Yarmouth swimmers fifth in national league of 20

Great Yarmouth Swimming Club

On Saturday at Spalding, Great Yarmouth swam in the final of the Arena National Swimming League against the four top teams.

They found it tough going and finished in fifth place. Points totals were Dereham 228, Rushden 218, Melton Mowbray 201, South Lincs 176, Great Yarmouth 174.

The early races saw success hard to come by with the best results coming from Bethany Burwood fourth in the 50m breaststroke and Jake Honey fourth in the 50m breaststroke.

The 13/U girls saw Isabel Postle win the 100m fly with what appeared little effort but this was an excellent swim.

Ellie Holden with her best time yet just missed out on first place, finishing second in the 100m backstroke. Laura Loveland chipped in with a fourth in the breaststroke.

The boys would have had a clean sweep but for a strange disqualification in the breaststroke for Isaac Kirby, but he went on to win the freestyle.

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Jack Utting was a clear winner in the backstroke and fly.

Oliver Postle was keen to equal his sister, but even with a best time, had to be content with second place in the 100m fly, as did Daniel Henderson in a good 100m breaststroke swim.

Tom Smith freestyle and Connor Webster backstroke both got fourth places.

The best place for the girls came from Olivia Smith fourth in the fly.

The open girls, in good-quality races, tried their hardest to gain points with third places for Zoe Smith (freestyle), Charlie Smith (backstroke), and Shanise Webster (breaststroke).

Daniel Smith continues to be in good form with two clear first places in the 100m backstroke and I/M and looking for under a minute in the backstoke.

The 100m fly saw Lewis Farmer just beaten into second place, whilst Callum McColgan in an exciting head to head 100m freestyle came third. In the breaststroke. Brandon Tennant found it hard to keep with the leaders but did well for fourth.

Although Great Yarmouth finished fifth in this gala, it was the final, and gives them fifth place out of 20 teams.

If you are interested in joining the Great Yarmouth Swimming Club please call Nigel on 01493 377906.