|Canterbury Open 27th April 2013|
Medals Mount Up at Canterbury Open
Faversham Swimming Club returned home with a mountain of medals from the recent Canterbury Medley Madness Open Gala held at Kingsmead Leisure Centre.
Faversham entered no less than ten of their elite swimmers who produced some remarkable performances as personal best times went tumbling, twelve year old Olivia Hawkins smashed the Faversham Swimming Club record in the 100 metre backstroke, her blistering pace stopping the clock in a time of 1.19.21.
Gold medals were awarded to 9 year old Tamzin Myburgh in the girls 50 metre butterfly with a personal best time of 45.67, Molly Stemp girls 11 years 50 metre breaststroke (P.B. 44.95), Flora Westlake girls 13 years 50 metre breaststroke (42.60). Fourteen year old Rebecca Crouch scooped a hat trick of gold medals in the 100 metre backstroke (P.B. 1.20.44), 50 metre freestyle (P.B. 31.83) and 50 metre backstroke (37.82). Blaine Ramsden snatched gold in the boys 12 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B. 33.19) and 100 metre individual medley (P.B. 1.30.59).
Silver medal winners were Eva McIntyre girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B. 39.30), Tamzin Myburgh girls 9 years 100 metre individual medley (1.37.94), Molly Stemp girls 11 years 100 metre breaststroke (P.B. 1.39.97), Joseph Russell boys 10 years 50 metre butterfly (43.21) and Blaine Ramsden boys 50 metre backstroke (38.39).
Swimmers winning bronze were Eva McIntyre girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke (P.B. 51.58), 50 metre backstroke (P.B. 49.01) and 100 metre individual medley (1.41.56). Blaine Ramsden boys 12 years 100 metre backstroke (1.22.46).
Fourth place wins were awarded to Nicola Crouch in the girls 10 years 50 metre breaststroke (50.31), 50 metre butterfly (46.25) and 100 metre individual medley (P.B. 1.38.54). Flora Westlake girls 13 years 50 metre butterfly (38.45) and 100 metre breaststroke (1.33.48). Rebecca Crouch girls 14 years 100 metre individual medley (1.23.02) and Blaine Ramsden boys 12 years 100 metre freestyle (1.15.36).
Swimmers claiming 5th place were Tamzin Myburgh in the girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B. 41.09) and Nicola Crouch girls 10 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B. 37.34).
Sixth place winners were Tamzin Myburgh in the girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke (P.B. 55.78) and Emily Holt girls 50 metre breaststroke (P.B. 48.74).
Faversham competed against clubs from across Kent and London including Windsor, Bromley, Bishops Stortford, Beckenham, Sevenoaks, Margate, Canterbury, Folkestone and Herne Bay.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How is a swimmer selected for a gala?
Sharon Wenn our head coach selects swimmers for galas on the basis of ability, correct stroke, style, speed and commitment to training and age.
2. How do I buy Club clothing for my child?
3. I have a complaint and would like to talk to someone about it?
If you are unhappy about something that happens at the club or you have any concerns, please speak to any coach/teacher or committee member informally and they will try to resolve the issue. If you wish to take the matter further or want it dealt with more formally from the beginning, please contact the Club Secretary whose contact details can be found on the club notice board.
4. I would like to help out occasionally but don’t want to over commit, how can I help?
There are always plenty of small things that need doing so please let us know if you can help in any way. The clubs survival is based on lots of lovely volunteers!
5. My child has been told she/he should enter an Open. What is this and what do I do?
This is a swimming event open to all abilities from the age of nine upwards for which entry fees apply. A list is put on the notice board inviting squad swimmers to put his/her name against a race s/he wishes to enter. You will then be told how much money you need to pay to cover entry fees. Please ask Sharon Wenn if you need to know more details.
Make sure your child is ASA Category 2. Forms are available from Colette Aylen.
6. Why does Squad swimming training take place so late in the day?
Due to the high demand of Faversham Swimming pool we are unable to get earlier training times for the squad.
7. I like coming to training but I am not really interested in attending galas as I have other things I want to do at the weekends?
We understand swimmers have other commitments during the weekends, but please try and make every effort to attend galas so that we can put our best team forward and achieve good results which in turn boosts the whole club morale.
Alternatively if you don’t want to do galas you may be better suited to swimming as an Improver with a specific training programme. This enables Squad time to be kept for those swimmers that do want to compete.
8. I have been training with squad but I haven’t been selected for a club gala yet?
This could be because there are a number of other children in your age group who are faster than you, or some of your strokes may be illegal and therefore likely you could be disqualified in a race. Lastly, perhaps you have not seemed as committed as other swimmers during training.
Remember to always listen and do as you are asked in training in order to achieve the best results.
ALWAYS CHECK THE NOTICE BOARD FOR MORE DETAILS