White Oak Open 7th October 2012

Joseph Bags The Gold At Open

Faversham Swimming Club made waves at the recent White Oak Open held at Bexleyheath. Faversham entered no less than nine of their elite swimmers who achieved 9 top six placings. Including nine year old Joseph Russell who’s top performances earned him a gold medal in the boys 50 metre breaststroke in a personal best time of 47.67, smashing 9 seconds off his previous time. Joseph grabbed his second gold in the 50 metre freestyle in a further personal best time of 36.20.

A silver medal went to Ben Collins in the boys 15 years 100 metre backstroke with a personal best time of 1.15.92. Ben also collected a bronze medal in the 100 metre freestyle. Fourth place winners were Joanne Hawkins in the girls 15 years 100 metre breaststroke in a personal best time of 1.35.27, whilst Rebecca Crouch received her 4th place win in the girls 100 metre backstroke with a personal best time 1.22.00. Nine year old Richard Ellis seized5th place in the boys 50 metre freestyle in a time of 46.41. Joanne Hawkins picked up a further medal in the girls 15 years 100 metre backstroke claiming 6th place in a time of 1.21.29, whilst eleven year old Molly Stemp obtained her 6th place win in the girls 50 metre breaststroke in a personal best time of 46.28.

Other personal best times were achieved by Ben Collins mens open 50 metre butterfly (34.75), Ben Wall boys 9 years 50 metre butterfly (55.18), Eva McIntyre girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke (59.56) and 50 metre freestyle (43.82). Joanne Hawkins girls 15 years 100 metre freestyle (1.13.61), Molly Stemp womens open 50 metre breaststroke (47.33) and girls 11 years 50 metre freestyle (42.30), Olivia Hawkins girls 12 years 100 metre backstroke (1.24.84) and womens open 50 metre butterfly (42.06). Rebecca Crouch womens open 50 metre backstroke (38.21) and girls 13 years 100 metre freestyle (1.14.04) and Richard Ellis boys 9 years 50 metre breaststroke (58.09).

Faversham Swimming club is a Club Mark Accredited Sports Club

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Faversham Swimming Club was established in 1964 as a seasonal club at a time when the town had only an outdoor pool.

Faversham pools now benefits from both indoor and outdoor pools within one complex. The Club operates year round and provides activities covering a wide range of disciplines within the sport of swimming. Over 300 members from age 5 to 85 benefit from the Club.





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Indoor Age Group Championships Saturday 28th March- We will have cold drinks, cakes and crisps for sale. Donated cakes would be most welcome. Also, a photo will be taken of those swimmers competing, which will be sent along with a written report to the local press






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Faversham swimming club is run solely by volunteers, to teach children to swim and further develop their swimming ability for a minimum cost. We are in need of more volunteers, you could make a real difference. Please speak with Tim (Press Officer) to find out more about helping us.

East Invicta eXcel Performance Squad - exciting opportunities ahead for swimmers and coaches. More details can be found on the East Invicta website.


Saturday Early Birds

As you are aware, we train on a Saturday morning between 7.30am and 8.45am. Over the past few months we have noticed that the number of swimmers attending this session has dwindled. Please remember that attending training sessions is of up most importance, as the time you spend training will improve your ability and stamia. Those swimmers who attend regulary will notice that they are able to achieve personal best times frequently.

Club Records

The club records on the website have been updated, and should now be fully up to date. If you believe that you hold a club record that is not shown, please speak to Ruth or Peter Crouch.