Awards for Viking swimmers

North Norfolk Vikings Swimming Club ended 2012 on a high, with nearly three hundred medals and trophies awarded to its members.

60 children and adults took part in the Vikings’ Club Championships, breaking six club records in the process.

And ninety children from the age of four upwards have been taught to swim.

The Club Championship awards were presented at a packed celebration party in Rossi’s Sports Centre in North Walsham. Our photo shows some of the young members with their awards, surrounding Head Coach, Chris Searle (centre, back)

“It has been a brilliant year for the Vikings,” said outgoing club Chair, Clare Ruff. “We have gone from strength to strength with many more competitive swimmers.

“We have 44 members who have qualified to swim in the Norfolk County Championships in Thetford in March, more than twice as many as last year, so we are thrilled.”

The club aims to offer its members fitness, fun and confidence. It has recently taken on a new Head Coach in 20-year old Chris Searle who has brought many of the youngsters on dramatically.

It is opening its books to new swimmers too – or non-swimmers who want to take the plunge and learn to be safe – and have fun – in the water.

The Vikings have space in their weekly Learn to Swim sessions and Improver sessions held during term time at Cromer and Aylsham.

And they are welcoming new members for club swimming which is held on six days a week in North Walsham and Aylsham.

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