Black Lion development gala 21st April 2018

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24 Apr 2018
FSC at Black Lion development gala 2018

Saturday saw a team of Faversham squad swimmers representing their club at the Black Lion Development gala.  The children all represented their club with pride and showed great commitment to swimming their best and working together.

There were lots of top three positions  gained by the swimmers, including a first for Molly Fordyce in the 9 year girls 50 m breaststroke, a first for Nina Connell in the girls 50m breaststroke and first for Ellie Waller in the 15 years Freestyle.   There were five super speedy swims and speeding tickets were  awarded to Harry Miles, Ethan Sharman, Eva McIntyre and Scott Pearce.

The swimmers showed great team spirit in a variety of relay races, starting with the 10 X 1 length breaststroke squadron relay where 5 girls and 5 boys worked together to gain a 4th place overall.  A huge well done to them.

There were a number of PBs swum throughout the afternoon with Keira Drury, Joseph Dickinson and William Roe being the youngest swimmers to break their previous times, all swimming in the 9 year category.

Two trophies were awarded within the Faversham team.  The Tesco Star award went to Mazie Kilgannon.  This was Mazie’s first gala outside of Faversham swimming club and despite being incredibly nervous, she showed amazing team spirit in overcoming her fears and swimming with her team mates as part of the relay teams.  The second trophy, the Tesco Shield went to Joseph Dickinson, who, because of several team absences due to injury had to swim an incredible number of races and did so with enthusiasm and determination.

Overall, the swimmers made the coaches very proud and gained 157 points and an overall placing of 5th.