Synchro Championships Sunday 14th July 2013

Emily Ing Synchronises Her Wins At Championships 

Faversham Swimming Clubs Synchronised section held their annual summer championships outdoors recently with the spectators being treated to some exceptional performances from the dedicated synchronised members.

The evening began with the Beginners Under 11years category which was won by Eleisha Skinner on 46.70 points for her demonstration of an Oyster and a Tub and Back Tuck Somersault. Newcomer Jasmine Locke put on a fine performance in the Beginners Over 11 years winning the event with 50.60 points.

The Juniors competition involved a number of figures including a Front Tuck Somersault, Back Pike Somersault and Bent Knee Alternate. Emily Ing was on fine form, her perfect performance won the event with 54.10 points, Poppy Boorman was delighted with her figure work and scooped second place on 53.00 points, whilst young Dervla Murphy took third place on 52.00 points.

The spectators were treated to some truly delightful figures from the senior girls, who’s dedication to the sport paid off as they performed a Blossom and a Walkover Front and Kip. Abbie Collins dynamic display caught the judges eye and was rewarded a first place win with 55.00 points. Georgia Harlow also put on a fine exhibition, narrowly missing out on the number one position with 54.81 points, with Megan Walton taking third place with 53.08 points.

The girls returned after a short interval to carry out their Solo routines to popular music. The judges were treated to some beautiful displays from all the girls. However, it was young Emily Ing who, yet again, produced the winning combination to collect the Solo trophy with 87.70 points. Megan Walton captivated the crowd with her delectable performance, taking second place on 87.49 points. Poppy Boorman’s display both above and below the water earned her third place on 85.45, whilst  first time performer Jasmine Locke took fourth place with a commendable 82.75 points total.

The Duet competition saw dynamic duo Dervla Murphy and Emily Ing produce a remarkable collection of seamless moves within the water, their timing was impeccable and they were richly rewarded with first place on 115.20 points.

On completion of the competition the spectators were entertained by the Synchronised section display teams. Team Wenlock and Mandeville wowed the crowd with some exquisite dance moves and difficult technical configurations. Then it was the turn of team Pride, the girls were performing their routine to various James Bond theme tunes, where there devoted enthusiasm matched the music. Some very complex and elaborate moves were accomplished to the delight of the spectators.

The presentation of the trophies was undertaken by the President of the Swimming Club, Mrs. S. Robertson and Chairman Mr. S. Myburgh.

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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