|Indoor Age Group Championships 2012|
Perfect Performances At Indoor Champs
Faversham Swimming Club held their annual Indoor Age Group Championships this month, with over forty five of the clubs swimmers participating.
The Faversham Club members treated the home crowd to some astounding performances throughout the championships. Races were swam over 50 and 100 metre distances, with many of the younger swimmers entering races for the first time.
The championship’s hit feverish heights as the strenuous multi-stroke skins competition commenced. The six fastest swimmers from each gender are pitted against each other in the pool, each stroke race is picked blindly from a bag with the slowest swimmer in each race leaving the pool until two champions remain.
The girls event saw the gruelling butterfly stroke pulled out of the bag no less than three times. Fifteen year old Abbie Collins wowed the crowd with her battle to claim third place, which left a dual in the pool between thirteen year old Rebecca Crouch and thirteen year old Flora Westlake. Crouch and Westlake were side by side on the last length, but with a burst of speed it was young Flora who touched home and claimed first place.
The crowd were on their feet during the boys competition with three of Faversham’s finest swimmers battling to claim top podium position. Fourteen year old Marty Boorman took third place after a challenging butterfly race, which left fifteen year old elite swimmer Ben Collins in action against hot shot Tom Aylen. The final breaststroke race saw Ben pipped to the post by Tom in what turned out to be one of the clubs most sensational swims of the championships.
First place winners in the girls events were Eva McIntyre in the 9 years 50 metre butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle and individual medley. Tamzin Myburgh 9 years 50 metre backstroke, Nicola Crouch 10 years 50 metre butterfly and breaststroke, Emily Holt 10 years 50 metre backstroke, freestyle and individual medley. Lauren Scott 11 years 100 metre butterfly, Molly Stemp 11 years 100 metre backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and individual medley. Keeley Wrench 12 years 100 metre butterfly, Georgia Collins 12 years 100 metre backstroke, freestyle and individual medley. Alice Searley 12 years 100 metre breaststroke, Molly McKenna 13 years 100 metre butterfly, Rebecca Crouch 13 years 100 metre backstroke, freestyle and equal 1st in the individual medley. Flora Westlake 13 years 100 metre breaststroke and equal 1st in the individual medley. Lydia Scott 14 years butterfly and backstroke, Erica Sellens 14 years 100 metre breaststroke and freestyle. Jasmine Locke 15 years 100 metre butterfly, Joanne Hawkins 15 years 100 metre backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and individual medley. Jessica Stephens 16 years 100 metre butterfly and freestyle, Lily Jarvis-Keysell 16 years 100 metre backstroke and individual medley.
First place winners in the boys events were Richard Ellis in the 9 years 50 metre butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke, Thomas Goldsmith 9 years 50 metre freestyle, Jamie Spice 9 years individual medley. Harry McKenna 10 years 50 metre butterfly and backstroke, Joseph Russell 10 years breaststroke, freestyle and individual medley, Joe Wall 11 years 100 metre breaststroke, butterfly and individual medley, Richard Catton 11 years 100 metre freestyle and backstroke. Blaine Ramsden 12 years 100 metre backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle and individual medley. Marty Boorman 14 years 100 metre butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle, Ben Collins 15 years 100 metre butterfly, backstroke, freestyle and individual medley, Francis Nye 15 years 100 metre breaststroke. Tom Aylen mens 100 metre butterfly, backstroke, freestyle and individual medley.
A raffle took place during the championships with prizes being donated by Faversham Swimming Clubs sponsors Simplyswim and Faversham Tesco, together with the sale of refreshments, the club raised over £100.
|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).