West Suffolk storm to sixth consecutive title

WINTER WONDERS: West Suffolk Swimming Club's winning Winter League team
WINTER WONDERS: West Suffolk Swimming Club's winning Winter League team
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A team of just 20 West Suffolk swimmers secured victory in the final round of the Winter League to run away with the title for a sixth year running.

The West Suffolk swimmers were in fine form on the night at Bungay, posting 24 victories from the 43 events they contested.

A further 12 second-placed swims and five third-placed swims saw West Suffolk storm to a comprehensive victory on the night and overall. 

Standout swims came from the relay teams, where WSSC went undefeated.

Connor Gillingham, William Tozer, Charlie Whyte and Sam Wortley were victorious in the junior boys’ freestyle, while the junior girls’ freestyle team of Ella Hale, Angharad Evans, Niamh Perry and Esther Little also won.

The junior boys’ medley team of Gillingham, Sam Bullingham, Whyte and Wortley won their event, as did the junior girls’ medley team of Hannah O’Connor, Evans, Perry and Little.

The senior boys’ quartet of Myles Turner, Ben Wilkinson, Alex Proffitt and Danny Proffitt won the freestyle event, a feat matched by the senior girls of Olivia Nicolai, Beth Sampher, Molly Ollington and Beth Mottram.

The medley teams of Sampher, Nicolai, Mottram and Ollington (girls), as well as Turner, Wilkinson, Ed Briars and Danny Proffitt (boys) achieved the same results.

In the final event of the night — the mixed cannon relay — Evans, Gillingham, Little, Wortley, Nicolai, Wilkinson, Ollington and Danny Proffitt stormed to victory.

Little had a standout individual swim with victory in the 12/13-year-old girls’ 50m freestyle, in a winning time of 28.69.

West Suffolk won the top girls team, the top boys team and the overall top team from all three rounds for the sixth year running.