ASHFORD DEVELOPMENT GALA
A fantastic team of swimmers attended Medway Park for the Ashford Development Gala on Saturday 3rd November. Head Coach Paul Holt said “It was probably one of the most rewarding performances in my time as a head coach, there were several new swimmers, club records and PBs being smashed and lots of people swimming up in their age groups. All the children were polite and well mannered. The team spirit and togetherness was noticed by other clubs and all in all it was a truly rewarding gala.”
The team were competing against teams from Dover, Black Lion, Folkestone, Ashford and Hythe and had some fantastic swims between them.
There were several children for whom this was their first gala and opportunity to represent Faversham. A massive well done to Timothy Champion, William Wickes, Bersan Kamas and Sandra Waugh.
The Gala Star trophy was awarded to Timothy Champion for his fantastic effort and achievements and the Gala Shield was presented to William Wickes. A massive well done to them both.
There were PB times for nearly all who competed in this event, with Bella Holt achieving a Club Record as well in the Girls 15 years and under 4X25m IM.
There were speeding tickets awarded to Nina Connell in the Girls 11 years and under Breaststroke, Harry Miles in the Boys 12 years and under 50m Butterfly, William Wickes in the Boys 10 years and under 4X25m IM, the boys 11 years and under 50m Butterfly and the Boys 11 years and under 4X25m IM.
Huge congratulations to all that took part and a massive thank you to coaches and parents for their ongoing support.