Members of Great Yarmouth Swimming Club gathered together on the evening of 1stDecember 2018 to mark another year of swimming success and achievement at their 85thannual presentation evening. The dinner and dance was, for the first time, held at the Assembly Rooms in Great Yarmouth Town Hall, a stylish setting for an evening of glamorous outfits as opposed to the swimming hats and goggles normally worn by the swimmers. It was a chance for the swimmers and their families and coaches to celebrate the hard work put in by them all throughout the year.
Club Chairman Nigel Utting was delighted to be joined on the top table by the Mayor of Great Yarmouth Councillor Mary Coleman, the President of the Norfolk ASA Mr Darren Peck and Head Coach of GYSC Mr Richard Every. The guests all made thoughtful and relevant speeches that told of their own personal links to swimming and how pleased they were to be able to be a part of such a celebratory evening. Having enjoyed an excellent meal and listened to the speeches, trophies and medals were then presented to the winners that had been earnt at the recent club championships. There was a great atmosphere, with swimmers and families cheering and clapping as the trophies were awarded. Some of the trophies that were handed out have a huge amount of history on them, with names engraved going back to 1931 showing what an honour it is to have your name added. With next year being the club’s 100thanniversary it is important to remember just how many people in the local area have been a part of the club over the years, and what a huge role it has played in many people’s lives.
There were also some trophies awarded that were a surprise to the swimmers, with the service to the club awards going to Ollie Grimmer and Lucy Gordon, the coaches award for attitude and effort in training and competing going to Anna Pearce and Jacob Zandbergen, and shields being presented to the swimmers who had achieved the fastest time in each stroke over 100m in any event throughout the year. Ryan Webb was fastest in 100m back, fly and free and Tommy Chandler in 100m breast, with Kelsey Wilson fastest in 100m free and breast, Jenna Utting in100m fly and Anna Duffield in 100m back. The new club captains and vice captains, recently elected at the AGM, were also presented with their captains’ shirts.
The presentations were followed by a disco, with time for the swimmers to relax with their friends and families. Showing their stamina, gained through long hours of training, they danced till midnight when the evening came to a close.
Huge thanks must go to the social and fundraising committee for all their hard work in organizing the evening, along with the trophy officers who had such an immense task getting all the trophies ready on time.
Due to the exceptionally large number of entries, Diss have unfortunately had to remove the 400m freestyle event from their programme.
Please see below for a list of accepted and rejected entries.
Please see below warm up times for Sunday's nifty 50's gala
Please ensure you are poolside in your club kit 15 minutes before warm up starts
Session 1 Warmup 0830 Start 0930
Session 2 Warmup 1315 Start 1415
Estimated finish 1730
Lets have a successful start to the season!!
Just to let you all know I have taken on the responsibility of ordering named hats for the club.
There is a minimum order for hats and this is often the reason for the delay in you receiving named hats.
This will most likely be the only order placed this year, due to this factor.
The hats available can be viewed on the website - if you would like to place an order please email firstname.lastname@example.org, please include the name you would like printed on the hat with your order.
We have a stock of both the un named hats, these can also be ordered as above.
I will be placing the order on 21st September 2018, if you require a hat please ensure your request and payment is received before this date.
If you have previously ordered and paid you do not need to do anything.