|Basildon, Canterbury Christmas Open and Icebreaker|
Swimming Sensations Wreck Records At Basildon And Beyond !
Faversham Swimming Club members have been making waves at recent regional competitions. Faversham’s elite swimmers returned home with mountains of medals and sent club records tumbling.
Six members ventured north of the Thames to enter the Basildon and Phoenix Winter Long Course Open. Ten year old Eva McIntyre achieved her 50 metre butterfly Kent time and broke the club record in a personal best time of 40.17. Tamzin Myburgh collected an improved Kent time in the girls 10 years 50 metre butterfly in a time of 40 72. Other swimmers competing at the Open included Emily Holt, Molly Stemp, Nicola Crouch and Rebecca Crouch.
Faversham’s finest also competed in the Canterbury Christmas Open held at Kingsmead Leisure Centre. The swimming pools boilers had suffered severe flood damage which left the pool at lower than normal temperatures, however, swimmers turned up their own heat with some sensational swims. Club records, again, were broken by Tamzin Myburgh who was on fine form with a superb performance in the girls 10 years gruelling 200 metre individual medley, bagging a bronze medal with a time of 3.23.69. Tamzin also smashed the club record in the 200 metre freestyle, collecting a further bronze medal in a personal best time of 2.57.33. She completed her hat trick of bronze medals with a third place win in the 50 metre butterfly (41.32) and competed in a further four events. It was the turn of 11 year old Emily Holt to break the girls 200 metre freestyle record in a personal best time of 2.44.53.
Molly Stemp grabbed gold in the girls 12 years 50 metre breaststroke with a personal best time of 43.77. Whilst fourteen year old Flora Westlake snatched gold in the girls 200 metre breaststroke (3.19.76). Rebecca Crouch collected an avalanche of medals from the Open, taking silver in the girls 14 years 200 metre individual medley (3.13.34) and a triple bronze medal win in the 200 metre backstroke (3.03.81), 50 metre freestyle (32.18) and 50 metre backstroke (38.33). Thirteen year old Olivia Hawkins snatched silver in the girls 50 metre backstroke in a time of 36.41. Faversham’s other elite swimmers competing were Nicola Crouch, Samuel Hawkins and Eva McIntyre.
January’s Icebreaker competition, held at Canterbury, saw once again ten year old Tamzin Myburgh producing some remarkable performances. Tamzin smashed the girls 10/11 years 200 metre backstroke club record in a blistering personal best time of 3.08.45. She also claimed a new record in the 200 metre individual medley with a time of 3.21.15 and came away with personal best times in the 50 metre freestyle (36.90) and 200 metre freestyle (2.51.88). Eleven year old Emily Holt also competed at the event and produced a high standard of swimming in the girls 200 metre freestyle, finishing in a time of 2.45.12.
Faversham Swimming Club are looking forward to a packed year of competitions, anyone interested in joining the various sections of the club can contact the club by visiting favershamswimmingclub.org.
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