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Tiverton Sparkler 2018

It was success all round for Torridgeside Swimming Club at the Tiverton Sparkler Meet last weekend.

 

The team of 27 swimmers won 63 medals, finishing third overall, behind Tiverton and Exeter who had at least twice as many swimmers competing.

 

There were many highlights including 15 year old William Figes winning the Top Boy award, narrowly beating his thirteen year old brother James. Hope Unstead was third in the Top Girl award.

 

Eddie Mitchell won an impressive 6 Gold medals in his 6 races and Ashton Puddifoot won all 4 of his races. For several swimmers these were their first competitive swimming medals.

 

Head Coach Andy Unstead said it was a privilege to coach of such a hard working and enthusiastic team and that they were a credit to their club.

Medalists:

Gold

Libby Brown (14) 200 Breast

James Figes (13) 200 Fly

William Figes (15) 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 100 IM

Lola Meech (10) 200 Fly

Eddie Mitchell (14) 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 IM

Lauren Parker (14) 100 Fly, 100 IM

Ashton Puddifoot (11) 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Back, 200 Fly

Poppy Rooke (12) 100 Fly

Olivia Sayer (18) 100 Free

Hope Unstead (14) 100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Back, 200 Fly

 

Silver

Libby Brown (14) 100 Breast

William Figes (15) 50 Free, 200 Breast

Billie-Jo Ford(17) 100 Breast

Billy Mitchell (12) 100 IM, 200 Free, 200 Breast

Lauren Parker (14) 200 Free, 200 Fly

Sam Popham (15) 100 Breast, 100 Back, 100 Fly, 100 IM

Eloise Prouse (9) 100 Back

Harvey Reeves (13) 100 Back, 100 Breast

Poppy Rooke (12) 200 Breast

Hope Unstead (14) 50 Free, 100 Back

 

Bronze

Libby Brown (14) 50 Free, 100 Free

Imogen Cook (10) 100 Fly

Anna Drawer (14) 100 Fly, 200 Fly

James Figes (13) 100 Fly, 200 Back

William Figes (15) 100 Free, 200 Back

Henry Gaton (10) 50 Free

Ellie May Johns (9) 100 Back

Billie Mitchell (12) 100 Free

Jessie Parker (13) 100 Fly

Sam Popham (15) 50 Free

Harvey Reeves (13) 50 Free

Olivia Seward (16) 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 50 Free, 100 Free

Hope Unstead (14) 100 Breast

Exeter City Level 2 - Lyndsay Powell Memorial Meet, 20th & 21st Oct @Plymouth

 

Weston Super Mare Halloween Level 3 Meet, 27th & 28th October @ Hutton Moor - dealine 24th Sept

 

TASC Club Championships Nov 10th & 17th. Warm up 2:15pm -deadline 12th Oct

 

Taunton Deane & Street Dec Level 3 Meet, 1st & 2nd Dec @ Millfield - deadline 1st Oct

 

Devon County Championships 2019 @Plymouth

12th Jan - 800m (LC)

13th,19th, 20th Jan & 9th,10th Feb - Short Course

23rd Feb - 1500m (LC)

 

2nd Mar - Club Relays (LC)

3rd Mar - Interclub

 

Entry packs and more details are available in 'Links & Downloads'

Affiliated to the Western Counties & Devon ASA

Welsh Summer Nationals 2018

From Monday 30 July until Sunday 5 August, 13 year old Emily Forwood was invited to take part in the Welsh National Championships at the Wales National Pool in Swansea.

 

She competed in 9 events during the week, just missing out on a final qualification in both 50m butterfly (30.92s) and 100m butterfly (1:11.13s), but qualified for a final place in the 50m backstroke when she finished in 5th place (32.94s), came home with a bronze medal and a new PB in 1500m freestyle (19:37.76s) and silver medal and a new PB in 200m butterfly (2:33.38s).

