|Dover Gala September 2011|
Swimmers caught speeding in Dover
Faversham Swimming Club held their heads high after scooping a well deserved third place at the recent Dover Development Gala.
Faversham’s swimmers smashed personal best times with seven of Faversham’s fastest being issued with speeding tickets. These badges of honour are awarded to swimmers who exceed the entry times as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association.
Young Joe Wall and Richard Catton had their throttles flat to the floor as they collected two speeding tickets each. Joe collected his for the boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke in a personal best time of 47.12 and the 50 metre butterfly in a time of 46.44. Whilst Richard was rewarded a ticket in the boys 10 years 100 metre individual medley in a personal best time of 1.44.37 and the 50 metre breaststroke in a time of 52.71.
Other speeders were Sam Harlow boys 11 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B. 38.95), Flora Westlake girls 12 yrs 100 metre individual medley (P.B.1.28.18), Lydia Scott girls 15 yrs and under 50 mtr breaststroke (P.B.41.93), Scott Kendall boys 18 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B.29.52) and Tom Pearce boys 18 yrs 100 mtr individual medley (P.B.1.13.41).
First place wins were awarded to Harry McKenna boys 10 yrs 50 mtr freestyle, Molly Stemp girls 10 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke, Alice Searley girls 11 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke (P.B.49.05), Molly McKenna girls 11 yrs 50 mtr backstroke, Sam Harlow boys 11 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B.46.24), Flora Westlake girls 12 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke. Lydia Scott girls 18 yrs 100 mtr individual medley (P.B.1.22.26) and 15 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B.38.81), Tom Pearce boys 18 yrs 50 mtr backstroke and 50 mtr butterfly and the 11 yrs mixed medley relay team.
Those scooping second place were Nicola Crouch girls 9 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke, Olivia Hawkins girls 11 yrs 50 mtr butterfly (P.B. 43.91), Keeley Wrench girls 11 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B. 38.96), Erica Sellens girls 12 yrs 50 mtr freestyle, Joanne Hawkins girls 18 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B. 37.95), Emily Westlake girls 18 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke. The 9 yrs mixed freestyle relay team, the 9 yrs mixed medley relay team, the 10 yrs mixed medley relay team, the 11 yrs mixed freestyle relay team, the 18 yrs mixed freestyle relay team and the 18 yrs mixed medley relay team.
Third place was awarded to Emily Holt girls 9 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B. 42.86), Harry McKenna boys 9 yrs 50 mtr freestyle and 50 mtr butterfly, Molly Stemp girls 10 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B. 51.06), Dervla Murphy girls 10 yrs 100 mtr individual medley, Olivia Hawkins girls 12 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B. 41.96). Rebecca Crouch girls 15 yrs 50 mtr freestyle, Blaine Ramsden boys 15 yrs 50 mtr backstroke, Scott Kendall boys 18 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke and the 12 yrs mixed medley relay team.
Other swimmers with personal best times were Ruby Scott girls 50 mtr butterfly (53.71), Dervla Murphy girls 50 mtr freestyle (44.33), Joe Wall boys 100 mtr individual medley (1.41.35), Sam Harlow boys 50 mtr backstroke (47.65) and Blaine Ramsden boys 50 mtr breaststroke (54.69).
Head Coach Sharon Wenn acknowledged the hard work put in by the swimmers and commented “ Well done to Faversham on your excellent third place at Dover. We had a number of swimmers missing, but still you fought hard to take third place. We missed out on four events due to the absent swimmers and many had to swim well above their age. We also gained nine speeding tickets which just shows how hard they all tried “.
The gala’s final points placing’s were 1st Dover with 264 points, 2nd Folkestone on 240.5 points, 3rd Faversham 223, 4th Hythe 217, 5th Black Lion 209 and 6th Ashford 136.5.
|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|