Aquatots Sponsorship

                           Aquatot to Aqua’champion


In 2015 Aquatots Swimming was the newest sponsor of the record breaking swimmer Tazmin Pugh, ranked 1st in Europe in the 200m fly (short course). Tragically, Tazmin died in a house fire in October 2018.  We remember her extraordinary talent and friendly personality and feel fortunate to have shared in her swimming adventures.

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 comprises of athletes whose performances 
indicate they have realistic capabilities for making the Olympic Team in Tokyo 2020! 


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 expected Olympic opportunities
 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"


                                                            3rd February 2016

Tazmin has returned from Texas, USA and Antwerp in Belgium where she was competing for Team GB, she was also lucky enough to meet with swimming legend Michael Phelps on her journey!

                              (Tazmin on right)

                                                                 25th February 2016

Tazmin has recently competed in her first domestic Championships in the Open category (16 and over) competing against older girls. Tazmin won 8 of her 9 races gaining Gold and Championship titles across a wide range of strokes and distances reigning victorious over older swimmers in their own specialist events!

                                                                     4th May 2016

Tazmin has received confirmation news of her selection for the European Junior Championships in Hodmezovasarhely Hungary between 6th - 10th July 2016, this follows her achieving top placings in the British Championship Olympic Trials and European Junior Championship Trials in Glasgow a few weeks ago.

We will be sending all our positive thoughts and good luck with Tazmin as this will be the stiffest International Championships yet despite her already competing in Luxembourg, Italy, Samoa, Toronto, USA, and Antwerp in the last twelve months coming home with a host of medals and awards.  

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