Diss Otters had their swimmers out in force on Saturday night competing in two events in East Dereham and Norwich.
The Breckland Cup team gala at Dereham Leisure Centre attracted a strong field with two teams entered from hosts Dereham Otters and others from Norwich Swan, West Norfolk, North Norfolk Vikings and Diss.
From early on Swan and West Norfolk were fighting for top spot with Dereham, Vikings and Diss tussling for minor positions. Diss picked up maximum points in races won by Justin Bott, Matthew Tatum and Matthew Munnings – but when the final tallies were calculated the Diss team were beaten into 5th place by just one point by Vikings.
Final positions 1st West Norfolk 2nd Norwich Swan 3rd Dereham “A” 4th North Norfolk Vikings 5th Diss Otters 6th Dereham “B”.
The second event at Norwich’s Riverside pool was a development meet hosted by the Great Yarmouth club and a squad of Diss Otters swimmers were winning medals throughout the evening, coming away with 25 in total made up of 8 golds, 10 silvers and 7 bronzes. Stars of the night were Lily Ellis and Harvey Gates who both won 5 medals hotly pursued by Christopher Tatum with 4, William Brown, Finlay High and Kathryn Wood with 3 and Daniel Brown with 2.
The whole team can be proud of their achievements on the night. The Otters squad at Norwich were William Brown, Harvey Gates, Finlay High, Lily Ellis, Milly Bachu, Darcie Martin, Daniel Brown, Finlay Neve, Freya Button, Christopher Tatum and Kathryn Wood.
Diss Otters train at Diss Leisure Centre and anyone interested in joining the club can contact head coach Jamie Rush on 07738 427795.
The Otters are kindly sponsored by Hughes Electrical.