|Presentation Evening 2013|
Swimmers Shine At Presentation Evening
Faversham Swimming Club held their Annual Presentation Evening at the West Faversham Community Centre recently. Swimming members and their families took to their seats as the Club Chairman Mr Sarel Myburgh welcomed everyone to the evenings presentations. Mr Myburgh gave thanks to Councillor David and Mrs Rosemary Simmons for attending and presenting the swimmers with their awards. Mr Myburgh was appreciative of the hard work undertaken by the many volunteer coaches whom give up their time in teaching the swimmers to such a high level and he congratulated the swimmers on all their achievements.
Certificates and trophies were presented to swimmers who participated in the Age Group Championships, held over a number of days during the month of May. The Championships incorporated the gruelling fast paced Skins Knockout event where this years winner in the girls event was Lydia Scott, second was Joanne Hawkins and Rebecca Crouch took third place. The boys event was won by Tom Guthrie, his younger brother James snatched second and Marty Boorman took third place.
Club colours were awarded to swimmers who had presented Faversham Swimming Club at one or more Gala events during the past year. New Club colours for 2013 were awarded to Holly Joiner, William Guthrie, Will Gray, Jamie Spice, Samuel Hawkins, Max Fordyce and Niah Stemp.
New Water Polo colours for 2013 were presented to Andrew Parker, Ben Collins, Richard Catton, Ruby Scott, Oliver Nye, Sophie Stevens, Holly Springett, Alfie Atkinson, William Guthrie and Carl Emery.
Faversham Swimming Club have a committed team of swimmers in their Synchronised section, Head Coach Rachel Ing took to the stage and announced the sections achievements during the last year and presented new team member Jasmine Locke with the Beginners Shield for Synchronised Swimming, the Vinten Trophy was gratefully received by Dervla Murphy for merit and endeavour in synchronised swimming throughout the year. The Vinten Shield was awarded to Georgia Harlow who had shown commitment, good attendance, team spirit and who had helped to enhance the sport of synchronised swimming throughout the club.
Mr Giles Glover spoke of the many achievements from the popular Water Polo section of the club and presented their awards including the mini water polo player of the year to Oliver Nye. Junior Player of the Year which was awarded to James Guthrie who has shown dedication and commitment throughout the year. Tom Guthrie received the Water Polo most improved player of the year. Whilst Ed Govier received the Water Polo Player of the Year. The Players player of the year trophy, as voted for by team members, was awarded to Dan Bonthuys.
Faversham’s Squad achievements throughout the year was presented by the Clubs Press Officer, Tim Boorman, who congratulated the swimmers and presented the Bulbeck Trophy to the swimmer, aged 11 years and under, who had shown the most improvement and endeavour during the year and was received by Emily Holt. The Guy Gibb Trophy for the most improved swimmer of the year was won by Ben Collins
The girls Higgins Trophy was awarded to Emily Holt who had gained the highest number of points (99) from all spheres of swimming within the clubs normal programme in the 11 years and under age group. Second place was Eva McIntyre on 76 points, whilst Nicola Crouch took 3rd place with 69 points. The boys Higgins Trophy winner was Harry McKenna with 84 points, 2nd place was Joseph Russell with 83 points and Richard Ellis received a 3rd place win with 63 points.
Marty Boorman was all smiles as he received, for the third year running, the Swimmer’s Swimmer John’s Cab’s trophy as voted for by the Squad swimmer’s themselves. Whilst Molly McKenna, for the second year running, received her trophy to cheers and applause from her fellow swimmers.
The Neame Trophy is awarded to the club volunteer of the year, for services to the club throughout many years of service, this years top club person was Peter Crouch who has dedicated many hours to the running and organisation of Faversham Swimming Club.
The Swimquip Trophy was awarded to the club team with the most overall points. Team Dolphin were proud to receive the award for the 5th year running with many of its team members up on stage and raising the trophy to the cheers from the audience.
Special thanks went to the clubs Press Officer, Tim Boorman, for the designing and printing of the certificates. Miss. Faversham Swimming Club, Molly Stemp, presented Councillor David and Mrs Rosemary Simmons with a token of appreciation and thanked them for attending the evenings presentation.
