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Home Gala 11th July 2015

Drake Breaks Record And Fordyce Is Furnished With Another At Home Gala

Faversham Swimming Club enjoyed record breaking success at their recent July Home Development Gala.

Two of Faversham's finest swimmers smashed club records including Kia Drake who produced a sensational sprint in the girls 12 years and under one length butterfly, touching home in a new personal best time of 23.38. Kia's perfect performance also earned her a first place win. A new club record was also awarded to elite member Max Fordyce who sent the previous club record crashing with a remarkable third place win in the boys 12 years and under one length breaststroke eventĀ  in a new personal best time of 30.02.

Swimmers scooping first place wins were Bella Holt girls 9 years and under one length breaststroke (Personal best time 32.81) and Sophie Molton in the girls 11 years and under one length freestyle (PB 22.89.

Second place wins went to Ben Collins in the boys 18 years and under one length backstroke (22.13), Eva McIntyre girls 12 years and under one length freestyle (PB 22.78), Harrison Scott boys 11 years and under one length freestyle (PB 24.02), the 12 years and under mixed freestyle relay team (Eva, Samuel H, Mia, Kia) and the 12 years and under mixed medley relay team (Mia, Max F, Eva, Kia).

Third place wins were awarded to Ben Collins in the boys 18 years and under one length freestyle (PB 19.13) and one length breaststroke (PB 26.06). Max Fordyce boys 12 years and under one length butterfly (25.09), Mia Kirk girls 12 years and under one length backstroke (PB 28.27), Nathan Williams boys 15 years and under one length freestyle (PB 21.59), Olivia Hawkins girls 18 years and under one length breaststroke (PB 27.22), Poppy Boorman girls 15 years and under one length breaststroke (27.81), the 9 years and under mixed freestyle relay team (Bella, Edward, Joshua, Nina) and the 18 years and under mixed medley relay team (Olivia, Molly S, Ben, Rebecca).

Further swimmers claiming personal best times were Chloe Bullard, Eleisha Skinner, Emily Holt, Max Bushell, Molly Stemp, Nelly Murray, Niah Stemp, Patrick McIntyre, Samuel Hawkins and Sydney Greenwell Green.

Final points placings were 1st Folkestone 274, 2nd Ashford 255, 3rd Dover 228, 4th Black Lion 213, 5th Faversham 159, 6th Hythe 141.

Gala and Open Secretary Ruth Crouch acknowledged the swimmers hard work and commented 'Well done to Faversham for producing a remarkable twenty seven personal best times and breaking two further club records. Thank you also to our volunteers who ensured the event ran so smoothly. A special thank you and farewell to one of our senior swimmers, Ben Collins, who was competing at his final development gala with Faversham Swimming Club after many years of service'.

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