|Dartford Centenary Open 6th November 2011|
Three strike gold at centenary open
Faversham Swimming Club made waves at the recent Dartford District Swimming Club Centenary Year Open, held at Medway Park Sports Centre, Gillingham.
Faversham entered no less than 23 of their finest swimmers, they wowed the crowd with some impressive swims and returned home with an avalanche of medals.
Twelve year old Rebecca Crouch kept the throttle to the floor and scooped gold with her impressive swim in the girls 100 metre backstroke, stopping the clock in a time of 1.24.05.
Eleven year old Molly McKenna claimed gold in the girls 100 metre freestyle in a time of 1.16.10, whilst eleven year old Blaine Ramsden held his head high and collected gold for his winning performance in the boys 100 metre freestyle in 1.18.37.
Swimmers snatching silver trophies were Emily Holt in the girls 9 years 50 metre backstroke (49.88), Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke (53.26), Olivia Hawkins girls 11 years 100 metre backstroke (1.30.53), Flora Westlake girls 12 years 100 metre breaststroke (1.35.32) and Lydia Scott girls 100 metre breaststroke (1.31.33).
Bronze trophy winners were Joe Wall in the boys 10 years 50 metre breaststroke (49.32), Richard Catton boys 10 years 50 metre freestyle (36.83), Alice Searley girls 11 years 100 metre breaststroke (1.46.97), Molly McKenna girls 11 years 50 metre butterfly (43.31), Marty Boorman boys 13 years 100 metre breaststroke (1.33.80) and Ben Collins boys 14 years 100 metre individual medley (1.20.54).
Swimmers snatching 4th place were Molly Stemp girls 10 years 50 metre breaststroke (50.67), Rebecca Crouch girls 12 years 50 metre butterfly (41.27), Joanne Hawkins girls 14 years 100 metre backstroke (1.24.28) and 50 metre butterfly (41.48), Ben Collins boys 14 years 100 metre backstroke (1.20.54).
5th place medal winners were Harry McKenna boys 9 years 100 metre individual medley, Joe Wall boys 10 years 100 individual medley (1.38.69), Richard Catton boys 10 years 50 metre breaststroke (51.66), Molly McKenna girls 11 years 100 metre backstroke (1.32.24), Rebecca Crouch girls 12 years 100 metre individual medley (1.29.02), Joanne Hawkins girls 14 years 100 metre freestyle (1.16.57), Ben Collins boys 14 years 100 metre freestyle (1.09.89) and 100 metre breaststroke (1.36.30).
Swimmers claiming 6th place were Emily Holt girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle (41.54), Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre butterfly ( 51.63), Harry McKenna boys 9 years 50 metre breaststroke (59.55), Joe Wall boys 10 years 50 metre freestyle (36.83) and 50 metre butterfly (47.12). Olivia Hawkins girls 11 years 100 metre freestyle (1.21.99), Keeley Wrench girls 11 years 100 metre individual medley (1.35.67) and Marty Boorman boys 13 years 100 metre individual medley (1.28.18).
Faversham’s other elite swimmers entering the open and producing some remarkable swims were Lauren Scott, Emily Ing, Jasmine Locke, Poppy Boorman, Jessica Hawkins and Lily Jarvis-Keysell.
Swimming Clubs participating were Margate, Maidstone, Dartford, Faversham, Greenwich, Dover, Saxon Crown, Petts Wood, Black Lion, Killerwhales, Gravesend, RTW Monson, Canvey Island, Folkestone and Beachfield.
Latest results here
Faversham Water Polo
Faversham Swimming Club's Water Polo section reformed in 2007 after a ten year absence. The reformed team are a sociable, friendly, welcoming and ambitious group of players of varying ages and abilities.
For those with no knowledge of Water Polo, it does NOT involve swimming horses!! Water Polo is a great team sport that is both physical and tactical. Often regarded as the most physically demanding of team sports, it affords players a high level of physical fitness. A game consists of two teams each with 7 players, of which one is the goal keeper. The team pass the ball with one hand and shoot into a goal 3m wide and 0.9m tall. Games are played in four quarters of approximately 10 minutes each with a short break in between each quarter.
For the 2011-12 season Faversham will be competing in the East Invicta league and tournament, Kent league, Norman Beadle cup and the Monson/Faversham 5 match ‘test series.’ In addition, our annual tours to Warwick University and Marbella will be etched on the Calendar. Finally we will be hosting our annual friendly invitation tournament outside in the summer months! Check out our results here
The Water Polo Section of the club is keen to emphasise their commitment to developing a squad of first team players, B team, juniors and a ladies team. The club are inclusive and like to ensure every person that demonstrates commitment at training will play competitive water polo.
If you are interested in trying water polo, or you're an experienced player looking for a competitive but sociable club just turn up to a session or Email James for more details!
Seniors: Tuesday, 9pm to 10pm at Faversham Pools, Friday, 8.45pm to 9.45pm (monthly)
Juniors: Sunday, 8.30pm – 9.30pm at Faversham Pools
Seniors: Tuesday, 8.30pm to 10pm at Faversham Pools, Friday, 9pm to 10pm TBC
Juniors: 7.45pm to 8.30pm (junior) or until 10pm (u19) by selection.
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