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Swimmers battle at gala

PUBLISHED: 15:27 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 12:49 03 July 2010

ON Saturday, Great Yarmouth swam at Thetford in the Barrett Trophy. This was a cut off gala where points are deducted if you beat the cut off time. With swimmers beating this time Great Yarmouth were only able to finish in fourth place: Thetford 179, Ipswich 163, Dereham, 124, Great Yarmouth 119, King's Lynn 112.

ON Saturday, Great Yarmouth swam at Thetford in the Barrett Trophy. This was a cut off gala where points are deducted if you beat the cut off time. With swimmers beating this time Great Yarmouth were only able to finish in fourth place: Thetford 179, Ipswich 163, Dereham, 124, Great Yarmouth 119, King's Lynn 112.

At this gala swimmers were given the chance to swim out of their normal events and in different age groups, so first places were scarce with Paige Lovage fly and Tom Smith i/m the only two winners. Good second places came from Adelaide Loveland, Megan Newman, Charlie Smith, James Applegate, Connor Webster and George Goldspink.

Although Great Yarmouth could only finish in fourth place, it was encouraging in that 24 personal best times were achieved from Paige Lovage, Megan Newman, James Walker, James Applegate, Matt Hosier and Jack Ollington in backstroke; Adelaide Loveland, Emma Riches, Isaac Kirby, Connor Webster, Andrew Moore and Rory Abel in freestyle; Declan Scott and Tom Smith in breaststroke; Paige Lovage, Laura Harris, Isaac Kirby, Daniel Henderson and Dom Lee in fly; Ellie Holden, Megan Newman, Charlie Smith, Jack Utting and Rory Abel in i/m.

To all club members, spring and mini gala are on the board, we expect you all to enter.

If you wish to join Great Yarmouth Swimming Club contact Nigel on 01493 377906.


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