Home Gala 9th July 2011

Faversham and Folkestone go head to head

Local swimming clubs bathed in sunshine at Faversham Swimming Club’s recent One Length Development Sprint Gala. Faversham entered no less than twenty four of its elite swimmers, who wowed the crowd with some impressive performances.

Two of Faversham’s swimmers were out to leave their mark on the opposition and pulled out all the stops as personal best times went tumbling. Fourteen year old Joanne Hawkins entered four individual races and broke her own personal best times in all events, she was rewarded with a 2nd and 3rd place win in two races. Whilst Blaine Ramsden’s blistering pace in his events earned him a total of two 1st placings. Blaine also collected four personal best times.

Faversham and Folkestone swimming club had their own dual in the pool throughout the gala with barely a few points between them. Both teams showed grit and determination , but however hard they tried neither team could pull ahead on points and the gala was declared a dead heat with Faversham and Folkestone sharing the winning podium.

Faversham’s swimmers scooping 1st place were the 9 yrs and under mixed freestyle relay team, the 11 yrs and under mixed freestyle relay team, the 11 yrs and under mixed medley relay team and the 18 yrs and under mixed medley relay team. Emily Holt girls 9 yrs freestyle, Oliver Nye boys 9 yrs freestyle, Richard Catton boys 10 yrs backstroke (Personal best time 30.86) and freestyle (PB 24.25), Joe Wall boys 10 yrs butterfly, Olivia Hawkins girls 11 years backstroke, Blaine Ramsden boys 11 yrs backstroke (PB 26.06) and freestyle (PB 23.84). Molly McKenna girls 11 yrs butterfly, Flora Westlake girls 11 yrs freestyle, Tom Pearce boys 18 yrs and under backstroke (PB 22.05) and breaststroke.

2nd place was awarded to the 12 yrs and under mixed freestyle relay team, the 18 yrs and under mixed freestyle relay team and the 12 x one length mixed freestyle squadron relay team. Ruby Scott girls 9 yrs butterfly, Harry McKenna boys 9 yrs butterfly, Joe Wall boys 10 yrs breaststroke, Flora Westlake girls 12 yrs and under breaststroke. Rebecca Crouch girls 12 yrs and under backstroke (PB 26.76), Poppy Cleary girls 12 yrs and under freestyle, Joanne Hawkins girls 15 yrs and under backstroke (PB 26.05) and Ben Collins boys 15 yrs and under butterfly (PB 26.42).

Third place winners were the 12 years and under mixed medley relay team, Poppy Boorman girls 10 yrs breaststroke (PB 35.75), Alice Searley girls 11 yrs breaststroke (PB 32.77), Joe Wall boys 11 yrs butterfly, Rebecca Crouch girls 12 yrs butterfly (PB 25.28), Ben Collins boys 15 yrs backstroke (PB 26.52). Lydia Scott girls 15 yrs breaststroke (PB 28.67) and 18 yrs freestyle, Joanne Hawkins girls 18 yrs and under backstroke (PB 26.07) and Scott Kendall boys 18 yrs freestyle (PB 19.28).

Other swimmers claiming personal best times were Richard Catton boys backstroke (28.95), Blaine Ramsden boys butterfly (29.29) and breaststroke (35.98), Marty Boorman boys breaststroke (29.62) and freestyle (24.27), Joanne Hawkins girls breaststroke (29.87) and freestyle (22.38).

Faversham Swimming club is a Club Mark Accredited Sports Club

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Faversham Swimming Club was established in 1965 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.



Purchasing Club Clothing

Club T-shirts, hoodies and swimming hats are available from Jane Scott. Catch her at the pool or contact her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Wear your club clothing loud and proud !

Water polo trunks are available directly from water polo shop - follow the link at the bottom of the water polo page!

Tattoo For Sale !

On sale now, the official Faversham Swimming Club temporary tattoo. Priced at 70p and available to all club members. Ideal for Gala's, Opens and everyday wear ! Purchase yours from Tim Boorman at the pool. See notice board for more details.

Land Training

Please note that, until further notice, we will not be hosting land training on a Monday evening. Please arrive for Squad training at 8.30pm.






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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.