Head coach receives Award of Excellence after guiding swimmers to Rio 2016 Olympic success

26 September 2016

University of Bath-based swimming coach Dave McNulty has been honoured for his work at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with silver-medallists Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn.

McNulty, Head Coach of the British Swimming National Centre Bath, received the Coaching Award of Excellence during the British Swimming Coaches Association (BCSA) annual conference in Leeds.

Athletes from the National Centre Bath, who train in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, were involved in four of the six medals won by Team GB at Rio 2016. Two of them went to Carlin, in the 400m and 800m freestyle, while O’Connor smashed the British record as she finished runner-up in the 200m individual medley and Walker-Hebborn led off the men’s 4x100m medley relay squad that also won silver.

McNulty has been Head Coach of the elite training group in Bath since it was formed just after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and has seen it develop into one of the most successful high-performance programmes in the country, consistently delivering medals on the Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European stages.

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