Diss Otters Sweep Aside Fenland Opposition!

A busy weekend of swimming for Diss Otters saw the club take part in numerous events across the region.

Saturday saw two squads roll into Norwich and Newmarket respectively. The squad at Norwich took part in the Midsummer Madness Gala at the UEA Sportspark. Fifty two individual swims resulted in thirty one new personal best times and twelve county qualifying times for 2019.

The evening saw a Fenland League gala take place at Newmarket Leisure Centre with teams from Diss, Bottisham, First Strokes and St Neots competing.

Diss led the gala from start to finish with some tremendous swimming across the team, resulting in twenty nine race wins from forty seven events, including in the traditional finale, the cannon relay which always sees the swimmers and supporters raise the roof and Saturday was no exception with team Diss storming to victory cheered home by the crowd.

Final scores at Newmarket were Diss 182, Bottisham 161, First Strokes 154 and St Neots 124.
The Otters now progress to the second round on September 29th and will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy.

Sunday saw two more events with a team going to Crown Pools in Ipswich for the July Surprize Gala which saw forty six individual swims produce twenty six new personal best marks and another host of County Championship qualification times.

Finally also on Sunday, Otters Callum Blair, Adam Lelean and Sally Lelean took part in the Cambridge Mill to Mill open water event with Callum finishing 2nd in his category clocking a hugely respectable 43 minutes for the 2.5km course.