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Sittingbourne Gala 21st May 2011

Swimmers settle for second at Sittingbourne

Faversham Swimming Club returned home with their heads held high after snatching a sensational second place at the recent Sittingbourne One Length Gala.

Determined performances from the young swimmers smashed a total of six club records. Faversham’s record breakers included Blaine Ramsden for his dynamic dash in the boys 11 years 25 metre backstroke in a time of 20.15 and also in the 25 metre freestyle race in 17.66. James Guthrie raced home in the boys 12 years 25 metre breaststroke in a time of 18.56, whilst older brother Tom broke the boys 14 years breaststroke record in a time of 17.37. Lydia Scott smashed her records in the girls 13 years 25 metre freestyle (15.35) and the 25 metre breaststroke (20.00).

Those swimmers scooping 1st place were the 12 x 25 metre breaststroke squadron relay team, Richard Catton boys 10 years 25 metre backstroke (Personal best time 22.25) and the boys 10 yrs freestyle, Blaine Ramsden boys 11 yrs backstroke (P.B.20.15), Flora Westlake girls 11 yrs breaststroke (P.B.21.04) and backstroke (P.B.20.84). Rebecca Crouch girls 12 yrs butterfly (P.B.18.87), Tom Guthrie boys 13 yrs freestyle (P.B.14.25), 13 yrs breaststroke (P.B.17.40) and 14 yrs breaststroke (P.B.17.37).

Second place was awarded to Joe Wall boys 10 yrs 25 metre butterfly (P.B.21.09) and breaststroke (P.B.23.92), Molly Stemp girls 10 yrs breaststroke (P.B.24.91), James Guthrie boys 12 yrs breaststroke (P.B.18.56), backstroke (P.B.20.47), butterfly (P.B.18.66) and freestyle (P.B.16.31). Lydia Scott ladies open breaststroke (P.B.20.00) and girls 13 yrs breaststroke, Tom Pearce mens open breaststroke, backstroke (P.B.16.22), freestyle (P.B.13.57) and butterfly (P.B.15.00).

Third place winners were Molly Stemp girls 10 yrs 25 metre backstroke, Lauren Scott girls 10 yrs butterfly, Molly McKenna girls 11 yrs freestyle, Blaine Ramsden boys 11 yrs freestyle (P.B.17.66), Flora Westlake girls 12 yrs breaststroke (P.B.21.43). Rebecca Crouch girls 12 yrs freestyle (P.B.16.07), Lydia Scott girls 13 yrs freestyle (P.B.15.35), ladies open freestyle (P.B.15.54) and girls 13 yrs backstroke. Francis Nye boys 13 yrs butterfly, Joanne Hawkins ladies open backstroke, 14 yrs backstroke and 14 yrs breaststroke (P.B.21.00), Jasmine Locke ladies open butterfly and the 12 x 25 mtr freestyle relay team.

Personal best times were also achieved by Lauren Scott in the girls 25 mtr freestyle (19.81), Blaine Ramsden boys 25 mtr breaststroke (25.56) and butterfly (21.00), Rebecca Crouch girls 25 mtr backstroke (19.84), Ben Collins boys 25 mtr freestyle (15.75), backstroke (18.72) and butterfly (16.88).

The events final placings were Beachfield in 1st place with 244 points, Faversham in 2nd place 215 points, 3rd place Sittingbourne A team 198, 4th Folkestone 196, 5th Sheerness 96 and 6th Sittingbourne B team on 66 points.

 

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Written by Tim Boorman   
Monday, 07 March 2011 17:44

Guthrie shatters record


Faversham Swimming Club’s swimmers were pushing boundaries and aiming high at the recent Sheerness Memorial Gala.

Squad members shattered personal best times and James Guthrie stood proud after breaking the clubs 12 year old boys 50 metre breaststroke record in a time of 40.95.

Young Joe Wall was smiling as he shattered four of his own personal best times, whilst Lauren Scott broke two of her own in the 25 metre butterfly and freestyle races.

The Tesco Gala Star was awarded to Alice Searley and the Tesco Gala Shield went to Joanne Hawkins, both girls produced some fantastic performances which helped Faversham to snatch a well deserved third place.

But the battle of the evening was fought by Margate and Folkestone and in a nail biting Gala Margate managed to clinch first place to win, just one point ahead of Folkestone.

Head Coach Sharon Wenn commented “ Taking third place was very pleasing as we were a few swimmers down and right up until 5pm we were unable to find enough swimmers for the relay team. However, a big thank you goes out to Emily Westlake and Tom Pearce for giving their evenings up as I know you had other plans. Well done to James Guthrie for breaking the 12 years 50 metre breaststroke Club Record “.

Swimmers awarded with first place were Joe Wall boys 9 yrs 25 mtr breaststroke (Personal best time of 25.22) and 25 mtr butterfly (P.B.21.42), Olivia Hawkins girls 10 yrs 25 mtr Butterfly and 25 mtr breaststroke. James Guthrie boys 12 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke, Rebecca Crouch girls 11 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B.34.86), backstroke and butterfly.

Second place winners were Molly Stemp girls 9 yrs 25 mtr breaststroke (P.B.25.48), James Guthrie boys 11 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke, Tom Pearce mens open 50 mtr butterfly (P.B.32.59) and 50 mtr breaststroke.

Those swimmers snatching third place were the 12 x 25 mtr breaststroke squadron relay team and the 12 x 25 mtr freestyle squadron relay team. Lauren Scott girls 9 yrs 25 mtr butterfly (P.B.24.72), Joe Wall boys 9 yrs 25 mtr backstroke (P.B.23.39) and 25 mtr freestyle (P.B.18.55). Alice Searley girls 10 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke (P.B.51.33), Lucy Burchell girls 11 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke (P.B.51.83) and Blaine Ramsden boys 10 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke (P.B.55.80). James Guthrie boys 12 yrs 50 mtyr freestyle, Joanne Hawkins girls 13 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke and ladies open 50 mtr backstroke, Marty Boorman boys 13 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke, Emily Westlake ladies open 50 mtr breaststroke and Tom Pearce mens open 50 mtr backstroke.

Other swimmers with personal best times were Lauren Scott girls 25 mtr freestyle (21.04), Lucy Burchell girls 50 mtr breaststroke (52.02), Blaine Ramsden boys 50 mtr butterfly (50.55), Jasmine Locke girls 50 mtr butterfly (39.45), Marty Boorman boys 50 mtr backstroke (44.86) and 50 mtr butterfly (44.05), Tom Pearce 50 mtr freestyle (28.88).

The Gala’s final points positions were 1st place Margate with 122 points, 2nd place Folkestone on 121 points, 3rd place Faversham with 99 points, 4th Beachfield 84, 5th Maidstone 70 and 6th Sheerness 43 points.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:44