Saturday 30 November 2019
On Sunday 24th November City of Norwich Swimming Club competed in the National Junior Inter-League Final! 34 excited swimmers, proud coaches, team managers and parents travelled to the Corby International Swimming Pool. The swimmers enjoyed an amazing build-up to this event; professional team photos, face paint, giant blue specs, glittering hats and a lovely new banner, the parade around the pool was electric. Parents did a great job in the gallery waving flags, clapping and shouting. You can feel that this is a big event, but these swimmers are juniors so its really important to have fun as well, and we certainly did!
The competition was tough, but our swimmers stepped up, starting well with two 4th places in the boys and girls 12-year-old medley relays, our 10-year-old boys them came along and swam a brilliant 2nd place in their medley relay. Individual events followed, Lazaros Giarenis had parents on their feet with a 2nd place in the 50m breaststroke and Castle Galindez raced to 2nd place in the 50m butterfly. Then ….. along comes Tyler Stone racing 50m breastroke as a 9-year-old and amazing – 1st place in a time of 43.37! Only two events later Travis Vlotman joins Tyler with a tremendous effort and wins the 50m backstroke in 37.41. Grace Greenhalf swam an amazing 2nd place in the 50m freestyle and Travis joined her with another 2nd in the boys 50m freestyle. Sophia Pickering waited until her final individual event to get City of Norwich’s third 1st place in her favourite stroke 50m backstroke in an incredible time of 32.48. Castle followed with another 2nd place in his 50m backstroke and the 12-year-old girls a 2nd in their freestyle relay.
After the gala finished, more fun followed with a great rendition of YMCA and various other well-known songs got everyone on their feet with swimmers standing on blocks dancing and waving.
City of Norwich placed 5th – we were ecstatic – 5th Junior Team in the whole of the Country what an incredible result for the City of Norwich Swimming Club!
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