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Swimmers boost their hopes of reaching national championships




West Suffolk Swimming Club members were aiming to boost their chances of qualifying for the British and English National Swimming Championships this summer with strong displays at the Norwich Easter meet at the UEA SportPark.

The girls 200m backstroke saw Ella Hale finish sixth in the 12-years age group, with Chloe Long (16) producing a strong heat swim to also finish sixth in her age group.

In the boys’ 100m butterfly event, all the WSSC swimmers stepped up to produce new best times, with some swimmers progressing through to the evening finals. Jack Bowyer (13) made it through as top 13-year old, with Taylor Bowen and Charlie Whyte finishing seventh and eighth respectively in the 14-years age group.

Ella Hale finished fifth in the 12-years age group 100m freestyle event while in the 50m backstroke event, Jack Bowyer narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing fourth in the 13-years age group.

In the gruelling 400m freestyle, Bowyer (13) again just missed out on the medals with a fourth placed finish, being pipped by Myles Turner (15) taking home the bronze.

Beth Mottram was the second 16-year old swimmer home in the 200m breaststroke, finishing just outside her best time, while in the 200m backstroke, Bowyer finished seventh in his age group in a new best time, with Alex Proffitt (17) and Myles Turner finishing one-two in their heat swim.

The evening finals saw some fast and furious racing from the West Suffolk contingent. Bowyer stormed through the second 50m to pick up third place in the 13-14 years final, with Taylor Bowen finishing in sixth.

In the 50m backstroke finals, Ollie Pyle (15) and Edward Briars (17) both finished seventh in their age groups, while there was joy for Beth Mottram (16) who made it onto the podium with a second placed finish in the girls 100m butterfly final.



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