Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow strike gold at BUCS National Short-Course Swimming Champs

18 November 2017

University of Bath students brought home a host of personal bests and two golds – through Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow – from the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Short Course Swimming Championships.

Coach Mark Skimming was pleased with the potential shown by his swimmers in Sheffield but added there is still room for improvement in the months ahead.

Hopkin (pictured), a TET Sporting Scholar, took gold in the 50m free but was pipped to the 100m title that she won a year ago by Edinburgh’s Lucy Hope who set a BUCS record to take gold.

Greenow’s gold came in the 400m individual medley, while fellow Santander Scholar Emily Siebrecht was a silver-medallist in the women’s race. They also featured in multiple other finals, as did MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, picking up a host of points to help the University finish fourth overall.

Emily Wood and Will Ryley finished agonisingly close to a medal but had to settle for fourth places.

“Whilst I’m pleased with the PBs and other improvements that many of the swimmers made, we were also missing a few key swimmers on national duty elsewhere but it showed that we have so much talent and so much potential across this squad,” said Skimming.

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