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Faversham Swimming Club members smashed a hat trick of club records at their recent 50th anniversary Home Development Gala. Despite finishing fourth, Faversham notched up no less than 24 top three placings. Young Max Fordyce broke the club record in the boys 12 years and under  one length butterfly race with a superb sprint, stopping the clock in a record breaking time of 26.90. Sixteen year old Tom Guthrie broke the boys 18 years and under one length breaststroke event in a time of 21.85, Toms perfect performance also earned him a 1st place win. Tamzin Myburgh shattered the girls 11 years and under one length butterfly record and grabbed a gold medal win in a time of 25.38.

Swimmers snatching first place wins were Flora Westlake girls 18 years and under freestyle (20.97), James Guthrie boys 15 years and under backstroke (23.46) and 15 years and under butterfly (21.15), Kia Drake girls 10 years and under breaststroke (31.46), Max Fordyce boys 9 years and under butterfly (27.53), Nicola Crouch girls 12 years and under freestyle (22.64), Tamzin Myburgh girls 11 years and under breaststroke (29.53), the 11 years and under mixed medley relay team and the 18 years and under mixed medley relay team.

Second place winners were Eva McIntyre girls 11 years and under backstroke (27.95), Marty Boorman boys 18 years and under freestyle (18.44), Max Fordyce boys 9 years and under backstroke (31.15), Samuel McKenna boys 9 years and under freestyle(25.44) and breaststroke (35.02), the 15 years and under mixed medley relay team and the 12 years and under mixed medley relay team.

Third place wins were awarded to Adam Platt boys 11 years and under breaststroke (33.34), Ben Collins boys 18 years and under backstroke (22.07) and butterfly (20.41), Jamie Spice boys 10 years and under butterfly (35.41), Lauren Scott girls 12 years and under breaststroke (31.09), the 9 years and under freestyle relay team and the 9 years and under mixed medley relay team.

Gala Secretary Ruth Crouch acknowledged the swimmers achievements and commented 'Congratulations to everyone for swimming so well, including Molly Hebden, Morgan Jan, Cora Goodman and Samuel Mitchell who represented Faversham for the first time'

The Tesco Gala Star was awarded to Niah Stemp, whilst Harrison Scott collected the Tesco Gala Shield for their performances during the Gala. Tesco Faversham donated a food hamper for the events raffle which helped to raise over £100.

The final points placings were 1st Folkestone with 262 points, 2nd Black Lion 250 points, 3rd Dover 238 points, 4th Faversham 197, 5th hythe 165 and 6th Ashford 156.

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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