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Caroline Furze

We announced Samuel Rice's selection for the National Development Programme but overlooked Amelia Fox's selection for the County Development Programme, the first step on the talent pathway. The news came out in March, so was missed in the drama of lockdown. Huge congratulations to Amelia, who was chosen on the basis of several very impressive performances in the Devon championships, as well as to James for getting not one but two swimmers on to the talent pathway this year. Amelia can be seen here putting her all into land-training in...

Caroline Furze

Samuel Rice has been selected to attend the Swim England National Development Programme. Congratulations to Samuel, and to coach James, on this very exciting news. The National Development Programme is the third step on the Swim England talent pathway and takes only 288 swimmers, aged 13-14. This year all programme activities will be delivered via Zoom, but Samuel will participate in a day long workshop covering technical and other skills.

Caroline Furze

Many congratulations to Sam Lake on achieving a silver medal in the 1500m at the Masters British Championships yesterday in Swansea. A solid 18 second personal best too in 20:34 - well done! (And condolences on what was possibly a personal worst journey time home from Swansea, at 5.5hrs.)

Caroline Furze

A massive well done to all the schools that took part in the local Primary Schools Gala held by Tavistock Swimming Club at Meadowlands Pool yesterday afternoon. There was a fantastic turn out and a lot of fun was had all round! Thank you to everyone who made this gala possible: -To Meadowlands and Fusion for hosting -To all of the helpers who helped organise, officiate and timekeep; and to the Tavistock College pupils who also helped: you were super stars! -To Ocra School Sports for their considerable assistance -To...

Caroline Furze

TSC finished off the Devon County Championships in style with six personal bests and three medals at the final event, the 1500m. Congratulations to all who participated and especially to the medal winners: Izzy - bronze Sam Lake - silver Sam Palmer - gold And to their coach, James Lake, and their families for all the support and encouragement behind the scenes. PBs and medals don't just happen!

Caroline Furze

Twenty-eight of our swimmers have been in action at Plymouth Life Centre over the past couple of weekends, having qualified for the Devon County Championships. They've put in some excellent performances: numerous personal best times achieved, 24 finals reached and three medals won. There have also been impressive displays of resilience, with people putting disappointing performances behind them and going on to surprise themselves in a later race. Very many congratulations to all; and thanks to the volunteer team managers and officials, without whom we wouldn't be allowed to participate....

Caroline Furze

Our head coach being was ambushed poolside at Meadowlands on Monday evening, and presented with a variety of presents and TWO cakes to mark his birthday. The swimmers who had just finished training made short work of the cakes (helped by a few parents and committee members)!

Caroline Furze

Yesterday, at Meadowlands Pool we were formally presented with a cheque for the very generous sum of £313.20 from the Lions Club of Tavistock. We are delighted with this grant, which has allowed us to buy training fins in various sizes suitable for the younger swimmers. Thank you very much to the Lions Club, and to Lisa and Emily for their work in putting together the application. Photograph by Steve Grummitt

Caroline Furze

Sprint Club Championships have come to an end for 2019 and the Committee would like to say a huge thank you to all the officials, timekeepers, poolside helpers, parents who helped with refreshments, selling cakes, running the raffle, promoting our club kit... so many roles to make it all come together. A real team effort ���� Swimmers - a big thumbs up for those of you new to competing, for many this was your first Club Champs and you now have times to aim for next time. It was also...

Caroline Furze

Last weekend saw 15 of our swimmers head to the Plymouth Life Centre to take part in the PL Level 2/3 National Qualifier. A long weekend poolside resulted in some amazing swims with plenty of pbs, Devon County qualifying times and some Regional Consideration times. Medal winners: William (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze), Evie (2 gold, 3 silver), JJ (2 silver), Katie (1 silver), Amy (1 silver) and Samuel (1 bronze). Tavistock Club Records claimed by: Hannah (100 back), Evie (100 free & 200 back), Amy (1500 free), Samuel...