 

She was presented with her silver medal by Rio paralympic breaststroke champion Aaron Moores.This was a great result for her first time attending this meet and is looking forward to even more success at next year's event.

 

A massive thank you to Head Coach Andy Unstead, for all his effort in preparing Emily for this competition, and despite not being present at the competition in Swansea, watched every race as it was streamed live and continued to provide advice via social media throughout the week.

 

 

Devon Sprints and Development Gala

A team of 18 swimmers competed in the annual Devon Sprints Gala, bringing home a total of 7 medals, 6 gold and 1 silver. Harvey Reeves had an impressive meet, winning gold in all 4 of his events.

 

Gold Medals

Evan Jenkin (11) 50 Breast

Harvey Reeves (13) 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 50 Free

Jemima Mitchell (11) 50 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Lexi Reeves (11) 50 Back

 

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In the Devon Development Gala, a team of 11 swimmer won 13 medals, 7 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.In addition to winning 8 medals, Lauren Parker also qualified for the 15 yrs Skins final where she finished in second place.

 

Gold Medals

Chris Cohen (17) 100 Breast

Lauren Parker (15) 400 Free, 800 Free, 200 Fly, 200 IM

Harvey Reeves (13) 100 Fly, 200 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Lauren Parker (15) 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Free

Harvey Reeves (13) 200 Back

 

Bronze Medals

Anna Drawer (14) 800 Free

Lauren Parker (15) 200 Breast

 

Torridgeside swimmers impress in tough conditions

It was a successful weekend for Torridgeside Swimming Club as they won Top Club at the Severnside Tritons Open Meet in Weston Super Mare.

 

Torridgeside took a 19 strong team for the event and were joined by 13 other clubs from the Avon and Somerset area.

 

It was expected to be a tough weekend in the pool with hot conditions throughout the course of the meet. However, TASC impressed throughout winning a total of 83 medals, including 42 golds, which helped them secure Top Club and their biggest medal haul of the year so far.

 

Head Coach Andy Unstead was thrilled with his squads performances, despite the tough conditions and said “I’m extremely proud of the team, it was an extremely successful weekend.”

 

Adam Lawton was the standout swimmer for the team winning gold in ten of his 12 events as well as two silvers, as he secured top boy in what was an impressive weekend for him individually.

 

It was great preparation for the team as they prepare for the Devon Development meet which starts on the 16th June, and they’ll hope to replicate this type of form.

 

Joseph Tyrrell

Two Counties Spring Meet 2018

A team of 25 swimmers competed in the Two Counties Spring Meet hosted by Caradon and Dinnaton swimming clubs at Plymouth. The team won an impressive 29 Gold, 28 Silver and 28 Bronze medals, with Emily Forwood and Adam Lawton winning 7 Gold and 1 Silver each from 8 events.

 

In addition to medals, Emily Forwood, Libby Brown and Hope Unstead qualified for the 14 years and under Skins final where Emily finishing first, Libby third and Hope fourth. Paige Unstead finished fifth in the 15 years and over Skins final. In the Boys 14 years and under Skins final, Eddie Mitchell finished third and Adam Lawton finished second in the 15 years and over final.

 

Gold Medals

Libby Brown (13) 100 Free

Emily Forwood (13) 400 Free, 50 Back, 50 Free, 100 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 Free, 50 Fly

Adam Lawton (15) 50 Back, 100 IM, 50 Breast, 100 Back, 200 Back, 200 Breast, 100 Breast

Matthew Lawton (12) 200 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Fly

Billy Mitchell (12) 200 Breast

Jemima Mitchell (10) 100 Free

Lauren Parker (14) 200 Fly

Harvey Reeves (12) 200 IM

Lexi Reeves (10) 200 Fly

Olivia Seward (15) 50 Breast, 100 Breast

Paige Unstead (17) 200 IM, 50 Fly

Liberty Wright (10) 100 IM, 50 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Libby Brown (13) 200 Breast, 100 Breast

