Commonwealth Games silver medallist Michael Jamieson led the way as the University of Bath finished as runners-up at the British Universities and Colleges Sport long course championships.
The University of Bath Sports Performance student, who trains at British Swimming’s British Gas Bath Intensive Training Centre (ITC), completed an impressive 100m and 200m breaststroke double at Sheffield at weekend.
Jamieson’s (pictured right) victory in the 200m breaststroke – the event in which he won silver for Scotland at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games – earned him the top male performance award.
Jess Dickons, also a Sports Performance student who trains at the Bath ITC, won the 200m butterfly title at the championships.
There were also runners-up places for Bath ITC swimmer and Sports Performance student Calum Jarvis (pictured below) in the 100m and 200m backstroke, and student squad swimmer Charlie Barnes (Sports Performance) in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, as well as for the women’s 4x100m medley relay quartet
University of Bath performance group swimmer Rachel Bennett (Sports Performance) was third in the 200m freestyle, while Chemical Engineering student Andrew Willis, a Bath ITC swimmer, came third in the 200m breaststroke. The University of Bath men’s 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay quartets both come third.
Fifty universities and colleges competed at the championships. The University of Bath finished second in the overall rankings, with the women’s team finishing second and the men finishing third. That’s a big improvement on the BUCS short course championships in November when the University were third overall, third in the men’s event and fifth in the women’s.
Mark Skimming, University of Bath head swimming coach, said: “It was a great performance. Everybody pulled together and supported each other marvelously, everyone stood up and gave a great effort.”
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Posted: Monday 14 February 2011