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Home Development Gala Saturday 13th July 2013

Swimmers Turn Up the Heat At Home Gala  

Faversham Swimming Club hosted their annual one length home development gala with the visiting teams competing outdoors in the summer sunshine.

Faversham’s Squad of elite swimmers produced some sensational swims and bagged a total of fifteen first place wins. Including Flora Westlake in the girls 15 years  and under breaststroke in a time of 27.30, Marty Boorman boys 15 years and under breaststroke (25.48), Tamzin Myburgh girls 9 years and under breaststroke (34.59), Max Fordyce boys 9 years and under (37.11), Blaine Ramsden boys 12 years and under freestyle (21.02), Rebecca Crouch girls 15 years and under backstroke (24.81). Lydia Scott girls 18 years and under freestyle (20.83), Poppy Boorman girls 12 years and under breaststroke (29.28), Eva McIntyre girls 10 years and under freestyle (24.81) and Joseph Russell boys 11 years and under freestyle (22.33).

Faversham’s resolute relay teams were also on fine form as they also snatched first place in the 9 years and under mixed freestyle relay, 9 years and under mixed medley relay, 10 years and under mixed medley relay, 11 years and under mixed medley relay and 12 years and under mixed medley relay.

Swimmers seizing second place were Nicola Crouch girls 11 years and under breaststroke (30.74), Kia Drake girls 9 years and under freestyle (25.42), William Guthrie boys 9 years and under freestyle (27.63), Ruby Scott girls 10 years and under butterfly (27.89), Harry McKenna boys 11 years and under butterfly (26.61). Tamzin Myburgh girls 9 years and under backstroke (27.77), Samuel Hawkins boys 9 years and under backstroke (31.63), Emily Holt girls 11 years and under freestyle (24.44), Jamie Spice boys 9 years and under butterfly (35.74), the 10 years and under mixed freestyle relay team, 11 years and under mixed freestyle relay team, 15 years and under mixed medley relay team the Squadron freestyle relay team.

Third place winners were Ben Collins boys 18 years and under backstroke (22.65) and freestyle (19.72), Joseph Russell boys 12 years and under butterfly (26.17) and breaststroke (29.29), Ruby Scott girls 10 years backstroke (30.02), Emily Holt girls 11 years and under backstroke (29.48), Lauren Scott girls 12 years and under freestyle (22.98) and 11 years and under butterfly (27.12). Blaine Ramsden boys 15 years and under backstroke (24.83), Molly McKenna girls 15 years and under freestyle (22.48) and butterfly (24.90), Lydia Scott girls 18 years and under breaststroke (27.58), Eva McIntyre girls 10 years and under breaststroke (33.36), Marty Boorman boys 15 years and under freestyle (19.56), the 15 years and under mixed freestyle relay team, the 18 years and under mixed freestyle relay team and the 18 years and under mixed medley relay team.

 

 


The development gala was supported by JB Garage Doors of Maidstone with Faversham Tesco contributing a food hamper for the raffle which raised £102. At the conclusion of the gala the Tesco Gala Star award was presented to 9 year old Holly Joiner for her outstanding performance at her first gala, whilst the Tesco Gala Shield was received by Lydia Scott for her continuous team spirit and motivation.

Dover Swimming Club staged some staggering swims to win the gala with 281 points, Faversham finished second with 269 points, close on their heels were Black Lion in third place on 266 points, fourth place was Folkestone 196 points, 5th place Hythe 143 points and 6th place Ashford 117 points.

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