Stacey Tadd

28 December 2010

Sport: Swimming

Event: 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley

Date of and place of birth: 21 February 1989, Bath

Height: 1.76m

Weight: 67.6kg

Club: University of Bath

Coach: Mark Skimming

Biography: Stacey was one of Britain’s brightest young swimming prospects as a teenager, winning two individual gold medals and a relay bronze at the 2003 European Youth Olympics in Paris, making her the most successful British swimmer at the competition.

Her achievements that year were recognized when Stacey was named Most Promising Newcomer at the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year Awards.

Unfortunately Stacey suffered a career-threatening knee injury while in Australia in 2004 and needed operations on the knee in 2004 and 2008.

She showed grit and determined to battle back from the injury to win the 200m individual medley gold at the 2005 British Championships, her first senior British crown.

She represented Great Britain at both the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, and swam for England at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, where she made two finals, finishing sixth in the 200m breaststroke final and seventh in 100m breaststroke.

Stacey joined Team Bath in 2000 as a member of the age group swimming squad and progressed to the Team Bath performance squad, where she was coached by Mark Skimming.

She has since retired from competitive swimming and now helps to deliver the Tribe youth sport programmes here at Team Bath.

Olympic round-up 3 September 2012

Bath celebrates its London 2012 heroes 12 September 2012

Career highlights:
Gold – 100m breaststroke, European Youth Olympics, Paris, France, July 2003
Gold – 200m breaststroke, European Youth Olympics, Paris, France, July 2003
18th – 2.27.18 – Olympic Games, London 2012

British Swimming Athlete Profile: Stacey Tadd

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