December 11 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
UEA City of Norwich swimmers enjoyed an outstanding 2011 national championships at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. The headline achievements included a British age group record, two national titles and eight medals – including two golds, four silvers and two bronze – as well as third in the boys’ 14-and-under 400m medley relay and 19 personal bests.
Star performer of the championships was 13-year-old Isaac Kirby. On day one of the competition he smashed nine seconds off his 200m breaststroke PB to take the title in a new British age group record.
Incredibly this was UEA City of Norwich Swimming Club’s second British record in six weeks.
Isaac also struck gold in the boys’ 100m breaststroke in a superb personal best, just missing out on the British record. He also claimed the silver medal in the boys’ 200m individual medley.
Fourteen-year-old Jack Utting claimed two fantastic hard-fought silver medals in the boys’ 100m and 200m backstroke, while 16-year-old Miles Garner took nearly three seconds off his 200m butterfly best to win silver.
Distance specialist, 15-year-old Harry Smith, performed excellently in the open water to earn bronze. Harry also placed fifth in the 1500m in his 15 years age group.
Norwich’s 14-and-under boys’ medley relay team consisting of Jack Utting, Isaac Kirby, Jack Thomson and Adam Crafer placed third in a very close and exciting final race.
As for 14-year-old Isobel Page, she swam some great personal bests in placing a much improved ninth position in the girls’ 400m individual medley and 10th in the girls’ 100m backstroke for her 14 years age group.
Twelve-year-old Lilyella Craw-Seaman and 18-year-old Ashley Pattison both swam excellent personal bests in their 100m backstroke events, both taking credible 11th places.
• UEA City of Norwich’s national swimming squad: Sophie Alden, Serena Aris, Holly Bateman, Miles Garner, Chloe Hazel, Poppy Ingleson, Isobel Page, Flora Shaul, Harry Smith, Jack Thomson, Adam Crafer, Isaac Kirby, Jack Utting, Ashley Pattison, Lilyella Craw-Seaman, Emily Bowyer, Gemma Faulkner, Mimi Barr, Keenan Stokes, Jordan Staff, Will Cooper and Charlotte Humphreys.