Icebreaker 2nd/3rd January 2016

Max and Bella strike GOLD!


Eight of Faversham swimming clubs finest blew away the Christmas cobwebs when they swam last weekend at the annual Icebreaker meet at Canterbury. Max Fordyce was in fine form breaking club records in the boys 11 years 50m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke with a personal best time (P.B.) of 1.32.42 and the 200m Breaststroke. He also improved his Kent qualifying time in the 50m Freestyle   (33.08) and 100m Breaststroke event. Max came away with no less than SIX gold medal wins in his events, boys 10 years 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 50m and 100m Freestyle.

Bella Holt secured two gold medal wins, firstly in the girls 9 years 100m Breaststroke in a personal best time of 1.50.61 and secondly in the girls 9 years 100m Freestyle. Her fine performance in 100m Freestyle gained her an improved Kent consideration time and a club record with a p.b of 1.21.79. Bella’s sister Emily Holt was also in fine form achieving a p.b. of 37.62 for 50m Backstroke. A super silver medal was brought home by Molly Stemp in her 14 years 50m Breaststroke race.

Nathan Williams improved his Kent consideration time for 50m Butterfly, achieving a time of 36.07 (p.b.). This swim placed Nathan in 4th place for the boys 12 years 50m Butterfly race. He then continued his run of success by improving his 50m Freestyle consideration time with a p.b. of 31.45, securing another 4th place win. Nathan also finished in 5th position in the boys 12 years 100m Freestyle.

Amy Coupe stepped up her game to improve her Kent consideration time in 50m Backstroke (36.28). This gained Amy a 4th place win, she also achieved a p.b. for her performance in the 50m Freestyle (33.40). Kia Drake sprinted her way to an improved Kent consideration time of 32.26 (p.b.) for 50m Freestyle and Eva McIntyre also held her form competing in 50m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly.

Faversham swimmers were competing against other Kent clubs including Black Lion, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Hythe and Maidstone.

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