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Faversham Furnished With Marvellous Mountain Of Medals At Basildon Bash

Faversham Swimming Club sent records crashing at the recent Basildon and Phoenix Open. Seven of Faversham's finest elite members produced some sensational swims, bringing home a mountain of medals.

Nine year old Max Fordyce was furnished with a hat trick of medals and smashed the club record in the daunting 200 metre breaststroke. Max stopped the clock in a blistering 3.50.45, earning him a silver medal win. He bagged bronze medals in the 50 metre butterfly with a time of 42.79 and 50 metre breaststroke, finishing in 52.15.
Rebecca Crouch's astonishing performance in the gruelling 15 years and over 400 metre freestyle produced a new club record, setting the bar high with a time of 5.31.35 and claiming a 5th place win in the final. Rebecca also took a 6th place win in the final of the 100 metre backstroke with a time of 1.23.70.

Eleven year old Tamzin Myburgh shed tears of joy after scooping a total of four club records. Tamzin's continuous motivation in the sport and hours of training each week paid off as she produced personal best times with each record broken. She claimed a new club record in the intimidating 400 metre individual medley and touched home in a 5th place winning time of 6.36.16. A further new club record materialized in the form of the 400 metre freestyle in a breath taking time of 5.53.84.Tamzin also broke two further existing club records in the 100 metre backstroke(1.28.71) and 200 metre individual medley(3.13.19).

Fourteen year old Olivia Hawkins was bathed in gold medal glory after her win in the final of the 50 metre backstroke, stopping the clock in a time of 35.80. Olivia also received a 4th place win in the 100 metre backstroke(1.19.07) and a 6th place win in the 100 metre freestyle(1.11.37).

Eva McIntyre was all smiles after reaching the final of girls 11 years 200 metre breaststroke and claiming a 6th place win with a time of 3.58.07. Whilst twelve year old Nicola Crouch produced a perfect personal best time of 1.21.85 with a dynamic dash in the girls 100 metre freestyle race, Nicola also competed in a further three races.

Faversham's swimmer's were competing against clubs from the south including Harrow, Dartford, Brentwood, Orpington, Enfield, Braintree, Southend, Potters Bar and Chelmsford.

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