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Charlie Attwood
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Jacob Greenow
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Medley Relay Champions 2014

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Volunteer Week - TD swimmer makes the grade.

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2013/14 Somerset ASA President Fiona Bowen is pictured presenting Keir with his YV award.

Most of us will know, or have seen, Keir Graham during his many years at the club. This seasons highlights have seen him make regional finals and he can often be found quietly training in Sanchia's Comp 1 group. Most of us will not know he has been a volunteer for TDSwim working over 5 hours per week during the last year; and all of this during the busy build up to his GCSE's!

His outstanding efforts have been recognised by the County who have awarded him second place in this years Young Volunteer Awards. This is a deserved award against some impressive competition and marks a first for the club.

Some of his outstanding work includes:

- assisting with the coaching of the club's ST1 & ST2 groups; allowing lead coach Dave Rayson to spend more time with other club members.
- supporting the club during time trials. He is able to adapt to many roles – results sheets, acted as a starter, computer work and helping with officials.
- dedicating a day to the recent Somerset Counties (and in 2013) turning his hand to whatever is asked of him.

On top of all this Keir is getting even more involved in the club by doing both his J1 and Level 1 coaching courses.

"He is an excellent role model for other swimmers in the club".

Somerset ASA were delighted to recognise Keir's achievements with a Young Volunteer award at the 31 May 2014 Annual General Meeting.

Well done Kier - keep up the good work!


 
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Europeon Youth Olympic Festival

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"Wow you two... real proud of everything you achieved so far." - Albert Yap TDS Chair
 

Day two of the EYOF will always be a day worth remembering for both Beth Newton and Charlie Attwood. Demonstrating they are ready and able to meet the challenge, the day is best summed up by Graham Davidson:

"I for one have to say I'm tremendously proud of the achievements of Beth and Charlie to get on the team.... Beaming at what they both achieved today.... Best times and finals.... doesnt get any better.....BOOM!"

Beth finished the day with a well deserved bronze medal and Charlie with a new British Age record of 63.51 in the 100m. Both face Wednesday with finals. Fingers crossed, we wish them both the very best.

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"Check that smile! Nice" - Graham Davidson, Head Coach.

Day three - Pure GOLD

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"63:19 is a new British age group record time.
It's also the time that Charlie Attwood did to win the European Youth Olympic Festival.... Congrats to everyone involved!"

 

Websites of interest.

Team GBR

You Tube: Beth's Relay Bronze.

Opening Ceremony

Check around 38.40, (use the slider), for Team GBR. The ceremony lasts over 2hours 20 minutes!

Live swimming results can be found here.
(Dont forget to select the day you're interested in.)

 

Swimming currently dominates the medal table for Team GBR.

 


 
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 Help Raise Funds for TDSwim with very little effort!
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TDS has raised £394.99 from 40 of its members, and it didn't cost them a penny (click to find out who's generated the most).You could too by simplying signing up and shopping online.

All they've done is register on the easyfundraising.org.uk site and made online purchases through the site with companies they intended to spend money with anyway. It couldnt be easier and you still get the same deal you expected to get - A real WIN WIN.

If you're interested in helping the club today, (and hopefully beyond), why not consider this? With money saving offers also available you know it makes sense!

How it works:

easyfundraising.org.uk helps charities, schools, sports clubs, community groups, and other good causes to raise money when their supporters shop online. So far they've raised over £7 million for causes throughout the UK.

You can shop with over 2,700 well known stores and each will donate up to 15% of what you spend. For example, John Lewis will donate 1.75%, Amazon 2.5%, The Body Shop 6%, some insurance retailers will even donate up to £30 simply for taking out a policy with them!

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Caroline Faithfull: A further spotlight on success.

Caroline Faithfull, a TDS swimmer for 3 years, is a member of the GB squad for swimmers with Down’s syndrom. Caroline is now traveling to the Down’s Syndrome world championships in Mexico with DSISO.

Down Syndrome International Swimming Organization provides opportunities to swimmers with Down syndrome to compete at an international level in their own category.

Swimmers from all over the world will be in Morelia, Mexico from 7th November 2014 to participate in the 7th Down Syndrome World Swimming Championships. This trip is completely self funded.

The club would like to wish her all the best and hope she returns with the medals she works so hard for.

 


 


 
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Theraband land based training

Please note all ST3, Comp 1&2, and Squad swimmers all need a theraband for the new land based exercises to be done after training.

The club have bought in a quantity, to sell on to those interested, at a reduced price of £2.

The land program starts Monday so you will need to get these from Graham, Maggie or Sanchia from November 5th.

 


 
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