Seven swimmers from Diss Otters excelled in achieving qualifying times for this year’s Eastern Regional Championships at Norwich and Luton respectively.
At the start of May, Matthew Tatum, Dominic Boylan and Justin Bott swam at Norwich in the 15 and over age groups. Dominic set a new pb in the 50 breaststroke as did Matthew in the 100 backstroke. Justin topped off an excellent weekends competition by winning silver in the 200 breaststroke.
The quartet of Isaac Bachu, Cameron Day, Matthew Munnings and Max Ashken travelled to Luton over the bank holiday weekend and all performed with credit. Matthew just missed out on making the final for the 50 fly finishing 9th with a 2 second pb, Isaac swam two pbs in his 2 races the 50 fly and 50 backstroke, Cameron who had qualified for 6 races over the weekend swam 4 pbs culminating in an excellent 50 breaststroke swim of 35.60 seconds and Max swam superbly setting a new pb to reach the final of the 100 fly.
Two fantastic weekends of swimming with the best juniors from across the region taking part and all of the Diss swimmers should take pride in their achievement of qualifying.
Many thanks to Jamie, Tim, Sharon and Teresa for their coaching and help poolside over the two weekends.