Hunstanton Sea Eagles becomes West Norfolk Swimming Club

Hunstanton Sea Eagles Swimming Club became the Hunstanton hub of the West Norfolk Swimming Club (WNSC) on May 1st benefiting its swimmers with top class coaching and competition.

The recent retirement of long term coach Jennifer Savage put the Hunstanton Sea Eagles in jeopardy however the future of competitive swimming in Hunstanton is now secure.

Hunstanton Sea Eagles swimmers have enjoyed a positive reputation within the Norfolk swimming community with success at county level and beyond. There has been competitive swimming in Hunstanton since the 1930s. The current club was formed in 2007 to provide a progression route for swimmers beyond lessons; on a pretty much voluntary basis by Jennifer.  Jennifer has not been one to seek recognition for herself but took delight in the successes of others and she will be missed. 

Members are now looking to the future and are excited by the prospects that being part of a larger successful club brings such as more competition, house championships and specialised training. 

Chair of Hunstanton Sea Eagles, Janet England said “the priority for the Committee was the continuation of high quality competitive swimming in Hunstanton for the 30 strong membership. We have children aged 8 to 16 of all abilities training up to 4 times a week, travelling from as far as Burnham Market and the Creakes to access this facility.”  

Whilst the new provision, based at the Oasis, will not suit everyone it does secure the future of competitive swimming and open up opportunities for the club to grow and for more swimmers to participate. 

The first indications are that swimmers are embracing the new regime and head coach Sarah Vanderloo is very pleased with their enthusiasm and commitment.

Dave Cleland, manager of the Oasis, added ‘the Alive Oasis is pleased to welcome the club as a permanent fixture within the pool programme; providing stability for swimmers and a great opportunity to progress their swimming with WNSC.’

Trials for potential new members will be held regularly at the Oasis with the first one being a ‘just turn up and try session’ at 6pm on Thursday 10th May. The Club is particularly interested in swimmers aged 7-10 years old who are able to swim at least 50m Frontcrawl and Backstroke and 25m Breastroke.

To find out more about WNSC go to www.westnorfolksc.co.uk