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Young swim star in blistering form

PUBLISHED: 16:49 08 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:21 30 June 2010

Swimmer Jack Utting who excelled against some of the region's top competitors.

Swimmer Jack Utting who excelled against some of the region's top competitors.

EASTER weekend saw Great Yarmouth Swimming Club's Jack Utting in action at the Easter Open meeting held at the UEA Sportspark's 50 meter pool in Norwich.

EASTER weekend saw Great Yarmouth Swimming Club's Jack Utting in action at the Easter Open meeting held at the UEA Sportspark's 50 meter pool in Norwich. This was a level 1 licensed meeting, attracting the top swimmers from around the region and beyond.

On the opening day, Jack was in blistering form for the 200m backstroke, not only taking the gold, but finishing 5½ seconds clear of his nearest rival.

This was to give him his first National qualifying time of 2010 and smashing the meet age group record by over eight seconds.

Saturday proved to be a success, resulting in a silver in the 100m butterfly and another gold in the 50m backstroke after being pushed hard by the 2009 age group national champion. Again he beat the event record by over a second.

On Sunday, Jack swum a steady 100m backstroke heat to ensure his place at the regional championships later in the year, seeding him third going into the final.

Once there, a strong first length saw the leaders turn for home with fractions of a second between them. Jack opened up on the return leg to take a clear win by three-quarters of a second. This was his third meet record, dominating the backstroke category and also gives Jack his second qualifying time for the National Championships to be held at Sheffield later this year.

The 200 IM event saw a good third place swim but the effects of the previous two days were showing.

Jack was supported by the Great Yarmouth head coach, Garry Jarvis.

To join the Great Yarmouth Swimming Club or for further details ring Nigel on 01493 377906.


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