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Diss Otters swimmers make presence felt in club’s big open gala

PUBLISHED: 20:37 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 20:37 17 October 2017

Diss Otters face the camera at the Sprint Open Gala which took place at the UEA Sportspark. Picture: Julie Munnings

Diss Otters face the camera at the Sprint Open Gala which took place at the UEA Sportspark. Picture: Julie Munnings

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Diss Otters held their biggest event of the year, the Sprint Open Gala, at the UEA Sportspark.

Nearly 250 swimmers from clubs in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire turned up and produced some great action for the large crowd.

The Otters sent a squad of over 50, taking part in 329 individual swims over distances between 50m and 400m.

Against tough opposition Diss came away with 60 medals (16 gold, 17 silver and 27 bronze), with a further 46 top six finishes.

The Otters also came away with a fantastic 59 percent of swims resulting in new personal bests.

Medal winners for the Otters were Jude Ashken, Max Ashken, Daniel Bachu, Callum Blair, Max Brookes, Amber Daly, Cameron Day, Lottie Gates, Imogen Grimes, Thea Irvine, Evie Kemp, Matthew Munnings, Rosie Munnings, Sophia Pickering, Rowan Shearer, Matthew Tatum, Phoebe Tovell and Maddie Wood.

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