On 10th May more than 30 members of Great Yarmouth Swimming Club took part in a distance/timed hour swim.
A wide range of ages and abilities took part and the distances swam ranged from 100 meters up to well over 2000 meters.
Many of the children have been with the club since joining the learn to swim lessons as complete non swimmers.
Teacher and Coach Jo Banham was quoted as saying ‘How impressed and proud she was of all the swimmers who took part and thanked all the parents for counting the lengths’
Great Yarmouth were narrowly pushed into fourth place at last weekends Norfolk Junior League final. Having qualified in the top half of the competition as the result of some fine swimming from the first round we knew that the team would face a difficult task. There were some excellent swims, Hannah Ingham, Jenna Utting, Harry Grice & Tommy Chandler all achieving first place finishes.
Team GY travelled to Stowmarket for the first round of the Suffolk's summer league and in a tough competition, were to walk away with a fantastic second spot at the end of an exciting evening of junior swimming. Nigel Utting the GYSC Team Manager said 'All the kids swum well and I was impressed by the determination shown by all, particularly those asked to swim up'.
Last weekend our teams competed in the annual County Relay gala which was held at the Norwich Sports Park pool. This is a popular event for both swimmers and spectators with our scoring team finishing in a slightly dissapointing 6th place. Again thanks to the swimmers for their fantastic effort along with the great support from their parents & coaches.
Prior to this years County Relay Gala BAGCAT presentations were made to Great Yarmouth swimmers Jenna Utting & Tommy Chandler.
A team of Junior Swimmers from the Great Yarmouth Swimming Club travelled Dereham on Saturday the 22nd of March to compete in the first round of the Norfolk Junior League. Against teams from Dereham Otters, UEA City Of Norwich A, North Norfolk Vikings and West Norfolk the team did extreemly well to finish in 3rd place, just 2 points behind the second spot. Congratulations to our dedicated swimmers on their achievment and a huge thanks to their parents and coaches for their support.
Great Yarmouth Lowestoft & Oulton Broad and Long Stratton swimmers met last weekend to battle in the Young Stars Gala, for the Cape Cup. With 3 teams involved, there was fierce competition, culminating in a win for Great Yarmouth with Lowestoft & Oulton Broad just 4 points behind.