Norfolk County Challenge Gala – 24-25/Jun

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June saw a small team of 10 Diss Otters swimmers attend the annual Swim England Norfolk County Challenge competition at Dereham Leisure Centre.

Across the weekend we saw some great swimming with the group achieving 68% of new personal best times and there were some excellent performances despite the very hot conditions on poolside. Stand out swims across the weekend was from the 50m Butterfly swimmers with Jessica taking gold, Ruby taking Silver and Ella taking bronze. Ella also took on the mighty 200m Butterfly race collecting Gold in her age group. Donald continued his winning ways collecting medals of all colours throughout the weekend in numerous events.

It was also great to see one of our younger swimmers Eugene taking that next step in his swimming journey and competing in his very first open competition away from the Diss pool. He put in an excellent swim in the 50m Backstroke showing off an impressive new tumble turn he has learnt recently.

Throughout the weekend our swimmers achieved 3 Golds, 8 Silvers, 10 Bronze and 22 Top 8 Finishes. A fantastic achievement from such a small group of swimmers.

An amazing weekend of swimming from DOSC swimmers. Poolside was very warm, and the swimmers performed so well under the conditions. Great effort, enthusiasm, and encouragement of teammates throughout. Well done all.”

Diss Otters swimming club caters for all types of young swimmers and trains at Diss Leisure Centre. The programme offers young swimmers the opportunity to develop key skills and have great fun in the process. They will help refine skills and technique and will assist you to become a great swimmer. There are various squads for all types of abilities and ages starting from foundation squad for younger swimmers to master’s squad for over 18s.

For more information please visit and anyone looking to join the club please email for a free trial.