News & Updates

Club News & Updates

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

Newquay Open Meet 2017

 

Well done to all the TASC swimmers who competed in this years Newquay Open at Bodmin, many of whom where competing for the first time. Congratulations to Hope and Harvey who qualified for the all age groups sprint finals where Hope came 2nd in 50 Fly, 50 Free, 3rd in 50 Back and Harvey came 4th in 50 Fly.

 

The medals winners were:

 

Gold Medals

Lexi Reeves (9) 50 Back, 200 Back

Hope Unstead (13) 50 Free

 

Silver Medals

Harvey Reeves (11) 50 Fly

Hope Unstead (13) 50 Fly, 100 IM

 

Bronze Medals

Lexi Reeves (9) 200 Free

Hope Unstead (13) 50 Back, 50 Free

 

Finals

Harvey Reeves (11) 4th - 50 Fly

Hope Unstead (13) 2nd – 50 Fly, 50 Free, 3rd – 50 Back

 

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

City of Wells Spring Meet 2017

Ten TASC swimmers competed in this years City of Wells Spring meet at Millfiled. They returned triumphant with medals galore after a long and exhausting weekend. Congratulations to all of you!

 

Gold Medals

Adam Lawton (14) 100 IM, 100 Back, 200 Breast, 200 IM, 100 Breast, 100 Back Matthew Lawton (11) 200 IM, 200 Fly, 50 Free

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

Jemima Mitchell (9) 50 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Adam Lawton (14) 50 Back, 50 Fly

Matthew Lawton (11) 100 Fly

Billy Mitchell (11) 100 Breast, 50 Breast

Eddie Mitchell (13) 200 Free, 200 Back

Harvey Reeves (11) 200 Fly, 200 Back

 

Bronze Medals

Adam Lawton (14) 50 Free

Matthew Lawton (11) 50 Fly, 200 Free

Eddie Mitchell (13) 50 Back, 200 IM, 100 Fly

Harvey Reeves (11) 100 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 IM

Devon County Championships 2017

A team of 17 swimmers represented Torridgeside Amateur Swimming Club at this year's Devon County Age Group Championships, a very strong turnout compared to previous years.

 

Some great results were achieved and many medals brought home. Emily Tyrrell also qualified for the Championship Final (fastest eight across all age groups) in 50m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly and finished a respectable 5th place in both races.

 

Gold Medals

Emily Tyrrell - 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke

 

Silver Medals

Matthew Lawton - 200m Butterfly

Billy Mitchell - 50m Breaststroke

 

Bronze Medals

Libby Brown - 50m Backstroke

Emily Forwood - 200m Butterfly

Emily Tyrrell - 100m Breaststroke, 100m Individual Medley

 

 

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!

 

10th Tiverton Sparkler

The early start on Sunday morning didn't deter the 19 TASC swimmers competing in the 10th Tiverton Sparkler Meet, as they ended the day as the second best placed visiting club, behind Exeter City. Team spirit was high and an impressive total of 53 medals were won - 27 gold, 20 silver and 6 bronze with many of the swimmers achieving PBs and County Times. A massive thank you to the coaches for all their hard work.

 

Gold Medals

Maisie Ayers (9) 50 Breast

Libby Brown (12) 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 IM

William Figes (13) 200 Fly

Emily Forwood (11) 100 Fly, 200 Fly

Evan Jenkin (9) 200 Breast

Matthew Lawton (10) 50 Back, 100 IM, 200 Back, 200 Fly, 200 Free

Billy Mitchell (10) 50 Breast, 50 Free, 200 Breast

Lauren Parker (13) 200 Free

Jack Popham (14) 100 Fly, 200 Free

Hope Unstead (12) 50 Free, 200 Back, 200 Free

Paige Unstead (15) 100 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Fly

Jacob West (14) 100 Breast, 200 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Zac Allaway (10) 50 Free, 100 IM

