Swimmers make their mark in national competition

Mollie Smith and Tom Owen have done their swimming club proud.

Mollie Smith and Tom Owen have done their swimming club proud. - Credit: Archant

Two young swimmers from the North Norfolk Vikings Club have won places in the Norfolk squad competing in a national competition this month.

Mollie Smith, 15, from Roughton and Tom Owen, 15, from Stalham are both senior captains for the Vikings. Both go to Aylsham High School.

Their Amateur Swimming Association rankings have earned them a spot in the Norfolk squad taking part in the National Inter Counties at Sheffield on October 18. There will be 22 counties competing for the honours.

The Norfolk squad has only 30 swimmers in it, so to get a place is a real achievement for both Tom and Mollie.

North Norfolk Vikings now has more than 150 swimmers, most of them Primary or High School age. They range from beginners on the 'learn to swim' course to advanced, competitive swimmers like Mollie and Tom. The club is based at The Victory in North Walsham and also uses the pool at Aylsham High School, with qualified coaches helping them improve their stroke, speed and stamina.

The club has space for more swimmers – details at www.norfolkvikings.co.uk or contact Kirsty Smith on 07900 145866, email dksmithlm@tiscali.co.uk.