TAUNTON Deane swimmer Caroline Faithfull recently returned from Antalya, Turkey where she was a member of the 29-strong Great Britain team competing at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships.

Caroline was in top form at the competition and took home a large medal haul and was a part of the Great Britain team that was the top team at the championships as they took home the most medals.

Caroline was in five finals and two relay teams at the competition and most impressively won bronze in the 1500 metre freestyle event. 

This was impressive as it is a relatively new event for Caroline and yet she showed her skills to finish with a bronze.

On top of that she won a gold medal in the 4x200 metre women freestyle relay in which the team broke their own world record by an astounding 30 seconds. She also got a silver in the 4x100 metre freestyle relay.

Caroline ended with five age group medals which were two gold, one silver and two bronze.

She will now be training hard for the annual Down Syndrome British Championships to be held in Crawley in November.