Thetford swimming gala goes from strength to strength

Medals handed out by Thetford mayor Denis Crawford at the Thetford Lions Club swimming gala. Picture

Medals handed out by Thetford mayor Denis Crawford at the Thetford Lions Club swimming gala. Picture: Thetford Lions Club - Credit: Archant

A Breckland swimming gala continues to go from strength to strength as the 20th annual event is held.

The Thetford Lions Club hosted the gala for people with disabilities at Breckland Waterworld, Thetford.

Fifty-five swimmers from Great Yarmouth, Stowmarket, Colchester, Peterborough, Runnymede and Special Olympics Norfolk, took part in the event.

There was a programme of 33 races and five relays which made for an enjoyable and often competitive evening.

All those who took part in the event earlier this month were supported loudly by friends and family watching on the sides.


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The Mayor of Thetford Denis Crawford and the Thetford Lions Club vice district governor Mandy Hawksley presented medals.

Three special ‘follow your dream’ medals were given to three young swimmers for endeavour and persistence throughout the gala.

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