|Dartford and Erith Open November 2013|
Myburgh Melts And Hawkins Hammers Club Records
Faversham Swimming Club made waves at the recent Dartford and Erith Open held at Crook Log Leisure Centre, Bexleyheath. Faversham entered nine of their elite swimmers including ten year old Tamzin Myburgh who smashed a hat trick of Faversham’s club records. Tamzin bagged bronze in the girls 50 metre backstroke, stopping the clock in a record breaking time of 40.38, her dynamic dash also earned her a new Kent qualifying time. She also grabbed bronze, and a club record, in the girls 100 metre backstroke in a time of 1.29.97. A further record and 5th place win was achieved in the girls 100 metre freestyle with a time of 1.24.48. Tamzin took another 5th place win in the 50 metre butterfly (41.89) and entered the 50 metre breaststroke (51.81) and 50 metre freestyle (38.94).
Thirteen year old Olivia Hawkins broke two further club records and received silver medals in the girls 50 metre backstroke (35.72) and 100 metre backstroke (1.17.45), she also took part in the 100 metre freestyle (1.13.43).
Marty Boorman won a bronze medal in the boys 15 years 50 metre freestyle (29.75), 4th in the boys 100 metre breaststroke (1.25.83), 5th in the 200 metre breaststroke (3.03.58) and entered the 100 metre freestyle (1.06.11). Rebecca crouch snatched silver in the girls fourteen years 200 metre backstroke (2.54.10) and silver in the 50 metre backstroke (36.81), bronze in the 100 metre freestyle (1.10.72) and 100 metre backstroke (1.21.13). Rebecca received a 6th place win in the 50 metre freestyle (32.32). Rebecca’s eleven year old sister, Nicola, entered the girls 50 metre breaststroke (47.82 ) and 50 metre freestyle (36.52), both times were personal best’s.
Molly Stemp took 4th place wins in the girls 12 years 50 metre breaststroke (43.78) and 200 metre breaststroke (3.30.09) and entered the 100 metre breaststroke (1.38.25). Ten year old Eva McIntyre claimed a 4th place win in the girls 100 metre butterfly (1.43.22), she also entered the 50 metre breaststroke (50.74), 100 metre individual medley (1.35.92) and 50 metre freestyle (38.92).
Eleven year old Emily Holt entered the girls 100 metre breaststroke (1.41.20), 100 metre freestyle (1.16.86) and 10 metre backstroke (1.28.93). Lauren Scott participated in the girls 12 years 100 metre individual medley (1.31.11), 50 metre freestyle (36.18) and 100 metre freestyle (1.19.02).
Faversham were up against stiff competition from clubs including Beckenham, Bethnal Green, Bexley, Bromley, Dartford, Dover, Maidstone, Orpington and Sevenoaks.
|Hythe Gala 28th May 2011|
|Written by Tim Boorman|
|Thursday, 02 February 2012 19:18|
Kendall collects gold treble
Faversham Swimming Club sent personal best times tumbling at the recent Hythe Development Gala held at Dover Leisure Centre.
Top class performances from three of the squads swimmers earned them speeding tickets ( or certificates of honour ) for exceeding the entry times as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association. Sam Harlow received his tickets for his speedy performances in the boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke in a personal best time of 48.18 and the 50 metre freestyle event with another personal best time of 40.88. Blaine Ramsden’s dash in the boys 11 years 50 metre backstroke and with a personal best time of 42.75 earned him a ticket. Whilst Richard Catton received his for the 10 years 50 metre breaststroke in a personal best time of 53.52.
Faversham held onto a very respectable 5th position in the final points table, despite being six swimmers short who had unavoidable commitments elsewhere.
Young Poppy Cleary was rewarded with the Tesco Gala Star trophy for her performances at the gala. Whilst it was suitably Sam Harlow who received the Tesco Gala Shield.
Faversham’s swimmers rewarded with first place were Olivia Hawkins in the girls 11 yrs 50 mtr backstroke, Flora Westlake girls 12 yrs and under 4 x 25 mtr individual medley ( Personal best time of 1.30.17 ), Molly McKenna girls 11 yrs and under 50 mtr butterfly (P.B.43.36 ), Rebecca Crouch girls 12 yrs and under 50 mtr backstroke, Poppy Cleary girls 12 yrs and under 50 metre freestyle ( P.B.35.64 ). Lydia Scott girls 15 yrs and under 50 metre breaststroke ( P.B.42.65 ) and 18 yrs and under 4 x 25 mtr individual medley ( P.B.1.22.55 ), Joanne Hawkins girls 15 yrs and under 50 mtr backstroke ( P.B.38.55 ), Scott Kendall boys 18 yrs and under 50 mtr backstroke ( P.B.34.30 ), butterfly ( P.B.32.80 ) and freestyle ( P.B.29.89 ).
Second place winners were the 11 yrs and under mixed 4 x 25 mtr individual medley relay team, Oliver Nye boys 9 yrs and under 50 mtr freestyle, Nicola Crouch girls 9 yrs and under 50 mtr breaststroke, Keeley Wrench girls 11 yrs and under 50 mtr freestyle ( P.B.39.08 ). Sam Harlow boys 11 yrs and under 50 mtr freestyle ( P.B.41.55 ), Poppy Cleary girls 12 yrs and under 50 mtr breaststroke ( P.B.48.16 ), Joanne Hawkins girls 15 yrs and under 50 mtr freestyle and Emily Westlake girls 18 yrs and under 50 mtr breaststroke.
Swimmers in third place were the 9 yrs and under mixed freestyle relay team, Emily Holt girls 9 yrs and under 50 mtr freestyle ( P.B.44.05 ), Oliver Nye boys 9 yrs and under 50 mtr butterfly and 10 yrs and under 4 x 25 mtr individual medley, Poppy Boorman girls 10 yrs and under 50 mtr breaststroke ( P.B.54.84 ). Blaine Ramsden boys 12 trs and under 50 mtr backstroke ( P.B.43.11 ), Keeley Wrench girls 11 yrs and under 50 mtr breaststroke ( P.B.50 59 ), Richard Catton boys 12 yrs and under 50 mtr freestyle, Rebecca Crouch girls 12 yrs and under 50 mtr butterfly. Joanne Hawkins girls 18 yrs and under 50 mtr backstroke ( P.B.38.58 ), Emily Westlake girls 18 yrs and under 50 mtr freestyle, Scott Kendall boys 18 yrs and under 4 x 25 mtr individual medley and 50 mtr breaststroke.
Other swimmers with personal best times were Nicola Crouch girls 4 x 25 mtr individual medley ( 1.51.61 ), Harry McKenna boys 50 mtr backstroke ( 52.42 ) and breaststroke ( 1.01.27 ), Dervla Murphy girls 50 mtr freestyle ( 46.06 ), Blaine Ramsden boys 50 mtr butterfly ( 52.08 ), 4 x 25 mtr individual medley ( 1.40.22 ) and 50 mtr backstroke ( 43.11 ) and Keeley Wrench girls 50 mtr breaststroke ( 50.59 ).
The final points table was 1st Black Lion with 242 points, 2nd place Hythe 240 points, 3rd place Dover 234 points, 4th Folkestone 218, 5th Faversham 214 and 6th Ashford 183 points.