Impressive PBs and Club Records!
Christmas indulgences ended promptly for Faversham SC as the children competed in the Kent County Championships at Crystal Palace and the London Aquatic Centre at the end of January and the first weekend in February. Despite the cold, early starts the children wore their Faversham SC t-shirts with pride and swam with determination and skill.
There were 16 club records broken, 14 PB’s gained and 2 regional base times achieved.
Nathan Williams’s strong swims in 50m Fly and 50m Breaststroke earned him a place in both finals where he came 7th and 6th respectively and also gave him the 2 regional times.
Eva McIntyre was in fine form and swam in the 15 years 50m Fly and 15 years 50m Breaststroke. Her hard work and commitment to training earned her the 2 PBs that she has been chasing and 2 Club records.
Faversham’s youngest swimmer, competing in her first Kent Championships, was Neve Smith and she managed 2 PBs in both the 11 years Breaststroke (also achieving an overall 10th placing) and 11 years 50m Fly (where she also gained a Club record).
Emily and Bella Holt smashed their races and both swam home with PBs and Club Records. Emily had a superb swim leading to an impressive Club Record in the Girls 16 years 100m Fly. Bella put her strong Freestyle to good use and swam her way to 3 Club Records, (12yrs 400m Freestyle, 800m Freestyle and 200m Freestyle) one PB and an overall 6th place in the girls 12 years 800m Freestyle.
Max Fordyce qualified for an impressive 10 events and swam his way to a Freestyle Club Record and 3 PBs in 13yrs 200m IM, 13yrs 50m Fly and 13yrs 50m Freestyle.
A superb PB and Club Record were gained by Mia Kirk as she raced her way into 18th place in the 16 years 50m Fly.
Amy Coupe was the club Backstroke swimmer in this competition and swam in the 15 years 50m, 100m and 200m events, gaining places within the top 25 swimmers.
All swimmers showed great sportsmanship and enjoyed competing, cheering each other on and celebrating the achievements of the team.