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Hythe Gala 25th May 2013

Guthrie's Just The Ticket At Gala

Faversham Swimming Club made waves at the recent Hythe Development Gala with some astonishing performances from Faversham’s finest, finishing the Gala in a much justified third place.

Thirteen year old James Guthrie shattered a club record in the boys 50 metre breaststroke race, stopping the clock in a time of 35.90. James’s sensational sprint also gained him a well deserved speeding ticket. These badges of honour are presented to swimmers who exceed the race entry time as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association.

First place wins were awarded to Kia Drake in the girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle, Eva McIntyre girls 10 years and under 4 x 25 metre individual medley and 50 metre freestyle, Ruby Scott girls 10 years and under 50 metre backstroke, Joseph Russell boys 12 years and under 4 x 25 metre individual medley, Olivia Hawkins girls 15 years and under 50 metre backstroke. Blaine Ramsden boys 15 years and under 50 metre backstroke, Rebecca Crouch girls 18 years and under 50 metre freestyle, James Guthrie boys 18 years and under 50 metre breaststroke, Tom Guthrie boys 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke and 4 x 25 metre individual medley.

Swimmers snatching second place were the 10 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed medley relay team, the 15 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed medley relay team and the 15 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed freestyle relay team. Samuel Hawkins boys 9 years 50 metre backstroke, Emily Holt girls 11 years and under 50 metre freestyle, Oliver Nye boys 11 years and under 50 metre freestyle, Molly Stemp girls 12 years and under 50 metre breaststroke, Harry McKenna boys 11 years and under 50 metre breaststroke and 5o metre freestyle, Flora Westlake girls 18 years and under 50 metre breaststroke and Lydia Scott girls 18 years and under 4 x 25 metre individual medley.

Third place victors were the 11 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed medley relay team, Jamie Spice boys 9 years and under 50 metre freestyle, Eva McIntyre girls 11 years 50 metre butterfly, Jack Wimble Roberts boys 10 years and under 50 metre backstroke, Emily Holt girls 11 years and under 50 metre backstroke, Nicola Crouch girls 12 years and under 50 metre freestyle, Joseph Russell boys 12 years and under 50 metre butterfly. Blaine Ramsden boys 12 years 50 metre breaststroke, Flora Westlake girls 15 years and under 50 metre breaststroke, Molly McKenna girls 18 years and under 50 metre butterfly, Rebecca Crouch girls 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke and Ben Collins boys 18 years and under 50 metre freestyle.

Further swimmers competing from Faversham were Niah Stemp, Richard Ellis and Emily Ing.

The final points placings were first place Folkestone with 245 points, second place Black Lion on 242 points, third Faversham with 231 points, 4th Dover 224, 5th Hythe 197 and 6th Ashford 188 points.

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