Maisie Ayres (9) 50 Fly

Phoebe Cook (9) 50 Breast

Emily Forwood (11) 200 Free

Evan Jenkin (9) 100 IM

Matthew Lawton (10) 50 Breast

Billy Mitchell (10) 200 Free

Eddie Mitchell (12) 100 Back, 100 Breast, 200 Free

Lauren Parker (13) 100 Fly, 100 Free, 100 IM

Jack Popham (14) 50 Free

Hope Unstead (12) 100 Fly

Paige Unstead (15) 50 Free, 100 Free, 100 IM, 200 Free

 

Bronze Medals

Zac Allaway (10) 50 Back, 50 Free

Libby Brown (12) 100 Free

Phoebe Cook (9) 50 Fly

Poppy Rooke (10) 50 Back

Jacob West (14) 100 IM

 

Mark Foster Swim Camp

On Friday 28 October, five swimmers from TASC took the opportunity to attend a Mark Foster Swimming Academy training camp at Exeter's Riverside Leisure Centre. This was run by Mark Foster, Katy Sexton MBE and their team of professional coaches, sports scientists and nutritionists.

 

Mark has represented Team GB at 5 Olympic games, been 6 times World Champion, 11 times European Champion, 2 times Commonwealth Champion, broke the World Record 8 times and is one of the most successful British swimmers of all time. Katy is the first British woman to win a World Championship gold medal and, after recovering from a major shoulder injury, came back to win a bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games. She has competed at the Olympics twice and was awarded an MBE in the 2004 New Years Honours list.

 

A more inspirational pair to learn from would be hard to find.The children were put through their paces both in the pool and through dry land training with demonstrations from both Mark and Katy. They came away with a lot of information to take on board and they all thoroughly enjoyed their day!

 

Exeter Open

 

We had a very successful meet at the Exeter Open, with our team of 15 swimmers winning 32 medals. Lots of PBs and county times too!

 

Gold Medals

Emily Forwood (11) 50 Fly

Evan Jenkin (9) 50 Breast, 200 Breast

Matthew Lawton (10) 100 Back, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 200 Free

Billy Mitchell (10) 400 Free

Emily Tyrrell (14) 50 Breast, 100 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Libby Brown (12) 50 Back

Emily Forwood (11) 50 Breast, 100 Fly

Evan Jenkin (9) 200 IM

Adam Lawton (13) 400 IM

Matthew Lawton (10) 200 Back

Eddie Mitchell (12) 200 Breast

Harvey Reeves (11) 200 Fly

Lexi Reeves (9) 50 Back, 50 Free

Emily Tyrrell (14) 50 Fly

Paige Unstead (15) 200 Back

 

Bronze Medals

Libby Brown (12) 50 Breast

Emily Forwood (11) 100 Breast

Evan Jenkin (9) 50 Fly

Matthew Lawton (10) 200 Breast

Eddie Mitchell (12) 100 Fly, 400 Free

Lexi Reeves (9) 200 Free

Poppy Rooke (10) 50 Fly

Emily Tyrrell (14) 50 Free

Paige Unstead (15) 200 Fly

 

Exeter Sprints

 

Congratulations to all swimmers who took part in the Exeter Sprints. The medal winners were:

 

Gold Medals

Maisie Ayres (9) 50 Breast, 50 Fly

Evan Jenkin (9) 50 Breast, 100 IM

Jacob West (14) 50 Breast

 

Silver Medals

Maisie Ayres (9) 50 Free, 100 IM

Phoebe Cook (9) 50 Fly

Harvey Reeves (11) 50 Fly

Jacob West (14) 100 IM

 

Bronze Medals

Evan Jenkin 50 Back

Harvey Reeves 50 Breast, 50 Free, 100 IM

Jacob West (14) 50 Fly

 

Plymouth Long Course Summer Open

 

A team of 14 swimmers travelled to Plymouth at the end of July to compete in the Plymouth Leander summer Long Course meet. We won 22 medals in total, 6 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze.

