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Faversham Swimming Club members collected a mountain of medals from the recent Dartford and Erith Halloween Open held at Crook Log Leisure Centre, Bexleyheath.

Two of Faversham's finest swimmers broke club records including Amy Coupe who smashed the record in the girls 12 years 50 metre backstroke, her sensational sprint earned her a 5th place win stopping the clock in a personal best and Kent consideration time of 38.19. Faversham's other record breaker was elite swimmer Olivia Hawkins who grabbed a gold medal for her record breaking win in the girls 15 years 400 metre individual medley, touching home in a personal best and Kent consideration time of 5.46.87.

Rebecca Crouch collected a double medal win for her performances at the Open, including a gold medal win in the girls 16 years 50 metre backstroke with a time of 36.78, Rebecca also seized a silver medal in the 100 metre freestyle. A further gold medal was rewarded to fourteen year old Molly Stemp for her dynamic dash in the girls 50 metre breaststroke in a time of 41.32. Lauren Scott bagged a bronze medal in the girls 14 years 100 metre individual medley with a time of 1.26.24.

Twelve year old Kia Drake was awarded a 4th place medal in the girls 50 metre freestyle in a new personal best time of 32.82. Amy Coupe took a 5th place medal in the girls 12 years 100 metre backstroke beating her previous time by a remarkable five seconds, finishing in 1.24.04. Whilst Lauren Scott received a medal for her 6th place win in the girls 14 years 50 metre freestyle. Ten year old Joshua Wilkins was also producing some super sprints in the 100 metre freestyle, 50 metre breaststroke and 50 metre freestyle.

Faversham Swimming Club was up against some stiff competition from the other clubs competing including Andover, Bethnal Green, Bromley, Edenbridge, Orpington, Bexley, Canterbury, Croydon Beckenham and Dulwich.

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