Some of Britain's top swimmers are based at the University of Bath, including London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, as well as Chris-Walker Hebborn, a double gold medallist at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, who won six medals at the Glasgow Games. The trio are among the swimmers who train at British Swimming's Bath National Training Centre.
Also training at the University of Bath is Paralympic GB's Stephanie Millward, who won five medals at the Paralympic Games in London in 2012. Steph is also a four time world champion, collecting five medals at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Canada in 2013. Steph trains as part of the Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club.
Work on the refurbishment and upgrades to the 50m swimming pool in the Sports Training Village is now underway. The pool is scheduled to re-open in the spring of 2015.
The University will be replacing the complete tank, elements of the plant room and the ventilation system, and upgrading the changing room facilities.
The University fully understands that the closure of the swimming pool will cause some inconvenience. Throughout the planning phase for this complex project, the University has sought to minimise as far as possible the impact on users of the pool. Wherever feasible, access to alternative facilities has been secured.
One of the benefits of starting the project now is that we will be able, with the support of Sport England, to install one of the state-of-the-art legacy pools from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This will make a big difference to the quality of our facilities.
We will post regular updates on this website to keep you informed of progress as we move towards the finish date.
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