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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



Qualification period for British Summer Championships announced

The establishment of a new British Summer Championship for 2015 was announced in October as the first headline component of a broader British Swimming Performance Pathway Strategy.

Qualification to this event and to the associated English, Scottish and Welsh end of season competitions will be via invitation based long course rankings produced following a specific qualification period. For 2015 the qualifying period is defined as follows:

All appropriately licensed/accredited long course competitions in the period 13 March to 31 May 2015 (inclusive).

Results from the following specific events will also be included in the qualification rankings:

ASA North West Regional Championships (6 - 7 June 2015)
ASA North East Regional Championships (6 - 7 and 13 - 14 June 2015)
ASA Midlands Championships (6 - 7 June 2015)
ASA East Regional Championships (6 - 7 and 13 - 14 June 2015)

It is anticipated that qualification lists will be published on 10 June, with any additional qualifiers from the above 13 - 14 June events to be published on 17 June.

It is expected that all ASA Regional long course Championships will fall within the main qualification period from 2016 onwards.

The new competition structure has been designed to expose an even greater number of young, talented swimmers to national competition whilst at the same time providing a firm foundation to ensure Britain sees more of its exciting junior talent transition to becoming successful senior athletes.

The 2015 British Summer Championships will be held 28 July – 2 August, in Sheffield.

This article is courtesy of www.swimming.org can be found here.





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!
Revised Sunday training for Squad and Comp 1 swimmers:

Please note the times for this weekend (23rd November) have changed to 8.00 to 10.00.

No excuses not to attend!

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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