Aquatots Swimming Ltd is the new sponsor of record breaking swimmer Tazmin Pugh, ranked 1st in the Europe in the 200m fly (short course).
When Dad Ian began Aquatot baby swimming classes with daughter Tazmin aged at 6 months he never imagined the lengths she would swim to get to the promising position she is in now. Aquatots Managing Director and teacher Fiona Munt-Whittle recognised the raw talent of Tazmin even from such a young age and supportive Ian took Fiona’s advice and regularly visitied the pool with Tazmin outside of lessons to encourage her enthusiam for swimming.
At 15 Tazmin is travelling the world competing for England, her recent trip to the Commonweath Youth Games in Somoa saw her win 6 medals out of 8 events and help Team England come second with an overall 25 medals (Tazmin bringing home the most individual medals!).
The lastest exciting news is that Tazmin has been offered a place by British Swimming on the World Class programme ‘Podium Potential’, this small group compises of athletes whose performances indicate they have realistic capabilities for making the Olympic Team in 2016 and medal potential at those Games or in 2020, she is also due to represent Team GB in Canada this December!
Pershore raised Tazmin joined her first swim team at 5 and is now on a sponsorship at Ellesmere College regularly competing for her school team the ‘Titans’ – In fact she represented the West Midlands at the English Schools Swimming Inter-Divisional Championships (short-course) in Leeds on 3rd / 4th October where she gained her ‘1st in Europe’ title.
It does not stop there though, Tazmin’s older sister Brittany now takes her 2 year old son Ted swimming at our Tewkesbury Park Hotel venue. With Auntie Tazmin as a role model and swimming talent running in the family – who knows where Ted will be in a few years time – WATCH THIS SPACE!
Aquatots sponsorship will support Tazmins training and competing. With four training camps a year, multiple events to attend and lots of equipment to fund – Tazmins talent does require some additional funding! We are working closely with Tazmin to raise awareness of her amazing talent and to support her need of more sponsorship and donations, with Tazmin being tipped to be at the 2021 Olympics we need to ensure she receives the grassroots support now to aid her in her journey to the top!
Tazmin says “I am delighted that Aquatots is sponsoring me as they were the ones to truly get me into my love of water. I really appreciate what they are doing to help and I hope it gets more parents involved with it as I think it is important for life skills as well as a hobby and I’m sure my sister who attends these sessions would thoroughly agree”
You can see Tazmins outstanding talent reflected in the medal chart below – this ONLY shows medals won in the since August 2014
Where Is Tazmin Now
22nd October 2015 – Flying off to Lanzarote for a swim camp