|Presentation Evening 2012|
Swimmer's Make A Fine Presentation
Faversham Swimming Club held their Annual Presentation Evening at the West Faversham Community Centre on Friday 19th October. Swimming members and their families took to their seats as the Club Chair Mrs. Rebecca Scott welcomed everyone to the evenings presentations. Mrs. Scott gave thanks to the clubs President Mrs. Sally Robertson for attending and presenting the swimmers with their awards. Mrs. Scott was appreciative of the hard work undertaken by the many volunteer coaches whom give up their time in teaching the swimmers to such a high level.
Certificates and trophies were presented to swimmers who participated in the Age Group Championships, held over a number of days during the month of May. The Championships incorporated the fast paced Skins Knockout event where super speedy Flora Westlake grabbed 1st place in the girls race, with Rebecca Crouch claiming 2nd place and Abbie Collins snatching 3rd place. In the boys race Tom Aylen’s dynamic dash clinched a gold medal position, whilst Ben Collins came home in 2nd place and Marty Boorman took 3rd place.
Club colours were awarded to swimmers who had presented Faversham Swimming Club at one or more Gala events during the past year. New Club colours for 2012 were awarded to Tamzin Myburgh, Eva McIntyre, Joseph Russell, Kian Skinner, Benjamin Wall, Jack Wimble Roberts, Jackalyn Sellens, Kia Drake and Richard Ellis.
New Water Polo colours for 2012 were presented to Robert Harvey, James Guthrie, Thomas Guthrie, Curtis Tilbury, Stephen Taylor, Horkan Nordren, Francis Nye, Marty Boorman, David Grimshaw, Luke Tutt, Jason Carter-Smith, Katherine Windsor, Jacqui Grimshaw, Lydia Scott, Kelly Gray and Toby Gomersall.
Faversham Swimming Club are very proud of the committed swimmers in their Synchronised Swimming Section, New comer Ella Jameson was all smiles as she was awarded the Beginners Shield for Synchronised Swimming, the Vinten Trophy was gratefully received by Nicole Collins for merit and endeavour in synchronised swimming throughout the year. The Vinten Shield was awarded to Megan Walton who had shown commitment, good attendance, team spirit and who had helped to enhance the sport of synchronised swimming throughout the club.
The Water Polo Junior Player of the Year winner was, for the second year running, Stephen Taylor who has shown remarkable dedication and commitment throughout the year. Andrew Kinch, again for the second year running, received the Water Polo most improved player of the year. Whilst George Layzell gratefully received the Water Polo Player of the Year. But the loudest cheer from the Water Polo section was received by Dave Suter who was very humble to receive Players player of the year trophy, as voted for by his fellow team members.
The Bulbeck Trophy was presented to the swimmer, aged 11 years and under, who had shown the most improvement and endeavour during the year and the 2012 winner was Harry McKenna.
Marty Boorman held his head high as he collected the Guy Gibb Trophy for the most improved swimmer of the year.
The girls Higgins Trophy was awarded to Ruby Scott who had gained the highest number of points (64) from all spheres of swimming within the clubs normal programme in the 11 years and under age group. Joint 2nd place winners were Emily Ing and Lauren Scott on 56 points, whilst Molly Stemp took 3rd place with 51 points. The boys Higgins Trophy winner was Joe Wall with 57 points, 2nd place was Kian Skinner with 56 points and Richard Catton received a 3rd place win with 49 points.
Marty Boorman walked tall as he received, for the second year running, the Swimmer’s Swimmer John’s Cab’s trophy as voted for by the Squad swimmer’s themselves. Whilst young Molly McKenna received her trophy to cheers and applause from her fellow swimmers.
The Neame Trophy is awarded to the club volunteer of the year, for services to the club throughout many years of service, this years top club person was Paul Roberts who has dedicated his time to bringing the Junior Water Polo section to such a high level.
The Swimquip Trophy was awarded to the club team with the most overall points. Team Dolphin were proud to receive the award for the 4th year running with many of its team members up on stage and raising the trophy to the cheers from the audience.
Special thanks went to the clubs Press Officer, Tim Boorman, for the designing and printing of the certificates. Miss. Faversham Swimming Club, Poppy Boorman, presented Club President Sally Robertson with a token of appreciation and thanked her for attending the evenings presentation.
The club held a raffle throughout the evening which raised £90.00, prizes were gratefully received from Faversham Tesco, Shepherd Neame Brewery, Leeds Castle and Faversham Pools.
|Sheerness Gala February 2011|
|Written by Tim Boorman|
|Monday, 07 March 2011 17:44|
Guthrie shatters record
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|