Every North Norfolk Viking Swimmer won a medal at the Diss development gala when they competed in various junior age group categories and six swimmers got hold of one for the very first time.
The favourable distance was over 25m freestyle where Alice Dickerty won gold in the 25m freestyle with 20.08. This was followed by Layla Callaby silver 20.63, Fearne Sadler silver 23.56, Isobel Chaplin silver 18.62. and Clara Farrow bronze 18.81
In the 25 m backstroke. Vikings made it a clean sweep of medals with Alice Dickerty taking her second gold, just touching first in 20.08 from Layla Callaby’s silver 20.63 and Rosa Sadler’s bronze in 21.94, leaving the rest of the pack to traipse in; four seconds adrift.
Razvan Platon won no fewer than four gold medals, most impressive was his 100m Individual Medley when he hit the pad in 1:48.28. Reuben Seaman entered four events and won them all. In his 50m breaststroke, the 9 year old broke a minute in 0:59.56. It was also in the breststroke when Fearne Sadler achieved her very first medal – a gold in the 25m in 32.9. Isobel Bird’s medal came a little later when she achieved a silver in the 25m breatstroke in her first gala when she went under thirty seconds in 29.84.
Evie Bates from Sheringham, bagged three golds and like Razvan earlier, it was the Individual Medley where she defeated a strong field of ten and excelled by completing the 100m course in 1:40.31 from Viking’s Be-be King’s 1:45.41 who took the silver medal spot. Be-be herself became a double gold medal holder winning in both the 50m freestyle in 17.84 and the 50m butterfly in 21.37respectively.
Bailee Beighton, of Bacton achieved four medals, three of which were silver and one bronze. His best was the 50m freestyle when he won silver in 42.14.
At the conclusion of the gala, Sam Watts lead coach to the Vikings said
“Our junior swimmers have progressed beyond all expectations recently as more youngsters continue to join our development squad.”
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