|Folkestone Development Gala 15th March 2014|
Guthrie Brothers Not Charged For Speeding At Folkestone ( They Were Rewarded ! )
Faversham Swimming Club returned home from the recent Folkestone Development Gala with their heads held high. Swimming club members produced some sensational swims with many swimmers smashing personal best times.
James Guthrie’s dynamic dash in the boys 15 years and under 50 metre breaststroke smashed Faversham’s club record in a time of 34.75. James was rewarded a speeding ticket for his sprint. Speeding tickets, or badges of honour, are presented to swimmers who exceed the entry time as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association. James’s older Brother and Team Captain, Tom, collected two speeding tickets for his achievements in the men’s 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke with a personal best time of 32.20 and the 50 metre freestyle in a personal best time of 27.80. Further speeding tickets went to Eva McIntyre in the girls 11 years and under 50 metre freestyle (P.B. 36.97), Kia Drake in the girls 10 years and under 50metre backstroke (P.B. 45.90) and Nicola Crouch girls 11 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (P.B. 47.30).
Faversham had three new Gala swimmers competing including Bella Holt who was awarded the Tesco Gala Star for her enthusiasm throughout the Gala. Also swimming competitively for the first time were Eleisha Skinner and Patrick McIntyre. Olivia Hawkins was presented with the Tesco Gala Shield for her performance in the girls 15 years and under mixed medley relay team and her 4th place win in the girls 50 metre butterfly (P.B. 38.98).
First place wins were awarded to Max Fordyce boys 9 years and under 50 metre butterfly (46.11) and the 15 years and under mixed medley relay team. Swimmers snatching second place were the 18 years and under mixed freestyle relay team, James Guthrie boys 15 years and under 50 metre butterfly (P.B.33,52), Lauren Scott girls 12 years and under 100 metre individual medley (P.B.1.29.61), Marty Boorman men’s 18 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (38.80), Max Fordyce boys 10 years and under 50 metre butterfly (45.96), Molly McKenna girls 15 years and under 50 metre freestyle (34.77), Nicola Crouch girls 11 years and under 50 metre backstroke (P.B. 46.33) and Samuel Hawkins boys 10 years and under 50 metre backstroke (50.27).
Third place winners included the 18 years and under mixed medley relay team, Emily Holt girls 12 years and under 50 metre butterfly (P.B. 41.33), Harry McKenna boys 12 years and under 50 metre butterfly (P.B. 40.22) and 50 metre freestyle (P.B. 36.64), Jack Wimble-Roberts boys 11 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (P.B.57.33), Joanne Hawkins ladies 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke (37.45), Kia Drake girls 10 years and under 100 metre individual medley (1.44.66), Lydia Scott ladies 18 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (43.15). Samuel McKenna boys 9 years and under 50 metre breaststroke (55.68) and 50 metre backstroke (51.87).
Other swimmers who participated at the Gala were Adam Platt, Emily Ing, Flora Westlake, Harrison Scott, Holly Joiner, Jamie Spice, Jessica Stephens, Kian Skinner, Molly Stemp, Niah Stemp, Poppy Boorman, Rebecca Crouch (Team Captain), Richard Catton and Ruby Scott.
Gala coordinator, Ruth Crouch, acknowledged the swimmers achievements and commented ‘We entered our largest team on record, our three new swimmers Bella Holt, Patrick McIntyre and Eleisha Skinner did so well. Congratulations to James Guthrie for breaking the Club record, well done to everyone who took part’.
Final points placing were 1st place Folkestone 296 points, 2nd place Ashford 250 points, 3rd place Black Lion 230, 4th place Dover 210, 5th Faversham 166, 6th Hythe 160.
|Sheerness Gala February 2011|
|Written by Tim Boorman|
|Monday, 07 March 2011 17:44|
Guthrie shatters record
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|