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Swimability event is a success

PUBLISHED: 10:44 12 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:18 06 July 2010

A POPULAR annual Swimability meet has been hailed as another success.

The eighth-annual Suffolk ASA Swimability meeting at Waterlane sports centre in Lowestoft attracted 78 competitors from all over country on Saturday.

A POPULAR annual Swimability meet has been hailed as another success.

The eighth-annual Suffolk ASA Swimability meeting at Waterlane sports centre in Lowestoft attracted 78 competitors from all over country on Saturday.

Battling it out in the pool were young swimmers with a disability from Cheshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk - with a large entry from Lowestoft.

Hitting the deep end to compete over a range of different distances and strokes, the event was promoted by Active Waveney, Waveney District Council and Suffolk Sport.

The Lowestoft Lions once again were heavily involved in supportin the event, and Lions co-ordinator PDG Dave Woodruff said: “We are so proud to sponsor this event for the fifth year running.”

The Lions presented gold medals to every competitor plus a parchment certificate courtesy of Lion David Pye, who was busy on his computer throughout.

Lion President Glyn Page was on hand to present the medals and trophies to the competitors after the evening session.

The three winning Lions trophies went to Scarlett Morrell - Girls, Robert Nesbitt - Boys, and the "Outstanding Achievement Trophy", for courage and determination was awarded to Peter Edwards from the Cheshire Penguins Swimming Club.

Mr Woodruff said: “We would like to thank Jill, Andy, Kim and all the officials poolside, the carers, mums and dads of the competitors, and especially the Lions team of Margaret, Susan, Michael, Mark, Paul, Robin, Geoff and David, who have attended the last five competitions and make life so easy on the day!”

And echoing these sentiments, in the words of Lion President Glyn, “The joy and smiles on the faces of the children make this event ever worthwhile. Thank you everyone, especially the swimmers, we will see you all again next year!”

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