News Archive, Month: September 2018

University swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov invited to share his expertise with German counterparts

30 September 2018

Dr Andrei Vorontsov, assistant swimming coach at the University of Bath, was a guest speaker at the German Swimming Coaches Federation annual conference last week. The world-renowned coach was invited to speak about his successful spell as Head National Coach for Sweden from 2013-2016, a period that saw Sarah Sjostrom become the first Swedish woman to win Olympic gold when she claimed the 100m butterfly title in a world-record time at Rio 2016. Vorontsov, who...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Fresher Tom Dean among big University of Bath-based contingent in British Swimming World-Class Programme

29 September 2018

European Champion and University of Bath fresher Tom Dean is among nine National Centre Bath swimmers selected for the 2018-19 British Swimming World-Class Performance Programme. Dean has moved to the University to begin a Mechanical Engineering degree and train with the hugely-successful National Centre – coached by David McNulty and Jol Finck – in the University’s London 2012 Legacy Pool. He won 200m individual medley gold at both the British Championships and European Junior Championships...

Natalie Dunman named as Interim Performance Director for British Skeleton

28 September 2018

Natalie Dunman has been announced as the new Interim Performance Director for the British Skeleton World Class Performance Programme (WCPP). Dunman joins the British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA), based at the University of Bath, with immediate effect for a period of up to 12 months on a secondment from her role as UK Sport Head of Performance Pathways. Formerly Lead Talent Scientist at the English Institute of Sport (EiS), Dunman's role with UK Sport...

Young international defenders Summer Artman and Leila Thomas join Team Bath Netball for 2019 Superleague season

27 September 2018

England international Summer Artman says she is looking forward to bringing her “passion and determination” back to the Blue & Gold after returning to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague season. Fellow talented young defender Leila Thomas, who represented Wales at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, has also joined the South West franchise as Team Bath continue to build both for the campaign ahead and for the future. Artman, who went to...

VIDEO: First-game frustration as Team Bath are edged out by Northumbria in front of big BUCS Super Rugby crowd

26 September 2018

It was a frustrating start to the 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby season for the Team Bath men’s 1st XV as they were edged out 29-23 in front of a 500-strong home crowd at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Blue & Gold, who are supported by short sponsors MJ Church, showed plenty of positive intent throughout and were deservedly leading 17-7 with a minute to go before half-time thanks to well-taken tries from...

New names and familiar faces in starting XV as Team Bath kick off BUCS Super Rugby season

26 September 2018

BUCS Super Rugby returns to the University of Bath tonight (Wednesday) as the Team Bath men’s 1st XV kick off their 2018-19 season with a Freshers’ Week home fixture against Northumbria. The match gets under way at 6.30pm on the athletics infield at the Sports Training Village and admission to spectators is free, as it is for all of the matches being played at the University this season. There are a host of new names...

Team Bath AS launch twice-weekly Masters training programme for adult swimmers in London 2012 Legacy Pool

25 September 2018

A new training programme for adult swimmers, aged 18 and over, is being launched at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in October by Team Bath AS. The scheme will provide up to two coached sessions in the Olympic-sized 50m pool at the Sports Training Village, on Wednesdays from 9-10pm and Saturdays from 1-2pm. Masters swimming is enjoyed by adults all over the UK who want to continue swimming in a structured, coached environment...

Australian shooter Beryl Friday joins exciting Team Bath Netball squad for 2018 British Fast5 All-Stars Championship

24 September 2018

It may be Monday but Team Bath Netball have a “Friday” in the squad today announced for the 2018 British Fast5 Netball All-Stars Championship, taking place from 1-6pm on October 13 at London’s Copper Box Arena. Twice an ANZ title winner with Queensland Firebirds, Australian shooter Beryl Friday has joined an exciting Blue and Gold squad featuring a mix of new and familiar names for the event in which they were runners-up a year ago....

Team Bath Netball, 2017 British Fast5 All-Stars. CREDIT: Chloe Neill

University of Bath student Imogen Allison excited to continue her netball education in Team Bath’s Blue and Gold

22 September 2018

University of Bath student Imogen Allison is looking forward to playing alongside and learning from her idol, Serena Guthrie, after becoming the latest player to re-commit to Team Bath Netball for the 2019 Vitality Superleague campaign. It will be a third successive season in the Sitec-sponsored Blue & Gold for England U21 international Allison, who has been a dynamic and increasingly influential presence at wing-defence. Jess Thirlby, Team Bath Netball Head Coach, said: “Imogen is one...

Dmitri Coutya has won debut European gold

Dimitri Coutya strikes gold as University-based wheelchair fencers win medal of each colour at European Championships

20 September 2018

GB has a new European wheelchair fencing champion in the shape of Team Bath-based Dmitri Coutya, who took his debut continental crown in Terni - a town in the southern part of the Umbrian region of Italy - on Wednesday. Having earlier won bronze in the category B foil, losing out to Italy’s Marco Cima in the semis by just a single point, Coutya lined up for the category B men’s epee. He faced Andrei...

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