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.
The Club is delighted to have Gerry Bennett coaching the Tuesday evening sessions alongside Tom & Charlie Smith. Gerry has been involved with GYSC for many years and is a very experienced and much respected coach. He is taking on this responsibility on a temporary basis until Chris Murrell takes charge but it is hoped that we may call on him again in the future - Timed Start Results
Update 16th May - Pool Now Open
Lessons will receive their refund through a reduction in next terms fees and Squad, including Masters will have a refund form available online when the disruption is resolved.
Nigel Utting has successfully passed the final evaluation on his Swimming Officials Referees course. The course is widely recognised as being extreemely demanding and we therefore congratulate Nigel on his achievement. He joins Jo Banham, who is also a fully qualified referee, at the club and this puts us in a very enviable position when it comes to training our exsisting and new swimming officials. If you are interested in training to become an official, the swimmers do rely on there being a fair number at a gala, please see Jo or Nigel and they will be very happy to discuss the training that we are able to offer.
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’