|Outdoor Championship July 2011|
Magical gold and silver for Smith twins
Faversham Swimming Club held their final part of their Annual Championships in the outdoor pool. The events spectators were treated to some impressive swims from the clubs determined youngsters.
Thirteen swimmers entered the girls gruelling 880 yard event. The twenty four length marathon was won by water wizard Jessica Smith who’s magic in the pool brought her home in a time of 10.54.00. Jessica also claimed a gold medal position in the twelve length 440 yard event in a time of 6.47.91. Twin sister Holly was close on her heels in both events as she snatched silver in the 880 yard event in a time of 11.08.34 and finished in a time of 6.51.17 in the 440 yard race.
The boys 880 yard event was won in spectacular fashion by elite swimmer Tom Aylen in a rip curling time of 10.27.50. Whilst young Tom Guthrie was awarded gold in the boys 440 yard event in a time of 6.45.53.
Deputy Mayor of Faversham Cllr. David Simmons presented the trophies, medals and certificates to the clubs swimmers and was full of admiration for the many swimming club members who took part in the annual championships.
Swimmers awarded with overall first place wins were Jessica Smith girls 110 yard breaststroke in a time of 1.32.28, Flora Westlake girls under 12’s 110 yard breastsrtoke (1.41.03), Olivia Holland girls 12 years and under one length B grade cup (27.75), Jessica Smith girls 110 yard freestyle (1.11.05),
Ella Jameson girls 10 years and under one length novice race (34.36), Amy Manning girls 12 years and under one length novice race (29.43), Kia Drake girls 8 years one length freestyle (35.88), Amy Manning girls two length Improver race (1.05.72), Rebecca Crouch girls 12 years and under 4 x one length individual medley (2.02.42), Jessica Smith girls 16 years and under 4 x two length individual medley (3.54.34), Lily Jarvis Keysell girls 110 yard backstroke (1.23.22), Rebecca Crouch girls 110 yard backstroke (1.29.30).
Tom Aylen boys 110 yard butterfly (1.03.25), Joe Wall boys under 12’s 110 yard butterfly (2.01.39), Joseph Russell boys 10 years and under one length novice race (30.59), Thomas Bennion boys 12 years and under one length novice race (27.88), Tom Aylen boys 110 yard backstroke (1.13.64), Blaine Ramsden boys under 12’s 110 yard backstroke (1.33.06), William Guthrie boys 8 years and under one length freestyle (34.34), Joseph Russell boys two length Improver race (1.10.95).
James Guthrie boys 12 years and under 4 x one length individual medley (2.01.20), Tom Guthrie boys 16 years and under 4 x two length individual medley (4.00.64), Tom Aylen boys 17 years and over 4 x two length individual medley (3.45.87), Tom Pearce boys 110 yard breaststroke (1.24.00), James Guthrie boys under 12’s 110 yard breaststroke (1.33.22), Joe Wall boys 12 years and under one length B grade cup (25.19), Tom Aylen boys 110 yard freestyle (58.25) and James Guthrie boys under 12’s 110 yard freestyle (1.15.75).
|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.
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