Trio of swimmers collect awards

27 February 2012

University of Bath-based swimmers Hayley Towner, Jess Dickons and Michael Jamieson are the latest winners of Team Bath’s Performance of the Month awards, which are supported by Oakley and Ellis and Killpartrick of New Bond Street in Bath.

The trio, who train at British Swimming’s Bath Intensive Training Centre (ITC), are currently preparing to compete at the Olympic trials in early March.

They picked up awards they had won in previous months after having recently returned from a seven-week training camp in Australia.

Hayley won the female Performance of the Month award after winning gold’s in the 100m and 400m freestyle and silver in the 200m freestyle at the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Short Course Championships.

Michael and Jess were awarded the Performance of the Month for January after picking up bronze medals at the European Short Course Championships in Poland.

The trio are all University of Bath students and are Intensive Training Centre Swimming Scholars.

All three swimmers will join the rest of the ITC Squad along with other swimmers from the University of Bath Performance Squad to compete at the Olympic
Trials in the new Olympic venue with the aim of qualification for this year’s Games.

The winners for February were unable to attend the presentation, awards went to Sports Performance student Danny Talbot after his win over World 100m bronze medallist Kim Collins in the 200m at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow and British skeleton athlete Lizzy Yarnold, who won the World Junior Championships.

Tyron Dawkins, Oakley Brand Ambassador, said: “Congratulations again to Team Bath’s latest Athlete of the Month award winners, we’re delighted to be a part of recognising the achievements of such talented athletes at Team Bath.”

Winners receive a framed certificate and a piece of Oakley eyewear from Ellis & Killpartrick, New Bond Street, Bath. Ellis and Killpartrick also offer a 15 per cent discount on Oakley eyewear to University of Bath students and staff.

For further information please contact the Team Bath press office at Matchtight Ltd on 01225 383518 or by email at press@matchtight.co.uk

You can also find out more about Team Bath at www.teambath.com , follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teambath or on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/teambath

The University of Bath is The Sunday Times University of the Year 2011/12.

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