|Lydia Scott Grabs Gold For Invicta Water Polo Saturday 24th March|
Lydia Scott Scoops Gold
Faversham Swimming Club member Lydia Scott returned home triumphant after scooping gold with the Invicta ladies water polo team at the recent British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships held at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.
Thirteen year old Lydia scored a sensational goal in Invicta’s opening match against Manchester, helping her team to overcome the home side with an outstanding win of 15-2.
Invicta met Tyldesley in their second match and after a closely fought dual in the pool, Invicta were victorious in battle, finishing the match 6-4.
Invicta were out to impress the crowds as the team built up steam to face the City of Liverpool in their third and final match. Lydia’s grit and determination paid off, fighting for the ball and, positioning herself well in the field of play, challenged Liverpool’s keeper with some remarkable precision shots at goal. Lydia’s perfect play produced two goals for her during the match helping Invicta to a clear victory against Liverpool 8-2. Invicta grabbed gold on a goal difference of 21.
Lydia began playing water polo when Faversham Swimming Club commenced its Junior section of the popular sport in May 2009. She is also an elite swimmer within the club producing Kent times and taking part in many opens and gala’s throughout the year.
Paul Roberts, Faversham Swimming Club’s Junior Water Polo coach commented “ Lydia has progressed dramatically as a water polo player, she is always committed to the training, giving one hundred percent at every session, we are very proud of Lydia’s achievements “.
|Canterbury Open 2nd April 2011|
|Written by Tim Boorman|
|Thursday, 02 February 2012 19:30|
Swimmers make waves in Canterbury
Eight of Faversham’s elite swimmers made waves that rocked the oppositions boat at the recent Canterbury Open.
Deadly duo Rebecca Crouch and Tom Guthrie both sent two of Faversham’s records crashing, Rebecca’s astonishing performance in the girls 200 metre backstroke event stopped the clock at a record breaking time of 3.01.93. Whilst Tom Guthrie clipped two seconds off the current boys 200 metre breaststroke record, finishing in a time of 2.59.63.
Young swimmer Olivia Hawkins shed tears of joy after beating her own personal best times in the girls 50 metre freestyle and backstroke events. Olivia’s sensational backstroke performance earned her a well deserved silver medal position. Silver medal was also awarded to Lydia Scott in the girls 12 years 50 metre freestyle in a time of 32.19. She also claimed a well earned bronze medal in the 50 metre breaststroke (43.60).
Faversham’s elite eight were Joe Wall, Richard Catton, Olivia Hawkins, Flora Westlake, James Guthrie, Rebecca Crouch, Lydia Scott and Tom Guthrie.
Head Coach Sharon Wenn said “ This was a very high level Open, so to come away with two second places and two third places was very pleasing “.
Personal Best times were achieved by Joe Wall boys 50mtr breaststroke (51.53), Olivia Hawkins girls 50mtr freestyle (38.38) and 50mtr backstroke (42.29), Flora Westlake girls 50mtr breaststroke (43.90) and 200mtr breaststroke (3.30.39). James Guthrie boys 50mtr freestyle (33.68), backstroke (40.45) and 200mtr individual medley (3.06.57), Tom Guthrie boys 200mtr backstroke (2.43.35) and 200mtr freestyle (2.26.09).