry Sharpe (14yrs) finished 11th in a time of 9.55.68
    Robert Addis (15 yrs) finished 9th in 9.35.32
    Callum Stedman (16yrs) came in 4th in 9.16.57
    Sam Rose (16 yrs) took bronze medal in 8.59.96
    Luke Bryan (18 yrs) also raced the 200m breaststroke at the Youth regional event, achieving a 7th placed finish in the final.


    WNSC Head coach Sarah Vanderloo said ‘West Norfolk SC’s age group swimmers have done us and themselves proud once again. For some this was their first regional championships and the highest level event they have competed in to date. They relied on their training, managed their nerves and followed their race plans, leading to some fantastic results and personal best plans. In swimming you get out what you put in, and these swimmers deserve recognition for the achievements they’ve made’


    The qualification ‘window’ for national championships for both age group and youth swimmers closed after the weekend racing across the country, leaving the athletes waiting for the database of results to be updated before they will know whether they qualify to swim at the national events.
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    Back row - Harry Sharpe, Harvey Isle, Kyle Ostia, Nedas Tkacenko
    Front row - Erica Charters, Chloe Liddell, Katie Cooper, Leah Whiteman [post_title] => WNSC East Region Age Group Championships 2019 [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_modified] => 2019-06-07T15:58:31+00:00 [tags_input] => Array ( ) [post_category] => Array ( [0] => 1 ) )
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