The recipients of our grants are all dedicated to either participating in sport at a high level or to providing opportunities for young people to participate in sport.

2018 Tiegan Child
Tiegan Child



Achievements to date

  • 2018 - 3rd in the 1500m at British Summer Nationals
  • 2018 - Become the first junior in Kent to win the County 200m, 100m and 50m freestyle since at least 1981 for two years in a row
  • 2017 - Represented Great Britain at the European Juniors (open water)
  • 2017 - 1st in the 800m freestyle at British Summer Nationals
  • 2016 - 3rd in the 100m freestyle at British Summer Nationals

My name is Tiegan Child and I swim. I have recently finished my GCSEs at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and want to further my education by doing my A levels. I started swimming for a club at the age of 7, following on from lessons when I was younger and have loved it ever since. Currently I swim for Beckenham Swimming Club and have been swimming there for 4 years. I am grateful for everyone who has helped me in my journey so far in swimming. My training is predominately pool based due to me being a distance swimmer so I need a high level of cardiovascular and muscular endurance to ensure I can maintain my splits throughout races. Outside of the pool, I like spending time with my family and walking my dog. In the future, I would like to use my knowledge of swimming and sport as a whole in order to help people.

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

Coming third in the final of the 100m freestyle at Nationals in 2016. I went into the race with nothing to lose and just tried my hardest. I’d not been at Beckenham long and I’ll always remember seeing my team mates cheering for me before and after which meant a lot.

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Failing to make the final for the 200m at British Nationals after being seeded 6th going in.

Most respected sportsperson

James Guy, swimming.

Ritual before sporting competition

I put my headphones in and listen to one of my playlists to get me in the zone.

Our partners

  • Firmin
  • Kent County Council
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Did you know

Over the last twenty years, £210,000 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.


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