Wroxham & Coltishall

Our club is small but mighty

Just Regional
Jul 8, 2024 2 mins read

Amid hundreds of entries, Norfolk’s smallest  swimming club, North Norfolk Vikings, still managed to have four individual qualifiers and a men’s relay team for the Eastern Regional Championships held in Luton.

And swimmers from the Wroxham and Coltishall area were well represented.

As expected, competition was fierce.

Harry Hudson, from Smallburgh, was well below a minute when he touched the pad in 56.85 in the 100m freestyle, and Broadland High School pupil Lily Herring came third when the combined multi-classification para swimming points were announced after a very demanding 400m freestyle, where she finished in 5:51.64 .

She came third again in the multi classification over the shorter distance of 100m with her 1:19.56.

The climax of the gala for the Vikings was the 4×100 men’s freestyle relay team, made up of Coltishall swimmer Ashley Jones, Lewis Goultry, Sam Morton and Harry Hudson.

Regional Relay Team

Ashley, Lewis and Harry all broke a minute for the 100m, with captain Sam going just over in 1:01.61. The team  finished eighth with 3:56.48.

They were one of two Norfolk clubs in the final – the eventual winners were the City of Norwich who just out-touched the City of Cambridge.

A Vikings spokesman said the competition had been valuable experience and it had been the first time in the club’s history that it had been able to field a team at this level.

John Holden

 

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