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Records Dashed At Dartford, Maximum Speeding Ticket Obtained At Orpington And Kent Times Embraced At East Invicta

Faversham Swimming Club have been achieving continued success at recent competitions held throughout Kent. The Clubs swimmers motivation and hours of training have enabled them to consistently break club records and produce some remarkable personal best times.

During the recent Dartford District and Erith Meet Faversham returned home with a mountain of 19 medals. Fifteen year old Rebecca Crouch was on fine form after grabbing gold in the girls 50mtr backstroke in a time of 37.06 and a further gold followed in the 100mtr backstroke (1.21.17). Rebecca snatched silver in the girls 100mtr individual medley (1.22.75) and 50mtr butterfly (38.26). She bagged bronze in the 50mtr freestyle (32.00) and the 100mtr freestyle (1.11.64).Further medals were awarded to fourteen year old Olivia Hawkins who broke the club record, received a Kent time and a 1st place win in the girls 50mtr backstroke (P.B.33.77) and was 2nd in the 100mtr backstroke (P.B.1.13.96). Emily Ing took gold in the girls 13 yrs 100mtr butterfly (P.B.1.46.01). Max Fordyce smashed the club record and grabbed gold in the boys 9 yrs 50mtr breaststroke (P.B.48.21) and won gold in the 100mtr individual medley (1.35.33). He won silver in the 200mtr individual medley (3.24.71). Eva McIntyre bagged bronze in the girls 11 yrs 100mtr butterfly (1.33.85), Molly Stemp took bronze in the girls 13 yrs 50mtr breaststroke (42.92) and 200mtr breaststroke (3.24.87). Other swimmers competing were Lauren Scott and Nicola Crouch.

The Orpington Ojays Season Starter open saw further club records tumbling from Faversham's finest. Young Max Fordyce was furnished with four club records and gold medal wins. Including a speeding ticket for his sprint in the 200mtr Breaststroke Open race, stopping the clock in a record breaking and personal best time of 3.39.06 (speeding tickets, or badges of honour, are awarded to swimmers who exceed the entry time as specified by the amateur swimming association). Max's other gold performances were in the 50mtr freestyle (P.B. and Kent Time 37.29), 100mtr individual medley (Kent Time and P.B. 1.34.59) and 50mtr breaststroke (P.B.50.15). Molly Stemp took bronze in the girls 13 yrs 100mtr breaststroke (P.B.1.34.03), Flora Westlake snatched silver and broke the record in the girls 200mtr breaststroke Open (P.B. 3.14.21), club records were also broken by Olivia Hawkins girls 14 yrs 400mtr freestyle (P.B.5.18.68) and 200mtr individual medley (P.B. 3.00.10). Rebecca Crouch girls 15 yrs 400mtr freestyle (bronze medal and P.B.5.19.78) and 200mtr freestyle Open race (P.B.2.32.45).Further swimmers participating were Emily Holt, Eva McIntyre, Lauren Scott  and Nicola crouch.

The East Invicta Championships held at Canterbury saw Faversham swimming Club members again smashing countless club records and being richly rewarded with personal best times. Records were broken by Emily Holt in the girls 11/12 yrs 800mtr freestyle (P.B.11.37.61), Flora Westlake girls 13/14 yrs 200mtr breaststroke (P.B.3.12.70), James Guthrie boys 15 yrs and over 100mtr breaststroke (Kent Time and P.B.1.16.94, James claimed a 4th place win in the final of this event) and 50mtr breaststroke (Kent Time and P.B.34.46, James produced a 5th place win in the final of this event), Max Fordyce boys 9/10 yrs 200mtr individual medley (Kent Time and P.B.3.21.71), 50mtr breaststroke (P.B.49.20), 200mtr breaststroke (P.B.3.36.63) and 100mtr individual medley (P.B.1.32.13). Olivia Hawkins girls 13/14 yrs 800mtr freestyle (P.B.10.32.14) and Rebecca Crouch girls 15 yrs and over 800mtr freestyle (P.B.10.54.10). Further swimmers producing personal best times were the girls 11/12 yrs 200mtr freestyle team (2.22.64), the girls 11/12 yrs 200mtr medley team (2.44.76), Kia Drake girls 11/12 yrs 50mtr freestyle (35.90) and Molly Stemp girls 13/14 yrs 100mtr breaststroke (1.33.44).

Faversham Swimming Clubs Open and Gala Secretary Ruth Crouch recognized the hard work put in by the swimmers and commented "Congratulations to all our swimmers for such a great medal haul throughout the recent competitions. Despite the tough competition from the participating clubs we produced some fine performances with many records being broken and personal best times continually being beaten. Very well done to Max who's third place overall ranking in the boys nine year old age group at the East Invicta competition earned him a place at the East Invicta Olympic Training camp in January".

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