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Faversham Swimming Club made waves at the recent Black Lion Development Gala held at Medway Park, Gillingham. Young Max Fordyce had a sensational swim in the boys 10 years and under 50 metre butterfly race, smashing Faversham’s Club record with a time of 45.96 and earning himself a second place win in the event. Max also finished first in the boys 9 years and under 50 metre butterfly, stopping the clock in a time of 46.58.

Faversham Squad’s continuous motivation produced some further first place wins including Team Captain Marty Boorman in the boys 15 years and under 50 metre breaststroke in 38.91, Emily Holt girls 12 years and under 50 metre backstroke (42.61), Harry McKenna boys 11 years and under 50 metre butterfly (42.53) and 50 metre freestyle (37.02). Kia Drake girls 11 years and under 50 metre freestyle (39.23), Lauren Scott girls 12 years and under 50 metre freestyle (36.06), Richard Catton boys 12 years and under 50 metre backstroke (40.86), Samuel McKenna boys 9 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (54.99), the mixed breaststroke Squadron relay team and the 9 years and under mixed freestyle relay team.

Snatching second place were Ben Collins in the men’s 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke (34.43), Flora Westlake girls 15 years and under 50 metre freestyle (34.09), Jamie Spice boys 9 years and under 50 metre freestyle (41.05), Joanne Hawkins ladies 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke (36.91). Joe Wall boys 12 years and under 50 metre freestyle (35.42), Kia Drake girls 10 years and under 100 metre individual medley (1.42.45), Marty Boorman boys 15 years and under 50 metre backstroke (37.80) and Richard Ellis boys 10 years and under 50 metre backstroke (51.83).

Third place winners were Adam Platt in the boys 10 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (56.48), Emily Holt girls 12 years and under 50 metre butterfly (41.73), Flora Westlake ladies 18 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (42.51), Harry McKenna boys 12 years and under 50 metre butterfly (42.18), Joe Wall boys 12 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (48.93). Kia Drake girls 10 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (55.74), Lauren Scott girls 12 years and under 100 metre individual medley (1.30.25), Marty Boorman boys 15 years and under 50 metre butterfly (37.46), Ruby Scott girls 11 years and under 50 metre butterfly (44.80), the 18 years and under mixed freestyle relay team, the 12 years and under mixed freestyle relay team and the 9 years and under mixed medley relay team.

Faversham’s Squad members also included Chloe Bullard, Emily Ing, Holly Joiner, Kian Skinner, Lydia Scott, Molly McKenna, Nicola Crouch and Poppy Boorman.

The much sort after Tesco Gala Star was awarded to Louise Sharp for competing in her first away Gala. Whilst Harry McKenna collected the Tesco Gala Shield for his encouraging performances throughout the Development Gala.

Faversham were competing against Sittingbourne, Dover, Folkestone and Black Lion.

Sheerness Gala February 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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