|Synchronised Championship July 2011|
Sun shines for synchronised champs
Faversham Swimming Club’s Synchronised display team held their annual club championships recently. The evenings fair weather drew a large crowd of spectators who were treated to some fine performances from the enthusiastic swimmers.
Three team routines were performed to a selection of music chosen by the girls. The clubs up and coming junior team have only been together for a couple of months and were showing a lot of dedication and determination in all of their performances. The junior team included Emily Ing, Lauren Scott, Molly Stemp and Ruby Scott.
The clubs intermediate team include sisters Georgia and Nicole Collins, whilst the second half of the team are sisters Nikki and Sarah Fish. The senior team comprise of Abbie Collins, Chiara Marchini, Georgia Harlow, Kay Rigden and Megan Walton.
The swimmers also performed some very complex individual routines which involve a high level of co-ordination to enable them to complete the chosen routines.
The under elevens beginners had to perform an Oyster, Tub and Back Tub Somersault. Juniors were asked to perform a Front Tuck Somersault, Back Tuck Somersault and Bent Knee Alternate. The Intermediate performers produced a Ballet Leg Single, Back Pike Somersault and Front Pike Somersault. The Senior girls level of difficulty was very high during their routines including a Blossom, Walkover Front and Flamingo Position.
The Championships overall results included the Beginners Under Eleven Waterman Shield being awarded to Emily Ing with a points total of 56.39, 2nd place was Molly Stemp with 55.60 points, 3rd place went to Lauren Scott on 53.54 and Ruby Scott collected 4th place with 53.09 points.
The Juniors Cup was awarded to Georgia Collins on 53.83 points. Older sister Nicole scooped 1st place and collected the Intermediate Cup on 54.64 points, whilst Sarah Fish took 2nd place with 54.18.
Megan Walton’s beautiful performance in the Senior section earned her 1st place on 56.41 points, whilst a dual in the pool took place for 2nd place and was narrowly won by Kay Rigden on 55.30 points, Chiara Marchini was close on her heels and settled for 3rd place with 55.21 points. 4th place went to Abbie Collins on 54.60 and Georgia Harlow was pipped to the post and took 5th place with 54.35 points.
Young Megan Walton collected the Solo Shield for her magical performance which gave her a 1st place points total of 85.69, 2nd place winner was Emily Ing on 84.35 points. Chiara Marchini produced a magnificent performance and scooped 3rd place on a very close 84.26 points. 4th place went to Molly Stemp on 82.63 and Lauren Scott collected a 5th place win on 81.10 points.
The Duets Cup was won by Megan Walton and Chiara Marchini on 84.56 points whilst Kay Rigden and Georgia Harlow settled for 2nd place on 83.24.
Trophies and shields were awarded by Faversham Swimming Club’s Chairman Mr. Andrew Pearce who congratulated the competitor’s on their impressive performances.
|Dover White Cliffs Open June 2011|
|Written by Tim Boorman|
|Thursday, 02 February 2012 18:48|
Blaine at his personal best
Faversham Swimming Club were pushing boundaries and aiming high at the recent Dover White Cliffs Open Meet.
Young Blaine Ramsden had his throttle to the floor throughout the competition as he scooped no less than four personal best times. Blaine’s blistering pace in the boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke gave him a well deserved speeding ticket. These ‘badges of honour‘ are given to swimmers who exceed the entry times as specified by the Amateur Swimming Association.
Ten year old Molly Stemp’s impressive swims at the Open earned her four personal best times. Her speedy swim in the 50 metre backstroke smashed ten seconds off her previous time. Whilst James Guthrie’s dashes in the individual medley and backstroke events broke two of Faversham’s club records.
James’s individual medley sprint gave him a gold medal position in a club record time of 1.21.17. Silver medal winners were Blaine Ramsden in the boys 10 years 50 metre freestyle (Personal best time 35.59) and James Guthrie boys 11 years 50 metre backstroke (39.22 club record). A bronze medal was won by Lydia Scott in the girls 13 years 50 metre breaststroke (PB 42.40), Flora Westlake was forth in the girls 11 years 50 metre breaststroke, fifth place winners were Joe Wall boys 10 years 50 metre butterfly (47.44) and Lily Jarvis Keysell girls 15 years 50 metre backstroke. Those swimmers awarded with sixth place were Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke, Blaine Ramsden boys 10 years 100 metre individual medley (PB 1.37.57) and Joanne Hawkins girls 14 years 50 metre breaststroke (PB 44.31).
Other swimmers with personal best times were Lauren Scott girls 100 metre individual medley (1.58.55) and 50 metre backstroke (52.90), Molly Stemp 50 metre freestyle (46.05), 50 metre backstroke (48.47), 50 metre breaststroke (52.94) and 100 metre individual medley (1.56.11). Joe Wall boys 100 metre individual medley (1.38.57), Richard Catton boys 100 metre individual medley (1.44.34) and 50 metre freestyle (37.77). Blaine Ramsden boys 50 metre freestyle (36.36). Jessica Hawkins girls 50 metre freestyle (41.66), Flora Westlake girls 100 metre individual medley (1.29.79), Rebecca Crouch girls 50 metre backstroke (40.70) and 50 metre freestyle (34.26), Jasmine Locke girls 50 metre backstroke (40.85) and 50 metre freestyle (37.19), Ben Collins boys 100 individual medley (1.24.30), 50 metre breaststroke (45.45) and 50 metre 50 metre butterfly (37.93).