|White Oak Open 9th October 2011|
Ben beats his best
Faversham Swimming Club wowed the crowd at the recent White Oak Open Meet at the Medway Park Sports Centre in Gillingham.
Sixteen of Faversham’s finest swimmers entered the Open, returning home with their heads held high.
The young swimmers scooped no less than nineteen personal best times. Fourteen year old Ben Collins ripped 4.5 seconds off his record time in the boys 100 metre backstroke in a time of 1.20.11.
Whilst thirteen year old Marty Boorman smashed 3.5 seconds off his fastest time in the 100 metre individual medley finishing on 1.26.21 and again in the 100 metre breaststroke race, stopping the clock at 1.34.71.
Faversham’s swimmers rewarded with 2nd place were Joe wall in the boys 10 years 50 metre breaststroke (Personal best time of 49.97), Blaine Ramsden boys 11 years 50 metre backstroke and 50 metre freestyle (P.B.33.37).
Those snatching third place were Joe Wall boys 10 years 50 metre butterfly and 50 metre freestyle, Flora Westlake girls 11 years 50 metre breaststroke.
Swimmers claiming 4th place were Marty Boorman boys 13 years 100 metre breaststroke (P.B.1.34.71) and Rebecca Crouch girls 12 years 100 metre butterfly.
5th place winners were Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre breaststroke, Molly McKenna girls 11 years 50 metre butterfly (P.B.42.60), Olivia Hawkins girls 11 years 50 metre backstroke (P.B.40.63), Rebecca Crouch girls 12 years 100 metre butterfly and Ben Collins boys 14 years 100 metre backstroke (P.B.1.20.11).
Swimmers receiving 6th place wins were Nicola Crouch girls 9 years 50 metre freestyle, Joe Wall boys 10 years 50 metre backstroke, Alice Searley girls 11 years 50 metre backstroke, Flora Westlake girls 11 years 50 metre butterfly (P.B.42.60) and 50 metre backstroke. Marty Boorman boys 13 years 100 metre freestyle (P.B.1.19.00).
Faversham’s other swimmers with personal best times were Olivia Hawkins girls 50 metre butterfly (43.30), Molly McKenna girls 50 metre freestyle (37.20), Keeley Wrench girls 50 metre backstroke (45.57) and 50 metre breaststroke (50.77), Poppy Boorman girls 50 metre breaststroke (53.70). Alice Searley girls 50 metre freestyle (38.78), Nadine Davis girls 100 metre breaststroke (1.48.05) and 100 metre freestyle (1.22.00), Marty Boorman boys 100 metre individual medley (1.26.21), Ben Collins boys 50 metre breaststroke (42.41) and 50 metre freestyle (31.44).
Club’s participating in the Open Meet were Black Lion, Dartford District, Eltham Stingers, Faversham, Folkestone, Orpington Ojay’s, Sevenoaks and White Oak.
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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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