Chris Cook 26 September 2014

Chris Cooke Returns

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We are delighted to welcome Chris back to Tadcaster for a presentation and swim clinic on the 26th September 2014.

His amazing swimming achievements and teaching have earned the highest respect from everyone who has attended. Early booking is recommended. Further details can be found from the reception at Tadcaster pool.

Chris has represented his country over 30 times at international level, including Commonwealth and Olympic Games. He was double Commonwealth champion as well as Commonwealth record-holder, and has won numerous medals at World Championships.

With the recent success of British swimmers at the Commonwealth Games it is a fantastic opportunity to hear about Chris’s first-hand experiences at the Games and the effort and motivation that went into achieving his goals.

Chris will be giving a talk to all Squad swimmers at 5pm on the social deck

This will be followed by 2 training sessions in the pool to which all members of Squad are invited:

  • Foundation Squad and Group C swimmers – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Rest of TSS – 6.45pm – 8.00pm.

The cost of this session will be £3.00 per swimmer. There is now a booking form at reception for you to sign your child(ren) up and payment is required when booking. Please ensure you sign your child up for the correct session.



2001 – World University Games Beijing, China (5th in final 100m breaststroke)
2003 – British & Commonwealth Record Holder 100m Breaststroke
2003 – European Championship Finalist 100m breaststroke, Dublin, Ireland European Championships
2004 – Olympic Games, Athens, Greece, 200m breaststroke, Semi Final
2005 – World Championships finalist 100m & 50m Breaststroke (5th & 6th position), Montreal, Canada
2005 – European Bronze medallist in 4x50m medley relay, Trieste, Italy. European Championships
2005 – Newcastle Sports Council Sports Performer of the Year
2006 – Double Commonwealth Champion, Commonwealth Record Holder, Melbourne, Australia, Commonwealth Games
2006 – Bronze Medallist World Championship, 50m Breaststroke, Shanghai, China
2006 – Bronze Medallist European championships, Budapest, Hungary. European Champs, 4x100m medley relay
2006 – BBC North East Sports Personality of the Year
2008 – British & Commonwealth Record, first British male to break the 60 second barrier, (59.88) 100m breaststroke
2008 – Olympic Finalist, Beijing, Olympic Games, 6th Position 4x100m medley relay (British Record)