|Ashford Development Gala 31st March 2012|
Ramsden and McKenna Pulverize PB's
Faversham Swimming Club returned home from the recent Ashford Development Gala held at Dover with their heads held high.
Faversham’s swimmers secured no less than fifteen personal best times. Young Blaine Ramsden smashed his personal best time by six seconds as he powered his way through the boys 12 years 100 metre individual medley, stopping the clock at 1.33.83, this dynamic dash earned him a well deserved 2nd place.
Whilst Harry McKenna’s blistering pace in the boys 10 years 50 metre backstoke ensured that Harry snatched 1st place and a new personal best of 48.56, knocking nearly four seconds off his previous time.
The Tesco sponsored awards of the Gala were awarded to Lauren Scott and Emily Holt for their impressive swims throughout the competition.
Faversham’s squad swimmers rewarded with 1st place were Molly McKenna in the girls 12 years 50 metre butterfly (Personal best time of 41.79) and 100 metre individual medley, Molly’s Brother Harry in the boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke (P.B.48.56) and 50 metre freestyle. Flora Westlake girls 15 years 50 metre breaststroke, Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke, Ben Collins boys 15 years 50 metre freestyle and the 12 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed medley relay team.
2nd place was awarded to the 12 x 25 metre breaststroke squadron relay team, Poppy Boorman girls 11 years 25 metre breaststroke, Lauren Scott girls 10 years 25 metre backstroke (P.B.50.15), the 11 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed freestyle relay team, Richard Catton boys 12 years 50 metre freestyle and 11 years 50 metre butterfly. Rebecca Crouch girls 15 years 50 metre backstroke and 18 years and under 50 metre freestyle, Blaine Ramsden boys 12 years 100 metre individual medley (P.B.1.33.83), Jasmine Locke girls 15 years 50 metre butterfly, the 11 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed medley relay team and Abbie Collins girls 15 years 50 metre freestyle.
3rd place winners were Rebecca Crouch in the ladies 18 years 50 metre backstroke (P.B.39.74), Richard Catton boys 11 years 50 metre breaststroke, Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B.40.68), Oliver Nye boys 9 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B.41.79), Marty Boorman boys 15 years 50 metre breaststroke, Molly Stemp girls 10 years 100 metre individual medley, Harry McKenna boys 10 years 50 metre butterfly and Francis Nye boys 15 years 50 metre backstroke. The 12 years 4 x 25 metre mixed freestyle relay team, Georgia Collins girls 11 years 50 metre butterfly, Alice Searley girls 12 years 50 metre breaststroke (P.B.48.50), the 15 years 4 x 25 metre mixed freestyle relay team, Emily Holt girls 11 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B.40.38), Harry McKenna boys 11 years 50 metre freestyle and 10 years 50 metre breaststroke.
Other swimmers achieving personal best times were Nicola Crouch girls 50 metre backstroke (52.08), Emily Holt girls 50 metre freestyle (40.38), Emily Ing girls 50 metre breaststroke (1.01.81), Harry McKenna boys 50 metre backstroke 48.56), Blaine Ramsden boys 50 metre butterfly (50.65) and 50 metre breaststroke (51.77), Keeley Wrench girls 50 metre freestyle (37.91) and Marty Boorman boys 50 metre freestyle (33.60).
The Development Gala was won by Dover on 260 points, 2nd place was Folkestone with 240 points, 3rd place Margate 227 points, 4th place Faversham 223 points, 5th place Ashford 213 and 6th place Hythe on 159 points.