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Folkestone Gala 16th February 2013

Faversham Favour Third At Folkestone 

Faversham Swimming Club returned home with their heads held high after securing third place at the recent Folkestone Development Gala.

Faversham’s  Swimmers produced some outstanding performances, team points started stacking up with Faversham holding onto first place after just eighteen races. Faversham bagged further top three positions to hold onto their lead, held jointly with local club Black Lion. The dual in the pool continued between the two clubs into the final stages of the Gala with Black Lion snatching second place on 248 points, one point clear of Faversham who finished third with 247 points. However, it was the host club Folkestone who claimed a much deserved first place with 260 points.

Two of Faversham’s swimmers were rewarded with speeding tickets, these badges of honour are received by swimmers who have exceeded the entry times as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association. Ruby Scott was all smiles as she collected her ticket for her dynamic dash in the girls 10 years 50 metre freestyle in a time of 37.64. Whilst fellow swimmer Emily Holt was delighted with her ticket for her perfect performance in the girls 10 years 4 x 25 metre individual medley, stopping the clock in a time of 1.33.93.

First place wins were received by the 10 years and under mixed freestyle relay team, Eva McIntyre girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle and 50 metre butterfly, Tamzin Myburgh girls 9 years 50 metre backstroke, Ruby Scott girls 10 years and under 50 metre backstroke and breaststroke. Oliver Nye boys 10 years and under 50 metre freestyle, Joseph Russell boys 10 years and under 50 metre breaststroke and 12 years and under 50 metre breaststroke, Lauren Scott girls 11 years and under 50 metre freestyle. Richard Catton boys 11 years and under 50 metre breaststroke, Rebecca Crouch ladies 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke, Lydia Scott ladies 18 years and under 4 x 25 metre individual medley and Marty Boorman boys 15 years and under 50 metre breaststroke.

Swimmers snatching second place were the 10 years and under mixed medley relay team, Nicola Crouch girls 11 years and under 50 metre breaststroke and 10 years and under 50 metre butterfly, Harry McKenna boys 11 years and under 50 metre backstroke, Richard Catton boys 12 years and under 50 metre freestyle and 50 metre backstroke. Olivia Hawkins girls 12 years and under 50 metre butterfly, Poppy Boorman girls 12 years and under 50 metre breaststroke, Blaine Ramsden boys 15 years and under 50 metre backstroke, Flora Westlake girls 15 years and under 50 metre breaststroke and ladies 18 years and under 50 metre breaststroke, Rebecca Crouch girls 15 years and under 50 metre backstroke and Marty Boorman mens 18 years and under 50 metre freestyle.

Faversham’s third place winners were the 12 x 25 metre mixed breaststroke squadron relay team, the 12 x 25 metre mixed freestyle squadron relay team, the 11 years and under mixed freestyle relay team, the 11 years and under mixed medley relay team, the 12 years and under mixed medley relay team. Olivia Hawkins girls 12 years and under 4 x 25 metre individual medley, Molly McKenna girls 15 years and under 50 metre freestyle and Marty Boorman mens 18 years and under 50 metre backstroke.

Nine year old Eva McIntyre received the Tesco Gala Star for her encouraging performances throughout the Gala, whilst the Gala’s Tesco Shield award was presented to fifteen year old Marty Boorman for competing in no less than 12 races during the event.

Head Coach Sharon Wenn acknowledged the arduous work put in by the swimmers and commented “ We only entered a small Squad team of swimmers at Folkestone, I am very delighted with a third place win and we only lost out to second place by one point. A remarkable performance throughout, well done swimmers “

The final points total at the event was 1st place Folkestone on 260 points, 2nd place Black Lion with 248 points, 3rd place Faversham on 247 points, 4th place Margate 240 points, 5th Place Hythe 201 and 6th place Ashford 163 points.

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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