Thetford Dolphins celebrated their numerous season’s achievements with a week of fun sessions at Waterworld and their annual barbecue.
Activities included an aquathon where swimmers and even some parents tested their endurance in a swim followed by a run against the clock, while the week ended with a presentation to the winning team of the club’s series of mini-galas.
The biggest event of the year for the Dolphins, the Norfolk County Championships in March, saw some huge personal achievements, with eight competitors attaining prestigious top-six positions in their age groups and a total of six first positions, 11 seconds and six third places for the club.
Among the boys, medals were awarded to Alﬁe King and Daniel Clark in the age-nine category, Dan Collins and Macaulay Harvey, aged 12, and Luke Collins, aged 14.
For the girls, the medals went to Amie Copp, aged 13, Grace McGill, 14, and Annastasia Clark Massey, aged 15. Clark also achieved fifth position in the 50m butterﬂy championship ﬁnal across all age groups.
All 28 competitors are to be commended for netting 112 personal bests and 16 club records.
Dolphins swimmers also excelled in the follow on to the County Championships, the Norfolk County Challenge Gala held at Dereham in June, with 22 of the 28 competitors being awarded top-six positions and 74 personal bests achieved.
Another highlight of the season for the club was attaining fifth position overall in the Suffolk Summer League after a tough ﬁnal between the top teams at Stowmarket.
Congratulations also go to July’s swimmers of the month Jessica Lumley, Alice Fasey, Daniel Clark, Alﬁe Ellis and Dan Collins.