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Dolphins serve county well

PUBLISHED: 08:20 13 January 2009 | UPDATED: 11:09 08 July 2010

Ten swimmers from Thetford Dolphins Swimming Club represented Norfolk County to compete in the Three County Gala held at Peterborough. This annual event brings together the very best swimmers from Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to compete against each other in individual and relay events.

Ten swimmers from Thetford Dolphins Swimming Club represented Norfolk County to compete in the Three County Gala held at Peterborough. This annual event brings together the very best swimmers from Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to compete against each other in individual and relay events.

Eleven-year-old Taylor Dean swam the 50m fly race in a time of 35.66, smashing the current age group club record and finishing in fifth position. Taylor also swam in the medley relay (fly leg), where the squad were second, and was also a member of the third-placed freestyle relay squad.

Twelve-year-old Russell Hatton broke the age group club record for the 50m backstroke where his time of 35.09 gave him fourth place. Russell also swam the backstroke leg in the third-placed medley relay squad.

Ben Kleinau (14) swam well to finish third in the 100m breaststroke (1:15.36), while also breaking the club record. Ben also swam the breaststroke leg in the second-placed medley relay squad and was a member of the freestyle relay squad.

Luke Walsh (15) swam the 100m fly (1:03.20) where he finished second and he came fourth in the 100m breaststroke (1:14.46). Luke was also a member of the winning freestyle relay squad, and swam in the medley relay (fly leg) where the squad finished in second place.

Matthew Vertigans (14) came fourth in the 100m backstroke (1:14.26), and swam in both relays, where the medley squad finished second and the freestyle squad fifth.

Ten-year-old Luke Collins swam a PB of 41.06 in the 50m fly, finishing fourth and he also swam in the second-placed freestyle relay squad and the medley relay squad, which came in sixth place.

Daniel Clucas (15) swam in the freestyle relay squad which finished in fifth place. Zoe Douthwaite (14) and Hattie Clarke (14) both competed in the same freestyle relay race, finishing sixth. Morgan Burt (14) swam the breaststroke leg in the medley relay squad which finished fifth.

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