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Charlie Attwood:
Gold Medallist EYOF 2013charlieeyof



Kayleigh Parker:
Bronze Medalist #NAGS14





Jacob Greenow:
National (Age) Silver Medalist 2013


Medley Relay Champions 2014

Keir Graham:
Young Volunteer 2014
2nd Place



An information evening exploring US university sporting scholarships

Taunton School in partnership with Sporting Elite is holding an information evening on November 5th at 7:00pm for 7:15pm for students, teachers and parents interested in finding out about sporting scholarships to American Universities.

Rob  Thomas from Sporting Elite will present information for 45 minutes and then answer questions.

There is no cost for this event but in order to gauge numbers please would you register interest using the link here.



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.




Ding Ding: Round Two

November 8th at Millfield. Warm up at 1PM.

Please can the swimmers keep an eye on Notice Boards to check if they have been selected.

TDS are hosting so please start collecting raffle prizes and be ready and willing to volunteer!



Affiliated to Somerset and South West Region ASA

3 week "turns clinic"

Held at Kings College Pool, South Road, Taunton

Each session will consist of an hour focus on tumble turns for all strokes – broken down into two strokes each session with an overview of all on the final session


Sunday 30th November
Sunday 7th December
Sunday 14th December

Session will run from 1030 until 1130

Cost:TD and Network Clubs - £20 for block of 3 or £8 per session
Non-Network Clubs - £25 for block of 3 or £10 per session

Cheques made payable to ‘Taunton Deane Swimming Club’
Please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if interested in attending
Spaces limited to 16 – book NOW to avoid disappointment.


Winter 2014.

As the temperature is dropping and the nights are drawing in your coaches have requested that swimmers wear warm clothing too and from training / home when attending a session. These aren't the 'ber' months for nothing!

Autumn Half term training 2014

Morning Training.

Please note that morning training is available for selected groups and details can be found here.

All eligible swimmers should note that to enable progression, competitive swimmers need to adapt to competition programmes where the HEATS are often in the morning.  Therefore, it is important that the swimmers have worked hard in morning training sessions so that their physiology is able to cope with extreme high intensities. This allows the body to perform at it's optimum.

This is one of many reasons why swimmers should attend: use it or lose it.

For those parents unfirmiliar with training at Millfield we recommend that you consult your squad rep with any questions you may have. Its established club practice to car share - whenever possible think green.

All swimmers and parents should keep an eye on all club communications (website, email, Facebook / Twitter) in case there are any last minute cancellations. It is very important that you check there is a coach poolside, at the time of the session, before leaving your swimmers. If you are unsure you should consult your squad rep. Many thanks for your attention in this matter.

Please note the information is also available on the clubs Google diary: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for access. (You will need a gmail account setup for access).

For those that can't see the calendar on their iOS devices (Apple) please read the advice found here. It is particualrly important that you read the section "sync multiple calendars". Make sure the TDSwim calendar is ticked so that you can view it in your calendar.

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We need officials to help run the meets we have; both internally as well as our committment to other clubs.
The club run meets for two very important reasons:
  • To provide safe competitive swimming for our club swimmers and
  • to help fund the gap between the fees and the costs.

This season we have 4 open meets as well as the usual club events scheduled. Support for these meets is always required. Please dont just watch others volunteer.

I have attached a form for you to complete (click here). Please find some time to fill this out.




2014 - 15 supported competitions:


All supported meets can now be found on the competitions page. Click here to view.

Club Champ 2014 results are now available to download on the results page. Click here to view.


PLEASE NOTE: all communication / queries regarding meets should be handled by your Squad rep unless otherwise directed. This ensures we limit the number of mistakes that can be potentially made. The club appreciates your cooperation in this matter.


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