Emily Forwood (13) 100 IM

Evan Jenkin (11) 200 IM

Adam Lawton (15) 50 Fly

Matthew Lawton (12) 100 Free, 50 Breast, 200 Free, 100 IM

Billy Mitchell (12) 100 Breast

Eddie Mitchell (14) 50 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 200 Free

Jemima Mitchell (10) 50 Breast

Sam Popham (15) 200 IM, 100 Fly

Harvey Reeves (12) 200 Fly, 200 Back

Lexi Reeves (10) 200 Back

Olivia Seward (15) 100 Fly

Hope Unstead (14) 100 IM, 100 Fly

Paige Unstead (17) 100 IM, 50 Free, 100 Fly

Liberty Wright (10) 100 Back, 200 IM

 

Bronze Medals

Libby Brown (13) 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 IM, 100 Back, 50 Fly

Rhyme Elson (10) 100 Free

Evan Jenkin (11) 100 Breast, 200 Breast

Eddie Mitchell (14) 100 IM, 100 Back, 50 Free

Jemima Mitchell (10) 200 Breast

Lauren Parker (14) 200 IM, 100 Fly

Sam Popham (15) 100 Breast

Harvey Reeves (12) 100 Back, 100 Fly, 50 Fly

Lexi Reeves (10) 100 Fly

Olivia Seward (15) 50 Free

Maisie Stevens (9) 50 Back, 200 IM, 200 Back, 200 Breast

Hope Unstead (14) 100 Back, 200 Back, 50 Fly

Paige Unstead (17) 50 Back

 

Devon County Championships 2018

This year Torridgeside Swimming Club took a team of 19 swimmers to compete in the 2018 Devon County ASA Age Group Championships which were held in Plymouth across several weekends in January and February.

 

We won 2 gold medals, five silvers and three bronze. Emily Tyrrell won gold in the 16-years 50m backstroke and silver in 100m breaststroke and 100 IM. She also qualified for the championship finals in 50m breast and 50m fly.

 

Emily Forwood won gold in the 14-years 200m fly and silver in both the 50m and 100m fly. Adam Lawton won silver in 100 back for 15-years. Hope Unstead won bronze in the 14-years 100 fly and Paige Unstead won bronze medals in both the 50m and 100m back for 17-years and over.

Tiverton Sparkler Nov 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another traditional early morning start for the annual Tiverton Sparkler saw 24 TASC swimmers competing in this popular swimming meet. With the added excitement of 'hot heats', the swimmers and their supporters enjoyed a fantastic day of competition, winning many medals throughout the day.

 

Gold Medals

William Figes (14) 100 Fly, 200 Fly

Emily Forwood (12) 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Back

Evan Jenkin (10) 50 Breast, 100 Breast

Eddie Mitchell (13) 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Back

Hope Unstead (13) 100 Free

 

Silver Medals

James Figes (12) 200 Fly

Emily Forwood (12) 200 Free

Billie-Jo Ford (16) 200 Breast

Lauren Parker (14) 100 IM, 200 Back

Maisie Stevens (9) 50 Back

Hope Unstead (13) 100 Free, 200 Back

Jacob West (15) 100 IM

 

Bronze Medals

Sonny Baxter (9) 100 IM

Emily Forwood (12) 100 Free

Billie-Jo Ford (16) 100 IM

Evan Jenkin (10) 100 IM

Billy Mitchell (11) 100 IM

Lauren Parker (14) 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 Breast

Hope Unstead (13) 200 Breast

Jacob West (15) 200 Breast

 

 

North Cornwall Dragons Nov 2017

 

Gold Medals

Emily Forwood (12) 800m, 1500m

Lauren Parker (14) 1500m

 

Silver Medals

Lauren Parker (14) 800m

 

Exeter Open October 2017

 

Gold Medals

Matthew Lawton (11) 200

Emily Tyrrell (15) 50 Free

 

