TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

"I have just returned from Indianapolis where I competed for British Swimming at the Arena Pro series. I was really pleased with my swims, which were in the middle of a heavy training regime. I am now continuing that block of training back at Bath leading up to the British Championships were I am hoping to gain a place on the British squad for the World Championships.

I am still based at the National Training Centre in Bath under British Swimming head coach Dave Mcnulty.  I am currently ranked in the top 6 in all three distances of breaststroke in the open age group. I am on the Podium Potential for Tokyo 2020 and as such have been identified as a medal potential at these Olympics and beyond which has given my the opportunity to attended two altitude camps since September with British Swimming. I am a member of Team GB."

Charlie had a busy few weeks leading up to Christmas. He competed at the British Swimming Winter Short Course Championship where he won Gold in the 100 and 200, bronze in a very close 50, all with personal bests times. 

Just wanted to update you on my recent success at the British swimming summer Championships. I had a great end of season meet winning gold in all three breaststrokes. I was really pleased with my swims and wanted to thank you for your continued support.

TS5C have kindly supported me for a number of years and that has been a great help towards my swimming pathway. I'm now on a break, before returning to training and continuing on my road towards Tokyo 2020. 

"I had a brilliant British Championships in Glasgow and was really pleased with both my swims improving on my times in both. I secured a place in a very hot 100m breaststroke final and managed to knock over a second off my previous time finishing in a close 6th."

My main focus since the beginning of the season has been to reach my 2nd Olympic trials. I am now in heavy training as well as competing regularly unrested to improve my race fitness. I recently competed in Bristol, where I was able to pb in my 100 race and be just off my 200, which I was very happy with considering my heavy schedule.

On Thursday 10th March, I am funding myself and flying up to Edinburgh, to compete in the Edinburgh international meet. This will be my last swim before the trials.

Your support will mean I am able to fund my trip to Glasgow for the Olympic trials. I have a flight booked, a shared apartment for a week with one other, entries and new trunks to compete in to pay for. The cost of all of this is so far, without my food is enormous. These meets are all part of the process that I am following, as part of the Tokyo 2020 Project, to be a part of the Olympic swim team for Tokyo. My aim is always to swim my best and any selection for a Great Britain team along the way, is a great achievement. Now I have moved into the senior rankings, I am currently ranked 3rd fastest in Britain this year in the 100. I am determined to make my mark, among some of the best breaststroker's in the world!

I have been very busy since moving and training full time at the British Swimming National Centre, Bath. In December I competed in the British Short Course Championships as a senior for the first time, I was really pleased with all my races in which I had PB's, just missing out on the medals.

I have just returned from Texas and Belgium, where I competed in the USA Arena Pro series and the Speedo Flanders Cup in Antwerp,  for British Swimming. I was really happy with my swims,  in the middle of some heavy training, even managing to pick up two 3rd at the Flanders Meet.

I am now in full training for the Olympic trials, which are being held in Glasgow,  in April. 

TAUNTON Deane swimmer Charlie Attwood was on top form at the Ontario Junior International Meet (December 4-6), winning three silver medals as part of the Great Britain team.

On day one Attwood swam 1:00.69 to take his first silver in the 18&U 100m Breaststroke, which was won by USA swimmer Michael Andrew (58.32)

I've defininately had my busiest and best summer yet this year. It's been a tough one though with lots of changes to my coaching so training at times has been quite hard. Despite that, I was selected due to my preformance at British Championships, to represent TEAM GB at the First ever European Games In Baku, I had a fantastic meet and was able to come away with pb's in all my races, as well as an individual Bronze and two team Silvers.

I was also selected to represent Great Britian  at the Fina World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore at the end of August. I was very pleased with my swims and managed to pb yet again in two of my three events missing out on a bronze medal by 0.17 secs. Overall I finished 5th in the 50m and 100m breast stroke and 7th in the 200m breast stroke in the world. It had been a challenging few weeks leading up to the worlds which included driving myself to Bath to train twice a day, three days a week, as well as various other sessions in different pools with different coaches, so although preparation was not at its best I feel I pushed myself hard and well to achieve the results I had.

TS5C's Charlie Attwood had a successful last day at the 1st European Games in Baku claiming a Bronse in the 100m Individual Breaststoke and a Silver in the Team Medley Relay

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