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.

At British Universities Short Course National Championships I competed for Stirling University in the 50 and 100 metre breast stroke and the 50 and 100 metre butterfly. In the 50 and 100 breast I raced against double Olympian Craig Benson.

In 2 fantastic races I managed to touch out Craig in the 50 metre breast stroke to win the title in a personal best time and in the 100 breast the tables were turned and Craig touched me out by just 8/100 of a second but I was delighted not just with the silver medal but in this race I broke the magic minute mark for the first time clocking a 59.75.

In the 100 fly I secured another pb and made the final finishing in 7th place in the final and notched another pb in the 50 fly.

In December I raced in the Scottish National Championships in Edinburgh where I raced in the 50, 100 and 200 metre breast stroke events. In these races I had the privilege of racing Double Olympian and Commonwealth champion Ross Murdoch and Double Olympian Craig Benson. In these 3 races I won 2 silver medals in the 50 and 100 Breast stroke where I managed to split the Olympians recording pb’s of 27:02 and 59:39 and in the 200 breast which is not an event I race much I came 5th and recorded a 4 second pb in a time of 2:11:51.

Last weekend I raced in the British Universities Long Course Championships at Sheffield. I raced in the 50 and 100 metre breast stroke events where I came up against more Olympians! In the 50 breast stroke I grabbed the silver medal behind Olympian James Wilby in a pb of 28:02 with Craig Benson getting bronze. In the 100 breast I gained the bronze medal behind Wilby and Benson in a pb of 62.15.

Finally I raced for Stirling in the 4 x 100 medley relay on the breast stroke leg. In my swim I recorded a 61:70 which enabled the team to take the silver medal.

I am now studying Law at Stirling University (outside of the Somerset area naturally) and am still pursuing my swimming career. With this in mind I would like to take the opportunity to thank all at TS5C for their support over the last 2 years, this has been much appreciated and the financial help has enabled me to build on my swimming career.


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TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

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