An amazing weekend of swimming for TD!

December 6th, 2018

The weekend of 30th Nov – 2nd December was an extremely  busy and successful one for our swimmers with many of them competing far and wide around the country.  Find out where and what happened below:

Welsh Winter Short Course Championships at the National Pool, Swansea.

Last weekend saw many Torfaen Dolphins compete at the Welsh Winter Short Course Championships at the National Pool in Swansea. Three full days of fierce high level competitive swimming. The focus for the swimmers this weekend was to build on the success and experiences gained at the Stockport Metro Swim meet two weeks earlier by delivering ‘elite skills’ on starts, turns and consistent stroke rates from start to finish. All swimmers that competed achieved personal best times, with many swimmers making finals and winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals along the way. A large percentage of the team were swimming ‘out of age’ or competing at the senior level for the first time, these experiences will certainly help with each swimmers confidence in their journey towards swimming excellence!

Tom Croke (P1 Assistant Coach)


National Para-Swimming Championships, Manchester

Top para-swimmers from across the UK took to the pool this weekend at Manchester (1-2 December) including our own Alex Rosser, Dylan Broom and Meghan Willis (featured below with her medals). More than 220 para-swimmers took part in the long course event organised by Activity Alliance in partnership with British Para-Swimming.

“What a day! They say a journey is never smooth and we’ve had one of those today. We are so proud of our little para swimmer with the resilience she has shown up against, at times, older swimmers! She smashed it and got a gold and 2 silvers in the 10-13 aged category!” Suzanne

 Tigersharks Last Chance Open Meet, Swindon.

It was a weekend which saw our coaches and swimmers spread out like a dusting of snow all over the UK….even though we had lots of rain! We had the mighty Alun, Brett and Sean at Swindon for the Tigersharks ‘Last Chance’ Open Meet with a variety of swimmers from Performance 1, 2 and 3 squads. What a fantastic venue! Although there wasn’t much room poolside, we had swimmers achieving fantastic pbs and winning lots of medals. I thought I was surrounded by a bunch of B.A.Baracuses from the ‘A’ Team at one point, as everyone seemed to be earning some bling! They all showed huge determination and have such massive hearts! We had an army of officials representing the club with us, who also gave their all. The parents too, as always were a superb help (despite them having to sweat it out on the balcony!) and I’d like to thank them all for their continued support! We even received a comment from the Head Judge that the TD coaches certainly  ‘knew their stuff,’ when it came to DQs and challenging decisions.

After the first day was complete, we had a great night out on Saturday and then it was back to business on Sunday where we picked up from the day before. Oh yes, I mustn’t forget to mention how superb the food was – we had a roast Turkey Christmas lunch on the Sunday. Yummy!! Thank you, Swindon Tigersharks!

All in all, we had outstanding performances from all and some brilliant results. You couldn’t ask for more from the swimmers. Well done!

Alun, Brett & Sean

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2 days ago

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Congratulations to all of our swimmers who took part in the SEW Development meet today!! Amazing performances all round. 💪🐬🎉🏅💪
Thanks to our coaches, officials and parents for your continued support!!

Here are a few pics of some of our pentathlon winners.
12yr old boys - 1st place Iolo Warman-Powell,
3rd place James Newton, 6th place Keian Mruk.
12yr old girls - 1st place Isobel Jones.
11 Yr old boys - 1st place Lucas Mruk, 2nd place Alex George.
11 Yr old girls - 1st place Emily Crawshay-Williams, 10th place Teagan Bick.
10 Yr old boys - 1st place Ioan Mills, 3rd place Ellis Rosser, 7th place Gene Hughes.
10 Yr old girls - 3rd place Bethan Knight.
9 Yr old boys - 2nd place Ioan Warman-Powell, 4th place Evan Bridgewater.
9 Yr old girls - 4th place Florence Newton.
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Amazing well done all 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🐬🐬

Well done everyone 👏👏

Well done everyone!!! Lovely to see so many smiles and thank you to the coaches there today!! #tdrules xx

Awesome well done TD

Awesome... well done TD 👊🏻

Fantastic effort, huge well done swimmers and coaches 👋👋👋👋👋

Loving the smile on Swimmers faces well done everyone 👏👏👏

Well done all.

Bloody fantastic x

It’s great to hear so many TD swimmers doing so well. As always a big shout to the coaches and officials.

Amazing swimming everyone! 🐬💪🏼

Awesome!!! 💪🏻🏆

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3 weeks ago

Torfaen Dolphins

Just a reminder that all sessions are on tonight as normal at Palc, including land training.
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Ioan won't be at land training tonight sorry x

3 weeks ago

Torfaen Dolphins

Huge congratulations to our Wyvern League Team swimmers today. A win in the final 3rd round and overall Wyvern League 1st place for a second year running. Congratulations to all involved!!! Thanks too to our coaches, helpers and parents for their continued support!! A brilliant achievement and we are super proud of you all!
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Well done Torfaen! You did a fantastic job over all three rounds. A well deserved win 😁👍🏼 x

Great team effort and a great celebration too! Well done everyone!

Well done everyone. Amazing 🐬🏆

Well done Torfaen Dolphins Great skills shown throughout the rounds a credit to you and your coaches. Keep up the good work

Well done everyone. Amazing 🐬🏆

Well done all 😀

Well done all awesome achievement x td rocks x🏊‍♂️👍👏💪💕

Well done everyone fantastic team, fantastic coaches 👏👏🙌🙌

Awesome!!! Well done all!!! Hope you had an amazing celebration!! You all deserve it! 🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

Well done everyone. 🐬

An awesome team x An amazing club 🐬💪🏻🔥

Well done team and coaches 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

Awesome, well done the Wyvern 😍

Well done everyone 👏👏👏

Fantastic ⭐️💪🏼❤️xx

Well done to all the kids who swam any of the 3 rounds the coaches and parents you brought it home again! Fingers crossed for 3rd time lucky next year 🤞🤞team td rocks!

Well done all.😁

Fantastic love these photos 🏆🥇🥇🥇🥇💕💕💕💕⭐️

BOOM 👊🏻💥 Well done Guys 🏆

Well done to everyone involved! What a team! 🌟👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🏆

Well done everyone.

Well done TD 👏🏻😀🏆

We couldn’t get them out of the pool!!!

Brilliant! 🏆🏊‍♂️👏👏👏

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