Twins Bag A Gold Each At Gala
Our swimmers George and Zak Edridge,Reuben Seaman, Emily Mortpn and Bebe King won 14 medals between them at a Gala dubbed Mid Summer Madness held at the UEA Sports Park.
George won his first gold when he went 5.32.44 wiining by eight seconds for 400m freestyle in his age group. In the 100m breaststroke he also achieved a silver in 1.33.71 but he was beaten by his brother Zak who touched in a gold medal time of 1.32.67 in a finger tip finish.
In the 200m breaststroke, sibling rivalries were rife again but there was a change of fortune in that George beat Zak to take a bronze in 3.22.09 from Zak’s fourth place time of 3.25.56. as both the 13 year olds recorded personal best times
George’s second silver came in the 200m I M completing the course in another personal best time of 2.56.96 as swimmers must swim all strokes in the event.
Reuben meanwhile did nine events and recorded a personal best on every swim. Subsequently the ten year old won seven medals in total, two silvers and five bronze . When asked about his favourite event he said
‘I did 9 events this weekend but my favourite was the 50 Fly, I really wanted a good personal best so I just went for it, put my head down and did as many strokes as I could between each breath’ Reuben finished third in 45.11
However, his best swim was the 400 freestyle.He raced another boy the entire way battling it out for 3rd and 4th place in their age group, it came down to the last 25m where Reuben really accelerated and got the medal. He also knocked 44 seconds off his long course time.
Emily Morton continued her consistency by being in the medals again and it was the 400m freestyle when she came home with a bronze, leaving sixteen competitors behind her completing the course in 4.59.43. Subsequently, the 14 year old improved her time by eight seconds. This is the fourth consecutive outing for the Viking where she has medaled. Bebe King, aged 12, had a silver in the 100m butterfly when 12 year old touched in 1.55.90 covering two lengths of the pool.
Thanks to all our swimmers who took part