Six Swimmers from Taunton competed in this years 2019 British Swimming Championships in Glasgow.   Farran G, Holly H, Ben P, Oscar B, Dylan G and Charlotte E qualified by being one of the fastest 24 swimmers in their events in Britain so getting there was already a massive achievement.

Oscar was competing in his first British Champs and managed to qualify for the final in his very first event the 400 Free, he was joined in Finals by Farran and Dylan on Day 1 after all delivered best times to set the tone for the week.

All week TD swimmers delivered best times, competitive swims, and showing an inner toughness to raise the bar with firsts.
Oscars first final was a feat also achieved by Ben (400IM), Farran (100breast) and Charlotte (400free) all walking out to experience that unique and unforgettable event.

Our final performances were gutsy with Dylan (400IM, 100Breast), Charlotte and Oscar  all managing to further lower best times in finals under pressure against the very best talent in the UK.

We had some near misses with Holly (400IM and 200 Back)  just short of her finals and Dylan being a reserve for numerous events, mere 100ths of a second from progressing in very tight competition.

4th place was our highest  finishing position this year which came from an Excellent 400IM by Dylan lobbing another 5 seconds off his heat time which was already a large best time.  It was great to see two TD swimmers in the 16 boys final with Ben going through looking very strong.

A very positive week from the team with 5 different finalists in some great events that demonstrate the skill set and ethos of our swimmers and club.  Every swimmer has come away from the event with a very rich experience which will position them very positively going forward.

Great job all!