Tom Dean wins GOLD & SILVER at the Commonwealth Youth Games

Well done to Tom Dean who won a SILVER medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas in the 400m Individual medley event on Thursday evening. In a time of 4.24.47 he was beaten into second place by Kiwi Lewis Clareburt. 

He then qualified for the 200IM final on Saturday 22nd July and in an exciting final was crowned Commonwealth Youth Games Champion winning the GOLD in a time of 2.02.13.

Very well done Tom !! 

Full results can be found using the below link 


Tom Dean Selected for Commonwealth Youth Games

Tom Dean is part of a squad of 12 swimmers who have been  selected to represent Team England at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.This is his first experience of an international multi-sport event and is an important part in his development.

The swimmers will join athletes from six other sports in the Caribbean, introducing Judo and Beach Volleyball for the first time. The event is taking place this week from the 19th-23rd July. Around 1,300 athletes will compete for a possible 94 medals.

Fred Furniss England Team Leader says: “This I believe is a strong team England team and the vast majority of the swimmers are part of the Great Britain Junior team selected for the European Junior Championships in Netanya Israel.  “The team is selected on a ‘best fit’ basis with individuals covering the full range of events at the Games.  “This will be a great opportunity for our athletes. It will give them their first experience of competition in a multi-sport environment with swimming being one of the seven sports at the Games.

“Going forward, this will benefit our athletes in their continued development should they progress to major games selection at a later stage in their swimming career.”

A Great Performance by Tom Dean at the LEN European Junior Championships 2017

Tom Dean has been outstanding at the LEN European Junior Championships in Netanya , Israel this week ( 28th June to 2nd July) . Firstly he did well to make the final in the 200m breaststroke event - coming 8th overall and in a new personal best time. In the 200m IM event he qualified third fastest for the final and pulled out a superb performance to win gold and be crowned European Junior Champion in a fantastic time of 2.01.02. Finally he finished the championship off by again making the final in the 400m IM event and taking a silver narrowly beaten by Hungarian swimmer Balazs Hollo . 


MKDJL Round 2

The second round of the MKDJL held at the Chilterns Pool in Amersham on 1st July was an exciting event which saw Marlins neck and neck with Amersham after the relays - both teams having 63 points - with some great swims from the 9 and 10 year old relay teams. In the individual events - Marlins swimmers continued to shine with first place finishes for Helena and Sam Kennedy,  Chloe Platt, Charlotte Heard-Norrish , Matthew Burrows, Jake Foster, Ben Phillips , William Dean , Ethan Wills and Lars Cheli . At the half way point Marlins had a small lead over Amersham but were pulled back to a two point deficit at the 40 events mark .  With only the relays to go Marlins fought hard but narrowly missed out coming second to Amersham .   Final scores were :

Amersham      248

Maidenhead    246

Putteridge     153

Chalfont B     137

Sea Byrds      118 

Well done to all the swimmers and a special thank you to coach - Zoe Tarrant who was attending her last gala with Marlins . The final round will be held on Saturday 9th September - please look out for the team list . 

British Call Up For Tom Dean


Follow Tom's progress and find out more about the Championships at http://www.len.eu/?p=8160

Tom Dean is heading off to Netanya in Israel having been selected to compete at the LEN European Junior Swimming Championships. He will be part of a team of 37 British athletes at the Championships which runs from 28th June to 2nd July.

His selection comes off the back of his performance at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield and is part of a strategy by British Swimming aimed at inspiring a generation of young athletes to commit to a journey towards Tokyo 2020 Olympic success by exposing them to high level junior international competition.

Tom will be flying out this coming Saturday to train with the GB squad before taking part in the opening ceremony on Wednesday 28th June . Tom will then be competing in the 200m Breast stroke, 200m & 400m Medley Events. For the 200m Medley event - he is entered as Great Britain's number 1 swimmer, as he won the Junior National 200m Medley Championship at Ponds Forge in April.

In the lead up to the Championships, Tom and his coach , Paul Lloyd , attended a team training day with the rest of the GB squad at Loughborough. This event was led by Great Britain's Youth Performance Director,  Tim Jones , during which he stressed to the swimmers that this is a step on their journey to senior international swimming.

This is an exciting opportunity for Tom and we wish him well for the competition.