White Cliffs Open 2013

Faversham's Finest March Home With Mass Of Medals

Faversham Swimming Club amassed a mountain of medals from the recent White Cliffs Open Meet held at Dover Leisure Centre.

Faversham’s team of elite swimmers produced some sensational swims during the event and met with unyielding competition from other local clubs including Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Hythe, Margate and Thanet Swim clubs.

Young Blaine Ramsden kept his throttle floored during his sprint in the boys 11/12 years 50 metre backstroke touching home in a time of 37.55 and collecting a well earned silver medal. Flora Westlake clocked up a new personal best of 41.42 and was awarded a silver medal for her dash in the girls 13/14 years 50 metre breaststroke, Molly Stemp scooped a silver in the girls 11/12 years 50 metre breaststroke stopping the clock in a personal best time of 44.10. Tamzin Myburgh was all smiles as she collected her silver medal for her performance in the girls 9/10 years 50 metre butterfly in a time of 45.79, she also grabbed a fourth place medal in the final of the 50 metre backstroke (46.54).

Eva McIntyre finished fourth in the final of the girls 9/10 years 50 metre breaststroke in 51.66, but there was more medals to come as she seized sixth place in the 50 metre butterfly (44.63). The Faversham Swimming Club 10 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed medley relay team, including Tamzin Myburgh, Kian Skinner, Eva McIntyre and Richard Ellis took fourth place in a time of 1.26.39. Fourth place also went to Rebecca Crouch for her sprint in the girls 13/14 years 50 metre freestyle in a personal best time of 31.62, Rebecca also collected a fifth place medal in the final of the 50 metre backstroke (37.42). Young Richard Ellis stood proud when presented with his fifth place win in the boys 9/10 years 50 metre butterfly (50.63).

Other swimmers who participated at the Open Meet in individual races were Alice Searley, Emily Holt, Joe Wall, Kian Skinner, Lauren Scott and Nicola Crouch. All swimmers returned home with new personal best times.

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