|White Oak Open 9th October 2011|
Ben beats his best
Faversham Swimming Club wowed the crowd at the recent White Oak Open Meet at the Medway Park Sports Centre in Gillingham.
Sixteen of Faversham’s finest swimmers entered the Open, returning home with their heads held high.
The young swimmers scooped no less than nineteen personal best times. Fourteen year old Ben Collins ripped 4.5 seconds off his record time in the boys 100 metre backstroke in a time of 1.20.11.
Whilst thirteen year old Marty Boorman smashed 3.5 seconds off his fastest time in the 100 metre individual medley finishing on 1.26.21 and again in the 100 metre breaststroke race, stopping the clock at 1.34.71.
Faversham’s swimmers rewarded with 2nd place were Joe wall in the boys 10 years 50 metre breaststroke (Personal best time of 49.97), Blaine Ramsden boys 11 years 50 metre backstroke and 50 metre freestyle (P.B.33.37).
Those snatching third place were Joe Wall boys 10 years 50 metre butterfly and 50 metre freestyle, Flora Westlake girls 11 years 50 metre breaststroke.
Swimmers claiming 4th place were Marty Boorman boys 13 years 100 metre breaststroke (P.B.1.34.71) and Rebecca Crouch girls 12 years 100 metre butterfly.
5th place winners were Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke, Molly McKenna girls 11 years 50 metre butterfly (P.B.42.60), Olivia Hawkins girls 11 years 50 metre backstroke (P.B.40.63), Rebecca Crouch girls 12 years 100 metre butterfly and Ben Collins boys 14 years 100 metre backstroke (P.B.1.20.11).
Swimmers receiving 6th place wins were Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle, Joe Wall boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke, Alice Searley girls 11 years 50 metre backstroke, Flora Westlake girls 11 years 50 metre butterfly (P.B.42.60) and 50 metre backstroke. Marty Boorman boys 13 years 100 metre freestyle (P.B.1.19.00).
Faversham’s other swimmers with personal best times were Olivia Hawkins girls 50 metre butterfly (43.30), Molly McKenna girls 50 metre freestyle (37.20), Keeley Wrench girls 50 metre backstroke (45.57) and 50 metre breaststroke (50.77), Poppy Boorman girls 50 metre breaststroke (53.70). Alice Searley girls 50 metre freestyle (38.78), Nadine Davis girls 100 metre breaststroke (1.48.05) and 100 metre freestyle (1.22.00), Marty Boorman boys 100 metre individual medley (1.26.21), Ben Collins boys 50 metre breaststroke (42.41) and 50 metre freestyle (31.44).
Club’s participating in the Open Meet were Black Lion, Dartford District, Eltham Stingers, Faversham, Folkestone, Orpington Ojay’s, Sevenoaks and White Oak.