Gala Report Diss Otters – Norfolk Junior League Final

A team of 9 to 12 year old swimmers from Diss Otters took part in the Norfolk Junior League “A” Final last Saturday at Wymondham. Seeded third for the event the Otters maintained that position throughout the gala, putting in some strong performances during the evening.

The two clubs that finished ahead of Diss, namely UEA City of Norwich and Norwich Swan have a far bigger pool of swimmers to pick squads from and to finish third in this countywide event was an excellent achievement for the club.

The final event of the night, the 8×25 freestyle cannon relay always gets the crowd cheering and the Otters finished second behind UEA, getting their revenge for a narrow defeat in the first round gala by Swan by pushing them back into third place.

The Diss Otters squad members were Sophia Pickering, Rosie Munnings, Luella Brookes, Thea Irvine, Imogen Grimes, Ruby Greenhalf, Lottie Gates, Alice Palmer, Max Brookes, Barney Clarke, William Brown, Callum Blair, Harry Button, Daniel Bachu, Christopher Tatum and Matthew Munnings.

Final team scores – UEA “A” 404, Swan “A” 332, Diss 283, UEA “B” 244, Dereham 236.

Anyone interested in joining the club can contact head coach Jamie Rush on 07738 427795.

The Otters train at Diss Leisure Centre and the club are grateful for the continued support of Hughes Electrical as main sponsors.