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Great Yarmouth swimmers pick up 46 medals in their home gala

PUBLISHED: 11:03 22 September 2017

The Great Yarmouth Swimming Club squad pose for a team picture at the UEA pool in Norwich. Picture: Club

The Great Yarmouth Swimming Club squad pose for a team picture at the UEA pool in Norwich. Picture: Club

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Great Yarmouth Swimming Club hosted another successful development gala at the UEA pool in Norwich on Saturday.

These galas offer an opportunity for swimmers who are perhaps new to competing to test themselves against swimmers from other clubs.

The club had an excellent evening, coming away with an impressive haul of 25 golds, 15 silvers and six bronzes.

In the age nine category Harvey Green won three gold medals (100m IM, 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke) and a silver (50m freestyle). Morgan Twose took gold in the 25m backstroke and bronze in the 25m freestyle.

The nine-year-old girls also put in a strong performance, with three of them taking the top spot. Skye Nichols won gold in the 100m IM and 50m breaststroke, silver in the 50m butterfly and bronze in the 50m freestyle. Amelia Dibble took gold in 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly and silver in the 50m breaststroke and Emma Land took gold in 25m breaststroke, silver in 50m backstroke and bronze in 100m IM.

Great Yarmouth also had success in the 10s. Grace Turner took double gold, with wins in the 100m IM and 50m breaststroke and Zoe Land earned a silver in the 50m butterfly. Thomas Smith also won two gold medals, winning the 25m breaststroke and 25m backstroke. Oscar Rose took three medals by winning gold in the 50m breaststroke, silver in the 25m backstroke and bronze in the 25m freestyle.

In the 11 and over category Isla Marshall had a particularly impressive evening, leaving the gala with four medals: gold in the 25m freestyle, 25m butterfly and 25m breaststroke, narrowly missing out on the full set with a silver in the 25m backstroke. Millie Beck also swam well, taking gold in 50m freestyle and 50m breaststroke and silver in the 50m butterfly.

Charlie Shearing was delighted to win gold in 50m backstroke and 25m butterfly and a silver in the 100m IM, where he was beaten by team mate Cameron Loveland. Cameron also took gold in the 25m backstroke and silver in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly. Aidan Walker took gold in the 25m freestyle, silver in the 25m backstroke and bronze in the 100m IM. George Ross took silvers in the 25m breaststroke and 50m backstroke with a bronze in the 25m butterfly and Adam Platten took silver in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle.

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