The Great Yarmouth team travelled to Thetford on Saturday to compete in the final round of the Norfolk County Junior League. With some very competitive swims the team managed the runner up spot for the Christine Clark Cup and finished the league overall in 7th place. Well done to all the swimmers that took part in this competition.
Liam Harvey - GYSC Head Coach
The Club is very excited to welcome Liam to GYSC as our new Head Coach.
We have been without a Head for quite some time and are now able to look forward to progressing the club with Liam's experience, enthusiasm & expertise.
It is a shared goal of both the Club and Liam to ensure we achieve results and improve our swimming club. He will continue to be supported by our current team of volunteer teachers and coaches, who have done so much to ensure that we were able to maintain a full training programme this last year.
I am sure all parents & swimmers will offer Liam their full support and contribute to the success of GYSC.
Great Yarmouth Swimming Club
The Club has appointed Leeanne Abbotts-Freeman as it's Development Squad Lead Coach.
Leeanne, a former squad swimmer at the club, has been involved with the Club's 'Learn to Swim' programme and will now take responsibility to supervise the progression of swimmers in our Development Squad.
She will be based at the High School Pool for our Tuesday and Wednesday Development Squad sessions and will be working closely with Roger Caton at the Phoenix Pool to ensure the continued success of all our Development Squad swimmers.
On Sunday, four members of the Great Yarmouth swimming club competed at the East Region Open Water Championships and age groups incorporating the County Championships held at Whitlingham Lake, Norwich.
Swimming in the Midsummer Long Course Meet at the U.EA on Saturday Great Yarmouth came back with some good results.
Swimmimg at Newmarket on Saturday in the final of the Suffolk Summer League Great Yarmouth finished fifth with Stowmarket the winners 208, Lowestoft & Oulyon Broad 189 ,Newmarket 177, Leiston 142, Great Yarmouth 138 and Thetford with 91 points.
Julianna Mercardo was in fine form with a good win in the 10/u Fly and a close finish for second in the Breastroke. Anna Pearce continues to improve with two second places and P.Bs in the Freestyle and Fly. In a close race Finley Coman had to be content with fourth place in the Fly.
Macey James in a competitive Breastroke race did well to finish fourth, but Tommy Chandler stormed ahead to win his Breastroke race. Emma Gordon in a tough Fly race did well to finish third as did Harry Grice in the Fly and Backstroke.Ana Duffield came in with a P.B and fourth in Backstroke.
For the 13/u Jenna Utting swam away from the opposition with two fine first places Fly and Freestyle, but was pushed into second place in the I/M. Sam Skuse in the Breastroke got a fourth place.
The Great Yarmouth team travelled to Sudbury for the second round of the Suffolk Summer League. Against teams from Stowmarket, Beccles, Sudbury, Lowestoft & Oulton Broad and Hadleigh the team managed to finish the evening in second place. It was a great effort by all the team but a mention and congratulations must go to Julianna Mercado, Macey James & Hannah Ingham for their first place finishes. This great result puts the team in the 'A' final which will take place next month at Newmatket.