Bebe Takes Full Advantage at Swim Gala

Bebe King took full advantage at the “Summer Splash”  gala held at the UEA  hosted my Gt Yarmouth Swimming Club. The Year 7 North Walsham High School student entered seven events and medalled in all as the North Norfolk Vikings competed in respective age group categories.

In her first event, Bebe demonstrated her all round ability on all strokes when she took a silver in the 100m Individual Medley with 1:41.8:  this proved to be  a fore runner for what was to come. It was her  powerful, nonchalant, longer strokes where she took full advantage. This undoubtedly contributed to her to success  when she won the 25m freestyle in just 17.62 and victory again in the 25m breaststroke  when she went 25.95. Her third gold was the 25m backstroke when she touched in 21:89. and to conclude her seven medal haul, the 11 year old  came home first in 21.89 over the same distance on backstroke to clinch her fourth gold.

Reuben Seaman  collected three more gold medals. The 10 year old dominated the 100m Individual Medley finishing in 1:44.03 but in his 50m freestyle, he was pushed all the way by Charlie Pickering of Great Yarmouth and it was only the electronic timing which could separate them as Reuben touched in 41.29 from Charlie’s 41.43 respectively.

North Norfolk Vikings also won another hat-trick of golds, this time through 10 year old Toby Caufield all over 50m. In the freestyle 45.01,  backstroke  51.12  and breaststroke 1:00.15.  However, Toby was not finished there he won a bronze in the 50m butterfly with his 59.60.

The gold medals continued to be achieved and two more followed by two 10 year olds.  Lily Dear in the 50m freestyle with 37.63. when she defeated a field of eighteen swimmers and Grace Parker winning the 25m butterfly event in 20.65. in a close finger tip finish beating seven competitors . Meanwhile, both 12 year old Bailee Breighton and 13 year old Razvan Platon won consolation medals in respective events.

“I was delighted for the swimmers who gained just reward for all their hard work and commitment. Whilst technique is improving, our younger swimmers are exceeding all expectations at the moment whilst .every team member came in the top three at least twice.”  John

Vikings won 12 Golds  10 Silvers and  4 Bronze Medals