Yarmouth second in Arena League gala at Thetford

16:24 22 November 2012

At Thetford on Saturday in the second round of the National Arena League Great Yarmouth finished second with 199 points behind Chesterfield 213.

They were followed by Norwich Swan 185, Notts Leander 164, Gainsborough 144, Thetford 136.

The 11/u girls again swept the board two first places for Jenna Utting, freestyle and fly; two for Atlanta Jarvis, backstroke and breaststroke. The boys also got amongst first places with a freestyle win for Tommy Chandler and a first for Morgan Clarke, backstroke. Scott Ribbons got a third in fly, and Samuel Skuse fourth in breaststroke.

The 13/u girls found tough opposition with a third for Lauren James breaststroke and fourth for Taylor Hudson backstroke. For the boys Oliver Tedstone and Alexander Goff continued their fine form, with clear first places two for Oliver freestyle and breaststroke and the fly for Alexander. Jake Honey kept in contention with a third in backstroke and a new PB.

The 15/u girls saw Katherine Turton pushed into third place in a close finish freestyle. Fourth places came from Ellie Holden backstroke and Adelaide Loveland breaststroke.

The boys left their opponents behind with fast swims for Jack Utting to win the backstroke and fly and Isaac Kirby the freestyle and breaststroke. Isaac then stepped up an age group to take the Open IM.

The Open swimmers could not gain a first place, but there were two fourth places for Charlie Smith fly and IM and fourth place backstroke for Olivia Smith. Daniel Henderson got a third in the breaststroke. Well done to Kioni Broomfield swimming way above her age in the freestyle.

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