Turaya makes a splash at British Swimming National Championships

Posted on 16th August 2019 by

Cornish swimmer Turaya Evans was granted £1,500 in June 2019 by Young & Talented Cornwall. This contributed towards her fees at at the BEST Academy in Mallorca, which combines elite swimming training with a BTEC qualification from Loughborough University.


A swimmer since the age of 4, Turaya holds an impressive history of achievement in the swimming pool, and the years haven’t slowed her down. Turaya has maintained a Top Ten ranked position nationally in backstroke since the age of 10, and in 2017 she won gold medal for 100m backstroke at the National Swimming Championships.


More recently in April 2019, Turaya competed in the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow, racing to a silver medal in the under 16 age category for 50m backstroke, reaching the final also in 100m and 200m backstroke at the Championship.


Turaya met Jane Hartley, Deputy Lieutenant of Cornwall, who presented her with her grant at the iconic Jubilee Pool in Penzance (pictured below). Turaya has also received high praise from Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, who heads up Young & Talented Cornwall.


Jane says, “Turaya is an extremely talented young swimmer. She is certainly one to watch and I, for one, cannot wait to see her flying the flag for Cornwall and Great Britain in the future.”