The club held a raffle throughout the evening which raised £54.00, prizes were gratefully received from Shepherd Neame Brewery, Leeds Castle and Faversham Pools.
|Dover Gala September 2011|
|Written by Tim Boorman|
|Monday, 30 January 2012 23:57|
Swimmers caught speeding in Dover
Faversham Swimming Club held their heads high after scooping a well deserved third place at the recent Dover Development Gala.
Faversham’s swimmers smashed personal best times with seven of Faversham’s fastest being issued with speeding tickets. These badges of honour are awarded to swimmers who exceed the entry times as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association.
Young Joe Wall and Richard Catton had their throttles flat to the floor as they collected two speeding tickets each. Joe collected his for the boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke in a personal best time of 47.12 and the 50 metre butterfly in a time of 46.44. Whilst Richard was rewarded a ticket in the boys 10 years 100 metre individual medley in a personal best time of 1.44.37 and the 50 metre breaststroke in a time of 52.71.
Other speeders were Sam Harlow boys 11 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B. 38.95), Flora Westlake girls 12 yrs 100 metre individual medley (P.B.1.28.18), Lydia Scott girls 15 yrs and under 50 mtr breaststroke (P.B.41.93), Scott Kendall boys 18 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B.29.52) and Tom Pearce boys 18 yrs 100 mtr individual medley (P.B.1.13.41).
First place wins were awarded to Harry McKenna boys 10 yrs 50 mtr freestyle, Molly Stemp girls 10 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke, Alice Searley girls 11 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke (P.B.49.05), Molly McKenna girls 11 yrs 50 mtr backstroke, Sam Harlow boys 11 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B.46.24), Flora Westlake girls 12 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke. Lydia Scott girls 18 yrs 100 mtr individual medley (P.B.1.22.26) and 15 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B.38.81), Tom Pearce boys 18 yrs 50 mtr backstroke and 50 mtr butterfly and the 11 yrs mixed medley relay team.
Those scooping second place were Nicola Crouch girls 9 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke, Olivia Hawkins girls 11 yrs 50 mtr butterfly (P.B. 43.91), Keeley Wrench girls 11 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B. 38.96), Erica Sellens girls 12 yrs 50 mtr freestyle, Joanne Hawkins girls 18 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B. 37.95), Emily Westlake girls 18 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke. The 9 yrs mixed freestyle relay team, the 9 yrs mixed medley relay team, the 10 yrs mixed medley relay team, the 11 yrs mixed freestyle relay team, the 18 yrs mixed freestyle relay team and the 18 yrs mixed medley relay team.
Third place was awarded to Emily Holt girls 9 yrs 50 mtr freestyle (P.B. 42.86), Harry McKenna boys 9 yrs 50 mtr freestyle and 50 mtr butterfly, Molly Stemp girls 10 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B. 51.06), Dervla Murphy girls 10 yrs 100 mtr individual medley, Olivia Hawkins girls 12 yrs 50 mtr backstroke (P.B. 41.96). Rebecca Crouch girls 15 yrs 50 mtr freestyle, Blaine Ramsden boys 15 yrs 50 mtr backstroke, Scott Kendall boys 18 yrs 50 mtr breaststroke and the 12 yrs mixed medley relay team.
Other swimmers with personal best times were Ruby Scott girls 50 mtr butterfly (53.71), Dervla Murphy girls 50 mtr freestyle (44.33), Joe Wall boys 100 mtr individual medley (1.41.35), Sam Harlow boys 50 mtr backstroke (47.65) and Blaine Ramsden boys 50 mtr breaststroke (54.69).
Head Coach Sharon Wenn acknowledged the hard work put in by the swimmers and commented “ Well done to Faversham on your excellent third place at Dover. We had a number of swimmers missing, but still you fought hard to take third place. We missed out on four events due to the absent swimmers and many had to swim well above their age. We also gained nine speeding tickets which just shows how hard they all tried “.
The gala’s final points placing’s were 1st Dover with 264 points, 2nd Folkestone on 240.5 points, 3rd Faversham 223, 4th Hythe 217, 5th Black Lion 209 and 6th Ashford 136.5.