Diss Otters kicking on in competition with medals and PB times
At the end of June, Diss Otters sent a team to Dereham Leisure Centre to take part in the annual Swim England Norfolk County Challenge, with stand out swims across the weekend from the 50m butterfly swimmers, earning a gold, silver and bronze medal for the club.
Another gold was secured in the 200m butterfly race, as some of the club’s younger swimmers represented the club in their very first open competition away from the Diss pool.
The club also had team members involved in the Ipswich Novice Gala at Crown Pools, which had competitions running on July 1 and July 2.
With 10 swimmers in action on Saturday and a further 17 taking to the pool on Sunday, the club was well represented, collecting 13 medals, 35 top eight finishes, and an impressive number of new personal best times.
Head coach Laura Goodswen was quick to praise the club’s swimmers for their efforts during the competition.
“It was great spending the day with these swimmers, who all showed an awesome attitude, great teamwork and delivered some fantastic swimming and some huge personal bests,” she said.
“What I enjoyed the most was watching the swimmers take on board the feedback they were given, before implementing it in to their races.”
The club was also represented at the Midsummer Madness competition at the University of East Anglia Sportspark on July 8 and 9.
For some of the 25 club swimmers, the competition gave them their first experience of competing in an Olympic-size 50m swimming pool.
The competition spurred the club’s swimmers to produce some of their best performances of the season, with multiple 40+ second personal bests produced in the 200m and 400m events and a huge 70 per cent of swims resulting in personal best times.