On Sunday 17th July, Rachel and Charlotte Harris and family traveled to Whitlingham Great Broad in Norwich for the ASA East Region Open Water Championships.It was a beautiful day and so the water temperature was not too cold as no wet suits are allowed!

Charlotte was the first to swim in the Novice 800 metres event as she has never entered an open water competition before. She swam 12:35 achieving County Silver and Regional fifth in her age group.

Rachel swam the 1500 metres for the second year in a time of 24:02, achieving County forth and Regional 34th out of 60 for her age group. An amazing swim considering she is still injured.

They look forward to the event next year and would encourage anyone else thinking of giving it a go to do so as they both thoroughly enjoyed it despite only training once in the open water beforehand!