26 East swimmers took part in this year’s Norfolk Masters at the UEA Sportspark, by far the biggest club represented. Amongst other bling, the club took home a staggering 39 Golds. Full results can be seen in the link below.
Some early notification on changes to the regular Saturday morning swimming sessions at the UEA on the following dates:
11th May 2019 – No swimming (Norfolk Masters gala)
13th July 2019 – 25m mode swimming only
The above are only the changes that we know about at the moment. Other changes/cancellations are bound to occur throughout the year as the pool is regularly used for meets/galas. These will be added to this list when they have been confirmed.
Four intrepid EASTie explorers ventured out to Kranj in Slovenia to compete in the European Masters Championships.
Debbie Matless swam in the 50 Fly, 100 Fly and 100 Free, medalling in all of her events. Her 100 Fly was an epic encounter, missing out on gold by 0.09 seconds.
Natalie Allen swam in the 200 Free, 400 Free and 200 Back. Posting good times throughout and a notable blistering 1st 50 in her 200 Back and several encounters with the lane ropes (I mean come on, who would organise a back stroke event out doors!)
David Borthwick had 2 seasons bests in his 200 Free and 200 IM and an epic disaster in his 400 Free a full 9 seconds off his best.
Effective from 3rd September 2018, the details of the new/revised Hewett sessions can be found below:
|Tuesday||9pm to 10pm||Josh||1 hour pool time instead of 45 minutes|
|Thursday||6.00am to 7.30am||Swan Coach||Slight change to time – we still share this session with Swan|
|Friday||9pm to 10pm||Josh||New pool time|
|Sunday||8am to 10am||Pat||Session moves to earlier time of 8am from 9:30am|
|Sunday||5pm to 7pm||Tina*||Session extended from 1 to 2 hours (however swimmers can just do 1 hour)|
*Tina is still looking to do both a technical session and a traditional training session on the Sunday evening. We will be looking to publish Tina’s technical focus for a particular week in advance to give swimmers who are interested in a particular area to attend the relevant session.
The full updated training session timetable can be seen on the Training page.
Advanced notice that Norwich High School for Girls are planning to carry out a major pool refurbishment later this year. They will be closing their pool to all users from the 27th August to the beginning of January 2019. This means there will be no EAST Friday evening training sessions at the NHSG pool during this period.
Further details, including any possible alternatives, will be available nearer the time.