Edward is a splash hit

The seventh Suffolk Disability Swimming bonanza was held on Saturday and was hailed a resounding success.Around 120 young disabled swimmers from as far away as Cheshire swum their hearts out according to organisers.

The seventh Suffolk Disability Swimming bonanza was held on Saturday and was hailed a resounding success.

Around 120 young disabled swimmers from as far away as Cheshire swum their hearts out according to organisers.

The event saw Lowestoft Lions proudly joining forces once more with the Suffolk County ASA by sponsoring and providing helpers at the swim meet held at the Water Lane Leisure Centre, Lowestoft.

Swimmers from all ages participated in what was a “tremendous event,” according to past district governor Dave Woodruff, the Lions organiser.


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Lions President Gerry Moore was on hand to present every swimmer with a gold medal.

Trophies for the most improved swimmers went to Sophie Johnson (Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Swimming Club) and 16-year-old Edward Harvey, of Bungay, who goes to the Warren School.

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The main trophy for the swimmer showing outstanding achievement was presented to Suzanne Barclay of Thetford Breckland by the president of ASA (East) David Metcalf.

Committee Chairman Dave Woodruff said that the Lions and their partners (from Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth) looked forward to this event every year.

He thanked Jill and Andy Walker and their committee, the swimmers, and their mums and dads who all once again made this a great success.

“The Lowestoft Lions do many activities throughout the year, but supporting this event was the most humbling and rewarding,” Woodruff said.

“Watching these young swimmers trying their utmost against all odds - they are truly extraordinary people doing amazing things!”

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