Young North Norfolk swimmer Lily Herring impressed at Swim England's National Summer Championships in Sheffield. 

The 15-year-old, who swims for the North Norfolk Vikings, qualified in sixth place in the multi-classification heats with a time of 1:19.38 in the 100m freestyle.

Although she was third to finish in the final with a time of 1:18.08, a complex Swim England permutation, based on a points tariff, meant her final placing was sixth. 

Lily's coach, Sam Watts, said Lily had a bright future ahead of her. 

Mr Watts said: “Lily is having an excellent year in the pool so far.

"Her application and tenacity has been exemplary and it's a just reward that she swam in the nationals.

"I believe that this is just the beginning of what is to come.”

In the 50m freestyle final, Lily finished fifth with a personal best time of 36:30.

She also took part in the 200m individual medley and 400m S10 freestyle, finishing fifth in the latter event. 

The Vikings train at the Victory Swim and Fitness Centre in North Walsham, and at The Reef in Sheringham. 

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