|Thanet Junior Open 8th February 2014|
Club Records Sent Tumbling Into The Sea At Thanet.....Crouch And Hawkins Take The Blame !
Faversham Swimming Club returned home with their heads held high from the recent Thanet Junior Development Open. Faversham’s finest smashed no less than three club records and continually broke personal best times throughout the tournament.
Thirteen year old Olivia Hawkins produced some sensational swims and received a hat trick of gold medals and one silver, all of Olivia’s wins were personal best times. She broke the Faversham Club record in the girls 13 years 50 metre backstroke, stopping the clock in a time of 35.12 and collecting a gold medal. Olivia’s second gold was awarded to her in the 100 metre individual medley with a time of 1.22.49 and she received a first place win in the 200 metre freestyle (2.34.33). Her silver medal was received after her dash in the 50 metre freestyle ( 32.65). Olivia also competed in the gruelling skins knockout competition, claiming a 6th place win.
Rebecca Crouch was on fine form, breaking two Club records including the girls 14 years 50 metre backstroke in a personal best time of 35.88 and collecting a second place win. Rebecca received a first place gold medal in the 50 metre freestyle in a time of 31.58, she broke the 200 metre freestyle Club record in a personal best time of 2.36.07 and picked up a silver medal. Rebecca also took 4th place wins with personal best times in the 100 metre individual medley (1.21.81) and 50 metre butterfly (37.98). She also competed in the skins competition and grabbed a well deserved 5th place win.
Eleven year old Emily Holt snatched silver in the girls 200 metre freestyle in a time of 2.44.54 and bagged bronze in the 50 metre butterfly with a time of 41.75. Emily had a 5th place win in the 50 metre freestyle (35.60), she was 6th in the 50 metre backstroke (41.78), 100 metre individual medley (1.30.10) and 50 metre breaststroke (47.68).
Molly Stemp grabbed gold in the girls 12 years 50 metre breaststroke in a time of 43.60 and took 5th place in the 50 metre backstroke with a personal best time of 42.24. Molly also competed in the 100 metre individual medley (1.35.51) and 50 metre freestyle (PB 37.18).
Ten year old Kia Drake was awarded bronze in the girls 50 metre freestyle in a personal best time of 36.40 and also took part in the 50 metre breaststroke (53.62). Adam Platt was placed 5th in the boys 50 metre breaststroke (PB 53.52). Nicola Crouch was 6th in the girls 11 years 200 metre freestyle (PB 2.58.05). She also competed in the 50 metre backstroke (PB 46.46), 50 metre freestyle (36.36) and 50 metre breaststroke (48.96). Also competing were Emily Ing in the girls 12 years 50 metre backstroke (PB 49.69), 100 metre individual medley (PB 1.44.71) and 50 metre freestyle (43.15). Louise Sharp girls 9 years 50 metre backstroke (PB 51.57) and 50 metre freestyle (PB 45.31). Niah Stemp girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle (PB 53.49), Samuel Hawkins boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke (PB 47.58), 50 metre freestyle (PB 40.91) and 50 metre breaststroke (1.02.15).
Faversham’s swimmers were competing against clubs including Ashford, Black Lion, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Hythe and Margate.
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