Silver Linings at Dereham



Swimmers, Mia Turner and Anna Thuston won medals for the first time in a triangular gala involving the host club Dereham Otters and Norwich Swan. They were members of a team of ten younger swimmers all of  whom swam in their respective age groups.

It was gold for Mia when she touched in 39.58 in a finger tip finish over 50m freestyle when she defeated twelve more 11year olds. Mia has only been with the club a short while and has recently been promoted up from the club’s development squad.

Anna  left with two  medals in her very first gala . Anna achieved a time of  48.81 over 50m backstroke for bronze and then  went one place better with a well earned silver for 50m butterfly in 1.00.11. 

There were silver linings too for 11 year old Layla Calaby, who just just out touched Anna in 47.49  Milly Edridge in 2.06.35 for her 100m freestyle and 12 year old  team captain Leona Scott, when she hit the pad in  42.61 over  50m freestyle. 

 Another Vikings who has just been promoted to the main squad from the development squad and continues to improve is  Isabelle Bird. The 11 year old from North Walsham achieved a bronze in the  50m breaststroke. in a time of 1.00.38.

 Leonardo Jones was just outside the medals but swam well. He achieved two fourth places  Also In her first gala 9 year old Clemmie Dent swam in three events without blemish and Heidi Davison rose to the challenge by participating in four events.