Felixstowe hopefuls taste the action

SWIMMING: Felixstowe's younger swimmers have received their first tense taste of in-pool competition.Last weekend saw the launch of the 2002 annual practice gala at the club's home, bringing dozens of amateur competitors together.

By Debbie Watson

SWIMMING

FELIXSTOWE'S younger swimmers have received their first tense taste of in-pool competition.

Last weekend saw the launch of the 2002 annual practice gala at the club's home, bringing dozens of amateur competitors together.


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A popular fixture on the swimming club's calendar, the event is organised and run by the elder squad members.

It is intended to provide young up-and-coming swimmers with their very first experience of race-like gala conditions.

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In all, 38 youngsters lined up for the evening session and many produced some exceptional displays of swimming talent.

Family and friends joined in the occasion by offering loud and enthusiastic support throughout each of the races.

Ian Buxton, Felixstowe Swimming Club chairman said: "It was great to see the older swimmers helping the youngsters.

"We're really pleased with the success of the evening and it proves that we've got some great rising talent among our younger members."

Praise and thanks is extended to all organisers and supporters, but particularly to Claire Lopes, Sam Green and Holly Evans.

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