Swim team retain trophy

SWIMMING: On Saturday at the Phoenix Pool, in a junior gala, Great Yarmouth SC came away as overall winners and so retained the Cape Cup: Great Yarmouth 130, Beccles 103, North Norfolk 96, Halesworth 44.

The team got off to a good start with the 8/u sweeping the board.

First places came from Hannah Ingham freestyle, Melina Burwood breaststroke, Jenna Martin backstroke and freestyle. For the boys first places came from Billy Heseltine breaststroke and freestyle, Scott Ribbons backstroke and freestyle.

The 9/u kept the pace going with first places for Emma Gordon fly and backstroke, and a second for Honey Harvey freestyle. Jessica Hudson was unfortunate to be disqualified in breaststroke.

Ryan Webb battled hard for his first and second places freestyle and backstroke as did Morgan Clarke for his win in the fly. Sam Skuuse just missed a first place in a close breaststroke race.

The 10/u girls found strong opposition but a second place came from Natasha Mansfield Holly backstroke, a third from Lily Johnson freestyle and a fourth from Emily Loveland breaststroke.

Joseph Windsor Freeman was in good form with two fine wins backstroke and fly.

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Luis Boulton with a new pb got a second in breaststroke. Joshua Smith, anxious to get away, was disqualified in the freestyle.

The 11/u girls also met good competition but they all created new pbs with a second place for Kioni Bloomfield fly, a third for Georgia Wells freestyle and a fourth for Isobel Robins breaststroke.

The boys continued their run of success with two clear first places from Jack Collins freestyle and fly.

Liam Hanley, in a determined breaststroke swim, led all the way for his first place, but Miles Houghton just missed out and came second in the breaststroke.

A Great Yarmouth team swam in the Norfolk County Relay Championships at the UEA Sportspark and came second out of nine teams to UEA City of Norwich and so won the McKenzie Shield.

To join the Great Yarmouth Swimming Club call Nigel on 01493 377906.