Silver Medals

Emily Forwood (12) 50 Fly, 100 Fly

Matthew Lawton (11) 100 Fly

Eddie Mitchell (13) 50 Back

Emily Tyrrell (15) 50 Breast, 100 Breast

 

Bronze Medals

Adam Lawton (14) 100 Back, 200 Back

Matthew Lawton (11) 100 IM, 400 IM

Eddie Mitchell (13) 50 Free

Lauren Parker (13) 200 Fly

Emily Tyrrell (15) 50 Back, 50 Fly

 

 

Exeter Sprints September 2017

 

Gold Medals

Billie-Jo Ford (16) 50 Breast

Emily Forwood (12) 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free

Eddie Mitchell (13) 50 Breast, 50 Back

Hope Unstead (13) 50 Back

Jacob West (15) 50 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Evan Jenkin (10) 50 Breast

Billy Mitchell (11) 50 Free

Sam Popham (14) 100 IM

Hope Unstead (13) 50 Fly

Jacob West (15) 50 Back

 

Bronze Medals

Emily Forwood (12) 100 IM

Lauren Parker (13) 50 Fly

Hope Unstead (13) 100 IM

 

 

Severnside Tritons June 2017

 

Another fantastic meet for TASC swimmers at Severnside Tritons last weekend. The team of 12 brought home 42 medals, 18 gold, 15 silver and 9 bronze. Adam Lawton won an amazing 10 gold medals, one silver and one bronze and was narrowly beaten for the Top Boy award.

 

Gold Medals

Libby Brown (13) 100 IM, 50 Breast

Adam Lawton (14) 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back, 50 Breast, 100 Breast, 200 Breast,50 Fly, 100 Fly, 100 IM, 200 IM

Jemima Mitchell (9) 50 Breast

Lexi Reeves (9) 50 Back

Emily Tyrrell (15) 50 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 100 IM

 

Silver Medals

Libby Brown (13) 100 Free

Adam Lawton (14) 50 Free

Eddie Mitchell (13) 200 IM

Jemima Mitchell (9) 100 Breast

Harvey Reeves (11) 200 Breast

Emily Tyrrell (15) 100 Back, 50 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free

Paige Unstead (16) 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 Fly

 

Bronze Medals

Darcy Bramble (11) 200 Fly

Libby Brown (13) 50 Back

Adam Lawton (14) 100 Free

Eddie Mitchell (13) 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free

Harvey Reeves (11) 100 Back, 100 Breast

Paige Unstead (16) 200 Free

Two Counties Spring Meet 2017

Congratulations to Hope, Libby, Paige & Emily who competed in the Two Counties meet held at Plymouth over the Easter weekend. They won lots of medals and set many PBs.

 

Libby & Paige qualified for the Medley Skins finals where Libby came second in the 14 yrs and under age group and Paige came third in the 15 yrs and over age group. Well done girls!

 

 

Gold Medals

Libby Brown (12) 100 IM, 100 Free

Emily Forwood (12) 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly

Hope Unstead (13) 200 Fly

Paige Unstead (16) 200 IM

 

Silver Medals

Libby Brown (12) 100 Back

Emily Forwood (12) 200 Breast

Hope Unstead (13) 200 IM

 

Bronze Medals

Emily Forwood (12) 400 Free

Paige Unstead (16) 100 IM

 

Medley Skins

14 yrs & under – Libby Brown - 2nd place

15 yrs & over – Paige Unstead - 3rd place

Larry Hill rewarded by ASA

Our long standing and much loved coach Larry Hill recently attended a prestigious lunch at the University of Birmingham where he received the Amateur Swimming Association's (ASA) Silver award in the category of Services to Aquatics. The award was presented by Rio 2016 Olympic diving bronze medallist Dan Goodfellow and Rio 2016 Paralympic swimming gold medallist Ellie Robinson.

 

Larry has been involved with Torridgeside Amateur Swimming Club (TASC) for over 40 years and has inspired generations of young swimmers. Congratulations Larry, we're all very proud of you!