News Archive, Month: August 2019

Team Bath Synchronised Swimming Summer Camp 2019

Team Bath Synchro Club Summer Camp is a splash hit with artistic swimmers from across Europe

30 August 2019

Sixty artistic swimmers from across Europe are staying and training at the University of Bath this week for the third annual Team Bath Synchro Club Summer Camp. Young people from France and Spain are among those enjoying five days of expert coaching from international synchronised swimmers, including members of the British team, at the University’s Sports Training Village. As well as practicing routines and techniques in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool, attendees are benefitting...

Cohesion is the key as forward Jordan Martin and back Ed Rimmer are named as Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby co-captains

27 August 2019

Jordan Martin and Ed Rimmer want to continue building a ‘cohesive’ club culture after being named as co-captains of Team Bath for the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby season. The forward and back will share the leadership responsibilities as Team Bath – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – look to take another step forward after recording a top-three finish last season, the club’s best BUCS Super Rugby campaign so far. Lock Martin said: “It’s a massive...

MJ Church sporting ambassador Dave King, March 2017

Bath Alumni Rosie Clarke, David King and Jacob Paul strike gold at British Athletics Championships

26 August 2019

University of Bath alumni David King and Jacob Paul both claimed hurdles gold at the 2019 Müller British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, while Rosie Clarke also topped the podium as she booked her place at the World Championships in Doha. Sports Performance graduate King (pictured), who is still based at the University’s Sports Training Village with James Hillier’s coaching group, bagged the second British 110m hurdles title of his career after edging out Cameron Fillery...

One year to go – wheelchair fencers Dimitri Coutya and Piers Gilliver look ahead to Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

25 August 2019

With exactly one year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games begin, Team Bath TV caught up with University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers Piers Gilliver and Dimitri Coutya to see how their preparations are going. Both are on course to qualify for their second Paralympic Games after winning a host of gold medals on the international stage during the past two seasons, ranking them as the world’s number one epee fencers in Category A...

Tickets for Team Bath Netball’s 2020 Superleague Season Opener against Loughborough Lightning on sale now

22 August 2019

Tickets are now on general sale for Team Bath Netball’s opening fixture of the 2020 Vitality Superleague season – a bonus 19th match against old rivals Loughborough Lightning. The Season Opener event is taking place at Arena Birmingham on Saturday, February 22, with the Blue & Gold taking to court at 3.30pm for a rematch of the 2019 bronze-medal play-off which Team Bath won 62-56. All ten franchises will be in action on the day,...

Olympic silver-medallist among experts passing on competitive swimming advice at Team Bath AS clinics

20 August 2019

Team Bath AS is running a series of pre-season clinics for competitive swimmers over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in the University of Bath's Olympic-sized pool. The clinics - run by Team Bath AS Head Coach Chris Alderton and Lead Development Coach Liam Willcox - will give swimmers aged 9-16 the change to hone their skills, technique and technical knowledge in time for the 2019-20 season. Running from August 24-27, each clinic will have a...

Ultimate test of all-round athletics ability as University of Bath hosts 2019 British Functional Fitness Championships

19 August 2019

The University of Bath’s indoor athletics track was transformed into a multi-function fitness zone over the weekend as the 2019 British Functional Fitness Championships took place at the Sports Training Village. The event, organised by the Fitness Racing Federation UK, saw athletes compete for the title of fittest male, female or team in the United Kingdom and look to secure qualification for the iF3 World Championships in Sweden and the iF3 Masters World Championships in...

Sam Courty proud to continue University of Bath tradition as GB Rowing Team Start graduates are selected for World Champs

16 August 2019

Sam Courty says she is proud to continue a University of Bath tradition of aiming to qualify a women’s pair for the Olympic Games after being selected for the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Austria. The Sport & Exercise Science graduate is one of three rowers named in the British squad who started their careers with the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University’s Sports Training Village, the others being Sara Parfett, who studied...

Vicky Holland crosses the line in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event

Dramatic Tokyo 2020 Test Event sees Olympic medallist Vicky Holland win triathlon bronze in searing heat in Japan

15 August 2019

University of Bath-based triathlete Vicky Holland won bronze in a dramatic women’s race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Test Event in Japan. The Rio 2016 medallist finished fifth but was elevated to the podium after team-mates Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown, who had placed first and second, were disqualified after crossing the line hand in hand. Officials deemed this to be a ‘contrived tie situation’ and a British Triathlon appeal was rejected. Holland –...

Student coach Rachel Shaw relishing leadership role as she signs up for 2020 Vitality Superleague season with Team Bath Netball

14 August 2019

Rachel Shaw has signed up for her eighth Vitality Superleague season with Team Bath Netball and is relishing her status as a custodian of the club’s culture. The England-capped wing-attack is a hugely influential figure both on and off the court for the Blue & Gold, with her dynamic attacking style and bubbly demeanour making her a favourite with team-mates and supporters alike. “I’m really excited to go again – and hopefully get into the...

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