Dover White Cliffs Open June 2011

Blaine at his personal best 

Faversham Swimming Club were pushing boundaries and aiming high at the recent Dover White Cliffs Open Meet.

Young Blaine Ramsden had his throttle to the  floor throughout the competition as he scooped no less than four personal best times. Blaine’s blistering pace in the boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke gave him a well deserved speeding ticket. These ‘badges of honour‘ are given to swimmers who exceed the entry times as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association.

Ten year old Molly Stemp’s impressive swims at the Open earned her four personal best times. Her speedy swim in the 50 metre backstroke smashed ten seconds off her previous time. Whilst James Guthrie’s dashes in the individual medley and backstroke events broke two of Faversham’s club records.

James’s individual medley sprint gave him a gold medal position in a club record time of 1.21.17. Silver medal winners were Blaine Ramsden in the boys 10 years 50 metre freestyle (Personal best time 35.59) and James Guthrie boys 11 years 50 metre backstroke (39.22 club record). A bronze medal was won by Lydia Scott in the girls 13 years 50 metre breaststroke (PB 42.40), Flora Westlake was forth in the girls 11 years 50 metre breaststroke, fifth place winners were Joe Wall boys 10 years 50 metre butterfly (47.44) and Lily Jarvis Keysell girls 15 years 50 metre backstroke. Those swimmers awarded with sixth place were Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke, Blaine Ramsden boys 10 years 100 metre individual medley (PB 1.37.57) and Joanne Hawkins girls 14 years 50 metre breaststroke (PB 44.31).

Other swimmers with personal best times were Lauren Scott girls 100 metre individual medley (1.58.55) and 50 metre backstroke (52.90), Molly Stemp 50 metre freestyle (46.05), 50 metre backstroke (48.47), 50 metre breaststroke (52.94) and 100 metre individual medley (1.56.11). Joe Wall boys 100 metre individual medley (1.38.57), Richard Catton boys 100 metre individual medley (1.44.34) and 50 metre freestyle (37.77). Blaine Ramsden boys 50 metre freestyle (36.36). Jessica Hawkins girls 50 metre freestyle (41.66), Flora Westlake girls 100 metre individual medley (1.29.79), Rebecca Crouch girls 50 metre backstroke (40.70) and 50 metre freestyle (34.26), Jasmine Locke girls 50 metre backstroke (40.85) and 50 metre freestyle (37.19), Ben Collins boys 100 individual medley (1.24.30), 50 metre breaststroke (45.45) and 50 metre 50 metre butterfly (37.93).

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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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.