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Caroline Furze

Congratulations to Elsie, who has been selected to attend the Swim England Swimming National Development Programme for 2021-2022 The Swim England Talent Pathway aims to identify, support and enhance the development of athletes for the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games of the future! Elsie will have the opportunity to attend online training and an activity camp, designed to enhance her development and guide her progress. After the year and a half we have all just had this is an amazing achievement for Elsie. It is testament to her hard work,...

Caroline Furze

On Sunday 26th September, we're holding a "Bring a Friend" evening. All members are invited to bring a friend for a free try out. Check your email for details!

Caroline Furze

An excellent turnout at yesterday's squad briefing. All members should now have had an email with their new Sunday swim times and other key points. If you have any questions, please ask!

Caroline Furze

Rory who achieved an impressive 12th place at the National Tetrathlon Championships in Warwickshire, and 3rd place in the team competition, assisted by a significant PB in his 3min swim. Very many congratulations to him - a well deserved reward for a lot of hard work, including at 6.30am training sessions.

Caroline Furze

We are delighted to hear that TSC member Rory has qualified for the National Championships in Pony Club tetrathlon, which will be taking place in Warwickshire in mid-August. Pony Club tetrathlon is the precursor to the Olympic sport of modern pentathlon and competitors perform in four different sports: shooting, swimming, riding and running. Congratulations to Rory on reaching the championships. We wish him the very best of luck!

Hazel Walker

British Swimming and Swim England are promoting a Festival of Swimming in the South West Region over the weekend of 24-25th July. Swimmers from Devon & Cornwall will be competing at Plymouths newly re-opened Life Centre, hosted by Plymouth Leander. For more details, please see 'Events' in the Calendar section of our website. Message Hazel if you need any further information.

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...