Welcome to the Taunton Deane Swimming Network Clubs Page
Speed Test Submissions
There is a form to complete for the swimmers following on from the test which is available via this link.
I am asking everyone to do a 15m speed test over the next week (all groups)
National age group swimmers with Steve
Steph did herself proud by just making the final of the 100m backstroke in 10th position, but she had other plans! Going out very strongly with a good start, she kept in contention for the full 100 metres, touching in 8th position!
Congratulations to Yeovil & District Swimming Club
Yeovil win Top Visiting Club award at TDS Summer Level 3 open meet. Well done to all their swimmers!!
Yeovil & District Time Trials
Yeovil and District Swimming Club hosted another great time trails this Sunday 22nd April at Oxley Sports centre. Swimmers from Yeovil, Wells & Shepton Mallet, Heron, North Dorset Turbos and Bridport Barracuds all took part. It was amazing to see so many young swimmers entering the events and so eager to develop their racing skills. The afternoon saw some very competitive racing, with 37 swimmers aged 11 and under, it was wonderful to see so many very young swimmers trying new events for the first time also developing their starting, turning and stroke skills.
The judges all agreed it was fantastic to see so many really young swimmers turning and finishing correctly. During the event the judges spent time talking to the young swimmers when infringements were made to explain what the swimmers needed to do to improve their skills. In all, 115 p.b’s were gained, new friendships made and of course a lot of horse parents who had cheered loudly all afternoon.
The biggest excitement came at the end of the day when the skins events began. With the eventual winners fighting off some very stiff competition in the fast, furious and very close racing. The Coaches from Wells & Shepton Mallet thought that the whole day’s events were a fantastic success and will be coming back with their swimmers for the next Time Trials in July. As well as the first time swimmers it was good to see numerous parents of YDSC swimmers trying their hands at time keeping for the first time and young volunteers helping the officials, recording times and posting results
12under Girls; Jessica Carroll YDSC
12under Boys; John Byrne YDSC
13over Girls; Maddy White YDSC
13over Boys; Ben Card YDSC
A Massive thank you goes out to Oxley sports centre staff for the use of the centre, the time trial organisers, officials and helpers without all of you we could not continue to develop swimming in South Somerset.
Taunton Deane Level 1 Easter Meet
Taunton Deane Swimming would like to say a big "Thank You" to Clevedon, Yeovil, Tiverton and Wellington swimming clubs for attending and supporting our Level 1 Easter Open Meet.
Cyprus Training Camp 2012
Training camp was a great week with some swimmers trebaling thier normal weekly volumes.
There was a big focus on swimming skills as well as training and there was some great use of video analysis from the team satff with the swimmers.
This is availible from team staff, please let them know if you want the footage.
The hotel was outstanding once again.
Well done to all the swimmers who went, won awards when there and who have come back and continued thier hard work!
Many thanks to the team manager Nicki A and Pete B for being on the camp and all the expert medical advice from Linda P.
Looking forward to next year!
Welcome Jenna Ingram, new club/network Physio
Jenna will be supporting the network of clubs and TDS with monthly physiotherapy visits. These will normally be on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the TDS squad session from 7-9pm. (the April day will be on the 2nd Wednesday). It is anticipated the consultation/treatment will be in 20minute slots.
Jenna will also be available for interim treatment/consultation at a cost of £15 which is a great rate for a physio.
Swimmers need to complete a consent form proir to seeing Jenna and it is recommended that young swimmers bring a parent.
This is a very professional step forward for the club as we continue to grow and develop with the network of clubs. We would like to thank Jenna for her support moving forward.
Current National Qualifiers
Georgia Ardren, Charlie Attwood, Amelia Chappell, Libby Mitchell, Rachel Palarm, Steph Reynolds, Becky Wilde, Kayleigh Parker, Emily Yap, Vicky Rayson, Beth Newton, Joe Marsh, Kirsty Manning.
Clevedon's National Qualifiers, coached by Pete Bowen
Amelia Chappell has achieved her first ever NQT in the 100 Butterfly with a time of 1.11.22
Steph Reynolds has qualified in the 100 backstroke with a time of 65.92
Well done Steph & Amelia!!
Winners of ASA SWR
"NETWORK CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010/2011"
Congratulations to all the following, who won the award for their work with the network:
Pete Bowen - Head coach Clevedon
Mark Rawle - Head coach Yeovil (for work as Bridgwater Head coach)
Steve Carder - Head coach Tiverton
Paul Ritchie - For work as Yeovil Head coach
Paul Ryman - Head coach Frome
"A COMBINED SUCCESS"