King’s Lynn West Norfolk Swimming Club members off to the British Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield

Four swimmers from West Norfolk have qualified for the prestigious British Swimming Championships which are held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield – the spiritual home of British swimming.

The event will take place this week between today (Tuesday) and Sunday and will serve as a qualifier for Team Great Britain for the world championships in June.

Molly Lee and Sarah O’Brien will each compete in the 50 and 100 meter breaststroke events; with the 50 meter event taking place today with the longest distance taking place on Sunday.

From left to right: Molly Lee, Freddie Laws, Nathan Wells and Sarah O’Brien.

Like his two team-mates, eighteen-year-old Freddie Laws will also travel to Sheffield for breaststroke events – contesting all three distances. Laws is swimming the 100 meters today, the 50 meters tomorrow (Wednesday) and ends his week with the 200 meters on Friday.

Nathan Wells has the most grueling schedule of the West Norfolk quartet, with eight races over the six days.

Wells will compete in the 50m backstroke and 400m freestyle today, followed by the 100m backstroke tomorrow.

The 400-meter individual medley (IM) and 100-meter freestyle will both take place on Thursday.

Finally, Wells will participate in the 200 meters IM on Saturday, before concluding his championships with the 200 meters freestyle and the 200 meters backstroke on Sunday.

West Norfolk head coach Sarah Vanderloo is extremely proud of her four qualifying swimmers, remarking that “their continued success is a testament to their hard work and dedication to coaching and a shining example for young members of our club”.