|Maidstone Open 27th November 2011|
Nicola leads club's charge to success
Faversham Swimming Club returned home with an impressive haul of medals and trophies from the recent Open Meet held at Mote Park, Maidstone.
Nine year old Nicola Crouch shed tears of joy as she gained a Kent time in the girls 50 metre breaststroke race, her sensational swim stopped the clock at a time of 51,95. Whilst Olivia Hawkins scooped a new club record and Kent time with her dash in the girls 50 metre backstroke in a time of 39.88.
Silver trophies were awarded to Blaine Ramsden in the boys 11 years 50 metre freestyle. Blaine also obtained bronze in the boys 11 years 50 metre backstroke in a personal best time of 39.29, Lily Jarvis Keysell took bronze in the girls 15 years 100 metre backstroke.
Swimmers snatching 4th place medals were Joe Wall in the boys 10 years 50 metre butterfly in a personal best time of 45.48, Joe also took 4th in the 50 metre breaststroke. Lydia Scott gained 4th place in the girls 13 years 100 metre freestyle.
5th place winners were Richard Catton in the boys 10 years 50 metre freestyle (P.B.36.71), Olivia Hawkins girls 11 years 50 metre backstroke (P.B.39.88) and Ben Collins in the boys 13 years 100 metre backstroke (P.B.1.18.62).
Lily Jarvis Keysell was awarded a 6th place medal in the girls 15 years 100 metre freestyle.
Faversham’s other swimmers with personal best times were Poppy Boorman in the girls 50 metre breaststroke (52.46), Rebecca Crouch girls 100 metre backstroke (1.25.54) and 100 metre freestyle (1.16.72). Lydia Scott girls 100 metre freestyle (1.09.33) and 50 metre breaststroke (41.87). Marty Boorman boys 100 metre individual medley (1.28.09) and Jasmine Locke girls 100 metre backstroke (1.26.56).
Other participating clubs at the Open were Ashford, 1066 Swimmers, Black Lion, Canterbury, Dover Life Guard, Folkestone, Gravesend and Northfleet, Greenwich Borough Mariners, Hythe Aqua, Larkfield, Maidstone, Orpington Ojays, Petts Wood, Royal Tunbridge Wells Monson, Sevenoaks and Whiteoak.
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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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