Seventh heaven for West Norfolk Swimming Club sensation

Swimming star Nathan Wells bagged almost 90pc of his club's medal haul during a thrilling display at the East Region Winter Championships.

The 15-year-old, a student at King's Lynn's Springwood High School, has had a tough time fitting in 11 hours of training a week on top of his GCSE commitments. But his hard work paid off when he bagged four golds and silvers at the event in Norwich.

Over the two days of competition he swam in 12 events, covering 3,330m worth of races, and made four finals. They added a further 550m to his staggering distance.

Wells was the dominant force in the junior backstroke winning the 50m, 100m, and 200m categories. He also triumphed in the 200m individual medley (IM). Those victories were added to by second places in the 400m and 1,500m freestyle and a runner-up finish in the 400m IM.

The teenager's phenomenal haul helped bring West Norfolk Swimming Club into fourth place in the overall medals table. Abbie Whiting's bronze in the 100m freestyle was the outfit's only other medal at the event - which was won by Ipswich.

UEA Norwich came second and Hatfield third.

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