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Thanet Junior Open 8th February 2014

Club Records Sent Tumbling Into The Sea At Thanet.....Crouch And Hawkins Take The Blame !

Faversham Swimming Club returned home with their heads held high from the recent Thanet Junior Development Open. Faversham’s finest smashed no less than three club records and continually broke personal best times throughout the tournament.

Thirteen year old Olivia Hawkins produced some sensational swims and received a hat trick of gold medals and one silver, all of Olivia’s wins were personal best times. She broke the Faversham Club record in the girls 13 years 50 metre backstroke, stopping the clock in a time of 35.12 and collecting a gold medal. Olivia’s second gold was awarded to her in the 100 metre individual medley with a time of 1.22.49 and she received a first place win in the 200 metre freestyle (2.34.33). Her silver medal was received after her dash in the 50 metre freestyle ( 32.65). Olivia also competed in the gruelling skins knockout  competition, claiming a 6th place win.

Rebecca Crouch was on fine form, breaking two Club records including the girls 14 years 50 metre backstroke in a personal best time of 35.88 and collecting a second place win. Rebecca received a first place gold medal in the 50 metre freestyle in a time of 31.58, she broke the 200 metre freestyle Club record in a personal best time of 2.36.07 and picked up a silver medal. Rebecca also took 4th place wins with personal best times in the 100 metre individual medley (1.21.81) and 50 metre butterfly (37.98). She also competed in the skins competition and grabbed a well deserved 5th place win.

Eleven year old Emily Holt snatched silver in the girls 200 metre freestyle in a time of 2.44.54 and bagged bronze in the 50 metre butterfly with a time of 41.75. Emily had a 5th place win in the 50 metre freestyle (35.60), she was 6th in the 50 metre backstroke (41.78), 100 metre individual medley (1.30.10) and 50 metre breaststroke (47.68).

Molly Stemp grabbed gold in the girls 12 years 50 metre breaststroke in a time of 43.60 and took 5th place in the 50 metre backstroke with a personal best time of 42.24. Molly also competed in the 100 metre individual medley (1.35.51) and 50 metre freestyle (PB 37.18).

Ten year old Kia Drake was awarded bronze in the girls 50 metre freestyle in a personal best time of 36.40 and also took part in the 50 metre breaststroke (53.62). Adam Platt was placed 5th in the boys 50 metre breaststroke (PB 53.52). Nicola Crouch was 6th in the girls 11 years 200 metre freestyle (PB 2.58.05). She also competed in the 50 metre backstroke (PB 46.46), 50 metre freestyle (36.36) and 50 metre breaststroke (48.96). Also competing were Emily Ing in the girls 12 years 50 metre backstroke (PB 49.69), 100 metre individual medley (PB 1.44.71) and 50 metre freestyle (43.15). Louise Sharp girls 9 years 50 metre backstroke (PB 51.57) and 50 metre freestyle (PB 45.31). Niah Stemp girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle (PB 53.49), Samuel Hawkins boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke (PB 47.58), 50 metre freestyle (PB 40.91) and 50 metre breaststroke (1.02.15).

Faversham’s swimmers were competing against clubs including Ashford, Black Lion, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Hythe and Margate. 

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