Nine wins for Dolphins

Thetford Dolphins travelled to Dereham to compete in the Breckland Gala. The team did well to achieve nine first places as well as six seconds and 16 thirds.

Thetford Dolphins travelled to Dereham to compete in the Breckland Gala.

The team did well to achieve nine first places as well as six seconds and 16 thirds.

Ten-year-old Luke Collins swam exceptionally well on the night when he stormed into first place for both the 50m freestyle race and 100m individual medley race.

Luke also finished in second place for the 50m breaststroke race and third for the 100m freestyle race, swimming up to the U12 age group.


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Another great performance was delivered by 14-year-old Luke Walsh, who swam brilliantly to win both the 200m individual medley race and 100m freestyle race, while team-mate Ben Kleinau (13) swam superbly to win both the 100m breaststroke race and 100m fly race.

The U15 age group saw Daniel Clucas win the 100m fly race and finish in a great second place for the 100m freestyle. Daniel also finished third for the 100m backstroke.

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Swimming for the girls was 13-year-old Morgan Burt, who swam with style when she won the 100m breaststroke. Morgan swam the 100m breaststroke again in the U15 age group, where she finished in a terrific third place.

Morgan teamed up with Luke Walsh, Ben Kleinau, and Hattie Clark, 14, for the U14 medley relay race where the quartet stormed into a fantastic first place finish. Hattie finished in second place for the 100m freestyle and came fifth for the 100m backstroke.

Nine-year-old Stuart Root had a terrific swim when he finished second in the 50m backstroke and also finished fourth in the 50m fly.

Open age swimmer James Martin achieved two third places in 200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke, while and Stephanie Park (open age) also finished third in both the 100m freestyle and 100m backstroke.

Sam Rate (open age) also took third place for the 100m fly.

Ten-year-old Fiona Byford finished third in the 50m fly and fourth in both the 50m freestyle and 100m individual medley, while 11-year-old Elle Kleinau came third in the 100m breaststroke.

Connor Walsh, 13, finished in third for the 100m fly and fifth in the 100m backstroke.

Thirteen-year-old Ella McGill achieved a third place for the 100m fly and fourth for the 200m individual medley race.

Other swimmers who also attended were Grace McGill, 9, Alice Smith, 11, Kerry Douthwaite, 12, Victoria Root, 12, Zoe Douthwaite, 13, Isabelle Trayton, 13, Sophie Steward, 12, Emily Day, 13, and Thomas Martin, 13.

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