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Swimmers aiming high

PUBLISHED: 12:17 23 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:44 03 July 2010

Great Yarmouth Swimming Club



SATURDAY saw the first round of the Suffolk Junior League, and the aim is to get back into the first division.

The team responded to this with a good win: Great Yarmouth 198, Sudbury 172, Lowestoft & Oulton Broad B 152, Deben B 147, Hadleigh 132, Leiston 125.

Great Yarmouth Swimming Club

SATURDAY saw the first round of the Suffolk Junior League, and the aim is to get back into the first division.

The team responded to this with a good win: Great Yarmouth 198, Sudbury 172, Lowestoft & Oulton Broad B 152, Deben B 147, Hadleigh 132, Leiston 125.

James Walker, who continues to improve, gave the club a good start with a win in the 50m backstroke and a second place in the freestyle.

Declan Scott is at last showing his true form with a first place in 12/u freestyle and a second in the breaststroke.

Jack Utting again recorded two first places, in the 50m backstroke and fly.

Connor Webster and Keelan Pyewell both powered through the water to win the 100m backstroke and breaststroke.

For Alexander Goff, his hard work is paying off with a good second place in the 10/u freestyle.

For the girls, Zoe Prettyman had an excellent win in the 100m IM, and although recording a time of 1.06 for the 100m freestyle could only get second place.

Olivier Smith swam a faultless 100m butterfly for first place. The 12/u Fly saw Paige Lovage with a gritty swim pushed into second place.

Laura Loveland, breaststroke, and Chole Beddows, backstroke, both gained second places with personal best times.

Good support, with personal best times, came from Jake Honey, William Beck, Taylor Hudson, Danielle Page, Adelaide Loveland, and Ellie Holden.

The B team in the third division found the going tough but did well to finish fourth: First Strokes 225, Felixstowe 210, Deben 152, Great Yarmouth B 143, Lowestoft & OB C 132, Lowestoft & OB D 63.

Patrick Manning, diving better, got two second places in the 10/u backstroke and breaststroke and Ryan Driver a second in the 50m backstroke.

The girls fared better with a second places from Bethany Burwood, breaststroke, and Bethany Roberts, backstroke. Daizy Parker, at last swimming well, got a second in the 12/u freestyle.

Kayleigh Applegate (breaststroke) and Catherine Lee (fly) both missed out on first places by a touch on coming second.

Support came from Aron Hudson, Miguel Ortega, George Loveland, Andrew Hacon, George Mann, and Oscar Moore.


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