News Archive, Month: December 2014

Chris Walker-Hebborn (Photo: Sam Farr)

A look back to another unforgettable year at Team Bath

21 December 2014

Olympic and Paralympic titles, World Championship success and 27 Commonwealth Games medals are just some of the reasons that 2014 has been another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. And the year ahead promises to be equally memorable, with the Modern Pentathlon European Championships and Australia’s Rugby World Cup squad both being hosted at the Sports Training Village. The undoubted highlight of 2014 came on Valentine’s Day when British Skeleton star Lizzy...

Carlin celebrates Glasgow win

Carlin confirms move to swim at Bath

19 December 2014

Commonwealth Champion Jazz Carlin has moved to the British Gas National Centre, Bath where she will base her preparations towards the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Carlin became Wales’ first female Commonwealth Champion in 40 years after winning the 800m Freestyle in Glasgow this summer and then crowned an impressive year with European titles in the 800m and 400m Freestyle as well as medals at the World Short Course Championships. She has begun training with Head...

Team Bath Judo players win three British Championships titles

16 December 2014

Coach Juergen Klinger was full of smiles this week after his Team Bath judo squad returned from the British Championships with a bag of medals including three golds. University of Bath student Jan Gosiewski, Gary Hall and Ben Fletcher took gold in the 73kg, 90kg and 100kg weight categories respectively. With Adam Hall and Conor Murphy taking silver and bronze at 100kg the Team Bath squad pulled off a clean sweep of the medals in...

Renee McGregor

McGregor has eye on Excellence

09 December 2014

Renee McGregor is looking forward to enhancing Team Bath’s status as a sporting centre of excellence after being appointed as Sports Science and Medicine Manager. The role will see her coordinate the delivery of physiotherapy, sports science, nutrition, psychology and strength and conditioning support to athletes across all sports at the University of Bath, from students in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) teams to the elite athletes who use the world-class facilities at...

Siobhan Marie O'Connor

Silver hat-trick for O’Connor at Worlds

08 December 2014

University of Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor completed an outstanding 2014 in fitting style as she won a hat-trick of silver medals at the FINA World Short-Course Championships in Doha. The 19-year-old was only denied gold in the 100m and 200m individual medley finals by Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, who set world records in both events in the process. O’Connor, who is coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at the British Gas National Centre at the...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (Photo: Sam Farr)

Bath swimmers set records

04 December 2014

University of Bath-based swimmers Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn set two British records apiece on day two of the FINA World Short Course Championships in Doha. O'Connor’s time of 57.98secs in the 100m individual medley heats eclipsed her own previous standard of 58.26 and was the second fastest qualifying time of the morning. The 19-year-old had earlier teamed up with Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and Fran Halsall to qualify fastest in the mixed 4x50m medley relay in...

Here are our Christmas/New Year Opening Times

04 December 2014

For all those who may want to stay active despite the festive fayre, here are our opening hours. We'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers the very best of the season's greetings: Wednesday, 24th December Christmas Eve 0700-14:00 Thursday, 25th December Christmas Day Closed Friday, 26th December Boxing Day Closed Saturday, 27th December Reduced hours 09:00–16:00 Sunday, 28th December Reduced hours 09:00-16:00 Monday, 29th December 09:00-16:00 Tuesday, 30th December  09:00-16:00...

University graduate Heather Stanning (right) has been nominated for a BT Award

Host of Bath-connected athletes on Awards shortlists

04 December 2014

A host of Bath-based athletes are featuring on a glittering list of Awards short-lists. Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold could be in line for a major awards double ahead of her return to competitive action on the FIBT World Cup circuit next week. The 25-year-old - who trains with British Skeleton at the University of Bath - has been shortlisted for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 (SPOTY), as well as the...

Netball launch

Francis and Cook return as Thirlby reveals exciting Superleague line-up

03 December 2014

Team Bath’s 2015 Superleague line-up was unveiled during a photo-shoot on the roof of the city’s Thermae Bath Spa today. Head Coach Jess Thirlby was bubbling with excitement at a new-look, multi-national line-up, backed by local firm Carter Jonas, that includes the welcome return of defender Sam Cook from long-term injury and Asha Francis in attack after the birth of her first child. “The Superleague has really stepped up and every franchise is searching for...

O'Connor is set for Doha

Swimmers swing into World Champs action

02 December 2014

Swimmers Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn will be looking to end their medal-laden 2014s on a high when they represent the British Gas GBR Swimming team at this week’s FINA World Championships (25m) in Doha. The duo, who are coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at the British Gas GBR National Centre Bath, are part of a select, 11-strong team, boasting ten Commonwealth and six European titles between them. O’Connor, who turned 19 last...

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