Despite only finishing second in Saturday evenings Junior League round 2 gala at Wymondham Leisure centre, Diss Otters clinched the Christine Copeman Cup by virtue of a better combined score over both rounds. West Norfolk won Saturdays event but when the officials had crunched the numbers the Otters prevailed by a solitary point. The other clubs competing were North Norfolk, Great Yarmouth and Norwich Swan.
This event is for swimmers aged nine to twelve and there were some great performances with individual wins for Sophia Pickering, Barney Clarke, Rosie Munnings, Grace Greenhalf, Alise Small, Lily-Anne Jones, Thea Irvine and Imogen Grimes. When adding in the relay wins this gave a total of sixteen race wins on the night.
The Otters squad members were Max Brookes, Adam Parker, Barney Clarke, Jacob Shadbolt, Sophia Pickering, Grace Greenhalf, Rosie Munnings, Lily-Anne Jones, Harvey Gates, Daniel Bachu, William Brown, Alise Small, Thea Irvine, Imogen Grimes and captains Harry Button and Cassia Miller.
Thanks to coaches Jamie and Shirley and poolside helpers Ottilie and Matthew plus the clubs officials and supporters.