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Black Lion Gala 24th November 2012

Catton Caught Speeding Whilst Scott's Speed Breaks Record 

Faversham Swimming Club returned home from the recent Black Lion Development Gala with no less than 32 top three positions.

Faversham’s finest swimmers produced some outstanding performances, including 14 year old Lydia Scott who’s blistering pace in the ladies 18 years 4 x 25 metre individual medley broke Faversham’s club record which had held fast since 2004.

Young Richard Catton’s sprint in the boys 11 years and under 50 metre backstroke earned him a prestigious speeding ticket, these badges of honour are received by swimmers who exceed the entry time as specified by the amateur Swimming Association.

Those swimmers scooping 1st place at the Gala were the 10 years and under 4 x 25 metre freestyle relay team, Harry McKenna boys 10 years 4 x 25 metre individual medley (1.38.00) and 50 metre butterfly (44.92), Joe Wall boys 11 years and under 50 metre butterfly (42.31), Olivia Hawkins girls 12 years 4 x 25 metre individual medley (1.27.92) and Flora Westlake girls 15 years 50 metre breaststroke (43.20).

Second place wins went to the 9 years and under 4 x 25 metre mixed freestyle relay team, Oliver Nye boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke (47.71), Ruby Scott girls 10 years 50 metre butterfly (48.76) and breaststroke (53.19), Joseph Russell boys 12 years 50 metre freestyle (36.31), Alice Searley girls 12 years 50 metre freestyle (27.29), Marty Boorman boys 15 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (39.84. Jack Wimble Roberts boys 9 years 50 metre backstroke (49.17), Ben Wall boys 10 years 50 metre freestyle (40.59), Lydia Scott ladies 18 years 4 x 25 metre individual medley (1.18.11), Lauren Scott girls 11 years 50 metre freestyle (39.57) and Richard Catton boys 12 years 50 metre backstroke (42.72).

Swimmers victorious in third place were the 11 years and under mixed medley relay team, the 10 years and under 4 x 25 metre medley relay team, Rebecca Crouch ladies 18 years 50 metre backstroke (37.96), Nicola Crouch girls 11 years 50 metre breaststroke (50.15) and 10 years 4 x 25 metre individual medley (1.42.24), Richard Catton boys 11 years 50 metre breaststroke (51.79) and Olivia Hawkins girls 12 years 50 metre butterfly (42.11). Emily Holt girls 10 years 50 metre backstroke (47.34), Tamzin Myburgh girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle (45.89), Flora Westlake ladies 18 years 50 metre breaststroke (43.49) and 15 years 50 metre freestyle (34.04), Marty Boorman mens 18 years 50 metre breaststroke (40.28) and 15 years 50 metre freestyle ( 31.65) and Oliver Nye boys 11 years 50 metre freestyle (40.99).

The Tesco Gala Star was awarded to Kia Drake and Nicola Crouch received the Tesco Gala Shield for their encouraging performances during the Development Gala.

Faversham’s other swimmers who participated at the Gala were Will Gray, Richard Ellis, William Guthrie, Blaine Ramsden and Molly McKenna.

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