University-based swimmers head to British Championships

01 March 2011

University of Bath-based swimmers will aim to qualify of some of the biggest swimming events on this year’s swimming calendar when they compete at the British Gas Championships in Manchester.

The championships run from Saturday (5 March) through to Saturday 12 March and is the first qualifying competition for the World Championships, which take place in Shanghai in July.

It is also a qualifying competition for the International Paralympic Committee European Championships in Berlin in July and the European Junior Championships in Belgrade, also in July.

Among the Bath-based athletes in action are Michael Jamieson, a University of Bath Sports Performance student who struck silver swimming for Scotland at last year’s Commonwealth Games.

He is joined at the championships by fellow British Gas Intensive Training Centre (ITC) Bath swimmers Kris Gilchrist, Jess Dickons and Andrew Willis.

Liz Johnson, Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games gold medallist, competes in the disability competitions at the championships, where she is joined by Kate Grey, the University of Bath’s 2010 Sports Personality of the Year, and by Athens 2004 Paralympian David Hill. The trio are members of Mark Skimming’s University of Bath performance group.

For further information please contact the TeamBath press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518.

Posted: Tuesday 1 March 2011

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