Young Michael Sayer proved his prowess in the pool by winning a hat-trick of gold medals at the Boudicca Long Course Swimming Gala at the UEA Sportspark.

The 12-year-old, who swims for the  North Norfolk Vikings, took on competitors from across Norfolk and beyond in the two-day contest.

His first success was in the 100m freestyle, recording a personal best of 1:14.72.

In the backstroke, he hit the pad in 1:20.55 to take gold. His third win was in the 200m breaststroke, which he finished in 3:47.29.

North Norfolk News: Michael SayerMichael Sayer (Image: North Norfolk Vikings)

Michael also won two silvers and a bronze. 

He said: “My best swim was the 100m freestyle as I took four seconds off my personal best and beat some other swimmers in my heat who before the gala had achieved faster times than me.

“Training is hard work but this makes it worthwhile.”

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Ellen Eccleston, 16, and also from the Vikings,  proved to all that she is one of the best swimmers in Norfolk by winning the 200m individual medley - with a time of 2:33.16 - beating nine others in her age group. 

Lead coach Sam Watts said: "Ellen is swimming exceptionally well at the moment but it's unrealistic to expect her to come first in every race or record a personal best every time she swims.

"As she approaches the nationals next month, I believe we will see the best from Ellen."

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Toby Corfield, 11, bagged five medals in his age group, winning gold in the 100m butterfly in 1:44.57. He also won two silvers and two bronze medals.

Reuben Seaman, 11, won gold in the 400m individual medley, swimming two lengths of the 50m pool on each stroke, for a time of 7:48.28. 

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The Vikings train at  Victory pool in North Walsham and at the Reef in Sheringham, email to find out more.