Diss Otters delighted at Winter Wipe Out

Twenty-nine swimmers from Diss Otters competed across two days at the University of East Anglia Sportspark on 3rd – 4th December.

The Diss Otters achieved a massive 125 PBs across 28 individual events.  Elizabeth Ferrier knocked a huge 56 seconds off her previously recorded time for the 200m Individual Medley.

In total, 26 medals were awarded across age categories from age 9 to 15+ (open).  Ben Eastwood topped the medal haul with 7 (4 gold, 3 silver).  Donald Perrin came a close second with 6 (2 silver, 4 bronze) and Ethan Bailey third with 5 (3 silver, 2 bronze).  Jessica Freeman and Hollie Richards both achieved two bronze medals and Hebe Shearer (silver), Amelia Bailey (silver), Adam Lelean (bronze) and Elizabeth Ferrier (gold) were all awarded top three positions.

The swimmers were Abigail Fletcher, Adam Lelean, Amelia Bailey, Ananya Chaudhary, Benjamin Eastwood, Daisy Lewis, Damian Lemke, Donald Perrin, Elizabeth Ferrier, Ella Townsend, Emilia Clifford, Ethan Bailey, Frances Guerin, Hebe Shearer, Hollie Richards, James Guerin, Jeanie Shurmer, Jessica Freeman, Laurie Shearer, Lily Ellis, Nia Jones, Olivia Brewer, Rebecca Fletcher, Ruby Welch, Sarah Richards, Sasha Spinks, Seren Jones, Sophie Rochester, and Tayla Goodswen.

Great Yarmouth hosted this level 3 meet and teams represented included Norwich Swan, West Norfolk, St Felix School, West Suffolk, Thetford, Dereham and Diss Otters.

Two Diss Otters Masters, Adam Lelean and Sarah Richards, represented the oldest male and female at the competition.

Head Coach, Laura Goodswen, said of the team, “I am so proud of all our swimmers.  They have surpassed all my expectations with lots of personal bests set, which makes all their hard work at training worthwhile.”