Swimability Meeting

The 15th Annual Swimability swimming meet took place on Saturday 29th April at the Waterlane Leisure Centre.
The event was organized by Suffolk County ASA and Lowestoft Lions club, who sponsored the medals, certificates and assisted with the set up and running of the event.
38 swimmers were entered with swimmers taking part in many events. Lowestoft Lions President Robin Smith said, “it’s a special night seeing so many swimmers take part and achieve.”
Competing swimmers were from Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Swimming Club, Beccles , Colchester Phoenix , Great Yarmouth Swimming Club , City of Norwich , Sentinel , Stowmarket and Team Ipswich.
Suffolk ASA President Sarah Elmer attended to assist the Lions present all the swimmers with medals and certificates. A special thanks went to Jill Walker the Suffolk ASA disability officer for organizing a superb swimming gala.

Nathan Pettit from Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Swimming Club won Best Male , Robert only took up swimming a year ago and his confidence , effort and recording better times won him his trophy

Robert Pettit

Gracie Forster

Gracie Forster swam in lots of events to prove taking part is to achieve , over the years Lions have seen Gracie achieve more each year and awarded her Best Female.

Ellie Challis from Colchester Phoenix won the Lions trophy for effort and enthusiasm , her smile would light the room up and her swimming was described by a fellow swimmer as stunning.

Ellie Challis

A final thank you went to all the swimmers for taking part , smiling and cheering each other on , there are winners of races but when you talk to the swimmers and see the disabilities they face every person who takes part is a winner.