Emily Has Time To Remember

Continuing with our busy schedule of competitions, we were in action at the November Short Course Gala held at the UEA Sports Park Norwich. Our swimmers did not disappoint as more than twenty-seven took the plunge against teams from all over the Eastern Region.

It will be a competition which 14 year old Emily Beighton will remember for a long time. After a lot of perseverance, hard work and tenacity the Broadland High School student from Bacton finally achieved her county qualifying time of 1:33.28 over 100m Breaststroke. Over 50m, Emily completed the two lengths in 41.5 for the bronze.

Ellen Eccleston came away with two gold medals in back to back  breaststroke events in her age group In the 100m . Breaststroke 1.15.67 200m 2.50.13 Ellen made it it three medals when she finished in bronze medal place in 2:34.84 for 200m backstroke.

In the 100m butterfly, Emily Morton improved her time by five seconds to take a silver medal in 1:17.10 and then added a bronze in 1:06.2 over this distance in the freestyle.

Aylsham’s Toby Corfield also took gold in his age group when he touched first in 1:37.62 for his 100m backstroke. The young man, aged 9  went onto win a silver in the 50m breastroke in 55.78 ,another  silver in the 100m freestyle 1.34.12 and a bronze in the 50m butterfly with 50.03. Toby won more medals than any other Viking Swimmer and there were not many competitors leaving the pool with more.

Senior and out going Captain Harry Hudson, was involved in a  finger tip finish in the 100m freestyle when he hit the pad in 54.80 a split second behind Abram Jack who won in  54.06. He was just out side the medals in the 50m  freestyle 25.85. but gained a  bronze over the same distance for butterfly with 27.86.

Reuben Seaman, was a double bronze medallist. He got one for his 200m breststroke in 3:54.30 and the other in the100m with his 1:54.37 respectively.

Bebe King, looked very promising in the 200 IM. The root of her confidence must have steamed from the one she acompledged  in the club championships when she finished in 3.46.37/ However, in the November gala. she improved by an outstanding sixteen seconds in 3:30.97 for bronze

Grace Parker, has without doubt been training well and during her heat, she looked super fast and took a silver in 100 IM when she finished in 1:41.22 Her first success in this event.

Noah Buchan proved how versatile he was when he he added two silver medals to our tally. In the 200m freestyle (2:38.47) and the 50m backstroke in (39.94) respectively

We were also delighted to see in the team, Jess Seamark, Lily Dear, Evie Bates, Ruby Tracey, Baille Beighton ,Winnie Browne, Ashley Jones, Maisie Fagan, Archie Haughan-Zelos, Razvan Platton, William Coop and our club captain Rebecca Burrows. Thank you all for representing Vikings.