Lily achieves world swimming rankings
Lily Herring  has just returned from the Para World Series held in Aberdeen and achieved a considerable amount of success.
. After a flight from Heathrow, in order to get her there on time, she was in  action early competing in the S10 category. Herring went – 1:17.60 for the  100 freestyle finishing in the FINA world category  54 out of 75   and 17 out of 28 in the junior world category. However, she did not quite make the British  final but was 2nd reserve.
In the 400m freestyle, Herring did make the British final and went 5:51.44.finishing seventh Although it was not enough to win it did place her 31 out of 42 in the world category and 10 out of 18 in the junior world category. Afterwards the 15 year old said
“It was great to compete with other para swimmers and to be able to see a world event. I look forward to competing with everyone again in the future.”
Meanwhile the club have been fortunate to recruit two new coaches in Mark Claxton and Gemma Mizon which will meet the needs of the Development Squad which has expanded beyond expectation at the Victory Pool in North Walsham. A Viking spokesperson said:-
“It is vital that we have a development squad if swimmers are to achieve  results which Lily has just accomplished. We are delighted that Gemma and Mark have joined us especially as there is an acute shortage of swimming coaches generally.”