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Ben Bags A Bundle Of Medals As Excited Eva Exterminates A Record At Ojay Open

Faversham Swimming Club returned home furnished with medals from the recent Orpington Ojays Open held at the Medway Park Leisure Centre, Gillingham.
Sixteen year old elite swimmer Ben Collins wowed the crowd with some sensational swims, scooping no less than four medal wins. Ben’s astonishing performances continually produced personal best times. He snatched silver in the 16 years 100 metre backstroke in a personal best time of 1.13.46, he bagged bronze in the mens open 200 metre backstroke with another personal best time, stopping the clock with a time of 2.46.14. He gained fourth place in the 100 metre butterfly and took sixth place in the 100 metre freestyle (PB 1.06.10).
Ten year old Eva McIntyre held her head high after smashing Faversham’s club record in the girls 50 metre butterfly, touching home in a time of 41.82 and claiming a fifth place win. Eva also competed in the 100 metre individual medley with a personal best time of 1.35.30. A personal best time of 38.84 was also achieved in the 50 metre freestyle.
Fourteen year old Rebecca Crouch had an outstanding Open after receiving a fourth place win in the girls 100 metre backstroke (PB 1.20.05) and took fifth place in the 100 metre freestyle (PB 1.08.93), she also competed in the ladies open 200 metre backstroke.
Further swimmers who participated at the Open were eleven year old Emily Holt who competed in the 100 metre individual medley (PB 1.29.90), 50 metre breaststroke (PB 46.43), 50 metre backstroke (PB 42.81) and 50 metre freestyle (PB 35.68). Lauren Scott took part in the girls eleven years 100 metre individual medley, 50 metre butterfly and 50 metre freestyle. Molly Stemp entered the girls twelve years 100 metre backstroke (PB 1.33.69) and 100 metre breaststroke.
Nicola Crouch competed in the girls eleven years 100metre individual medley (PB 1.37.16), 50 metre breaststroke, 50 metre butterfly (PB 45.72), 50 metre backstroke (PB 47.15) and 50 metre freestyle. Olivia Hawkins swam in the ladies open 200 metre backstroke (PB 2.56.11) and 200 metre freestyle (PB 2.40.84). Samuel Hawkins entered the boys ten years 50 metre backstroke (PB 48.65) and 50 metre freestyle. Tamzin Myburgh took part in the girls ten years 100 metre individual medley, 50 metre breaststroke (PB 51.98), 50 metre Butterfly, 50 metre backstroke (PB 43.38) and 50 metre freestyle (PB 38.76).
Other clubs competing at the Open included Maidstone, Margate, Beachfield, Sevenoaks, Bromley, Petts Wood, Edenbridge and Beckenham.

 

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