 

Gold Medals

Emily Forwood (11) 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Fly

Eddie Mitchell (12) 50 Free

Jack Popham (14) 100 Fly

 

Silver Medals

Emily Forwood (11) 200 Back

Evan Jenkin (9) 50 Breast, 200 Breast

Eddie Mitchell (12) 100 Free

Harvey Reeves (11) 200 Fly

 

Bronze Medals

Chris Cohen (14) 1500 Free

Emily Forwood (11) 400 Free

Eddie Mitchell (12) 200 Free, 400 Free

Joe Mitchell (13) 200 Breast

Jack Popham (14) 50 Back, 100 Back, 50 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free

Sam Popham (13) 50 Back

 

Devon Development Gala

 

Another successful development Gala for TASC swimmers who won 27 medals, 10 gold, 9 silver and 8 bronze. Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part.

 

Gold Medals

Chris Cohen (15) 1500 Free

William Figes (13) 200 Fly

Evan Jenkins (9) 100 Breast, 100 Fly

Eddie Mitchell (12) 100 Back, 100 Fly, 100 Free, 400 Free, 1500 Free, 200 IM

 

Silver Medals

Chris Cohen (15) 400 Free

James Figes (12) 200 Fly

William Figes (13) 200 IM

Billy Mitchell (10) 100 Breast, 200 Breaststroke

Eddie Mitchell (12) 100 Breast, 200 Back

Emma Moulton (14) 100 IM, 100 Fly

 

Bronze Medals

James Figes (12) 100 IM

William Figes (13) 200 Free

Evan Jenkin (9) 100 IM

Billy Mitchell (10) 200 Free, 400 Free

Joe Mitchell (14) 1500 Free

Emma Moulton (14) 100 Breast, 100 Fly

 

Severnside Tritons Open Meet

Another successful meet for Torridgeside swimmers. At the Severnside Tritons Open Meet at Weston Supermare, Libby, Harvey and Emily won 5 golds, 5 silvers and 6 bronze medals. Congratulations!

 

Gold Medals

Harvey Reeves (10) 50 Fly

Emily Tyrrell (13-14) 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 100 IM

 

Silver Medals

Libby Brown (11-12) 50 Back

Harvey Reeves 100 IM, 100 Fly

Emily Tyrrell 100 Breast, 100 Free

 

Bronze Medals

Libby Brown 50 Free, 100 IM

Harvey Reeves 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back

Emily Tyrrell 100 Back

 

Medal Success at Bodmin

Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the Newquay Cormorants Open at Bodmin on May 8th. We came home with a total of 29 medals! Two of our swimmers qualified for the all age groups sprint finals - Emma Moulton 3rd in 50m Fly and 50m Back and Adam Lawton 3rd in 50m Breast, 4th in 50m Back and 5th in 50m Fly. Well done everyone, great swimming!

 

Gold Medals

Libby Brown (11) 100 IM

Emily Forwood (11) 50m Fly

Adam Lawton (13) 200m Breast

Matthew Lawton (10) 200m Fly, 50m Free

 

Silver Medals

Libby Brown (11) 50m Back, 200m Breast, 50m Fly

Emily Forwood (11) 200m Free, 100 IM, 50m Free

Evan Jenkin (9) 50m Breast

Adam Lawton (13) 50m Breast, 50m Back

Matthew Lawton (10) 50m Fly

Eddie Mitchell (12) 50m Breast, 200m Free

Harvey Reeves (10) 100 IM

 

Bronze Medals

Adam Lawton (13) 100 IM

Matthew Lawton (10) 200m Free, 50m Back, 100 IM

Eddie Mitchell (12) 200m Breast

Harvey Reeves (10) 50m Breast, 50m Fly, 200m Breast, 200m Fly

 

TASC Club Champs Sept 13th, 27th, 30th & Oct 2nd, 4th, 14th, 18th, 20th (See 'Calendar' for event details)

 

Exeter Sprints (Level 3) 24th September @ Exeter

 

Exeter Open (Level 2) 7th & 8th October @ Plymouth

 

Tiverton Sparkler 5th November @ Tiverton

 

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

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