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 this year before making his senior debut at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, where he was part of the title-winning men’s 4x200m freestyle relay quartet.

James Guy and Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis were also in that successful relay squad, while Cameron Kurle swam in the heats – all three of them train at the University of Bath and are also in the 2018-19 World Class Performance Programme along with Rio 2016 Olympic silver-medallist Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Georgia Coates, Sport & Exercise Science student Tom Derbyshire, Jess Fullalove and Chloe Tutton.

Double Olympic medallist Jazz Carlin is taking time out at the moment to get ready for the season after a difficult year with illness and injury.

Swimmers are selected onto the programme based on their potential to win medals at future Olympic Games and are eligible to receive training camp and competition opportunities throughout the selected season.

They also have access to world-class sports science and medicine services, as well as enhanced support from British Swimming performance staff and National Institute of Sport programmes across the UK.

Athletes will also receive targeted financial assistance from UK Sport through the World Class Performance Programme’s Athlete Performance Award (APA).

The London 2012 Legacy Pool used for training by Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth medallists is open to the public throughout the year. Click here for further details.

Pictured top: James Guy (left), Tom Dean (second from left) and Calum Jarvis (right) were all part of the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay squad that won gold at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

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