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 qualified for 8 races and chose to swim 6 of these - 1 on each of the days of the competition. I competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and breaststroke as well as the 200 and 400 IM events.

On the first two days of the competition I swam the two 100 events, improving best times in both events and making the final in the backstroke event.

The third day saw the 400 IM and the heat was far from text book; from the dive my goggles filled with water, leaving me to swim the rest of the race almost blind - which is somewhat difficult in a 4 minute race. However, I managed to qualify for the final, where I swam a personal best time, finishing third and winning a bronze medal.

Over the next three days I swam in the three 200 races, making finals in the 200 IM and backstroke. In the IM race I finished 6th in a tight field where less than 1 second separated 3rd and 6th. In the backstroke I finished 4th, narrowly missing out on third again by just 0.3 seconds, however I swam personal best times in both of these races. Although slightly disappointed at some of my swims, I can draw many positives from the week and can use it as an opportunity to learn. 

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