Sporting scholar Tom Dean’s double gold leads medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers at Edinburgh International

16 March 2020

Sporting scholar Tom Dean won two gold medals as University of Bath-based swimmers produced several good results at the Edinburgh International Meet in Scotland.

Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, set a new personal best of 1:46.03 as he pipped training partner James Guy (1:46.79) to victory in a 200m freestyle final also featuring Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis (6th, 1:49.74) and Cameron Kurle (7th, 1:49.89).

He also took gold in a 400m freestyle final that included fellow students Luke Turley and William Ryley, as well as British Swimming National Centre Bath’s Kieran Bird.

Dean, coached by David McNulty and Jol Finck at the University’s Sports Training Village, added bronze in the 200m individual medley in 2:01.49. Chemistry student Ryley and Natural Sciences student Jacob Greenow – both coached by Mark Skimming and Andrei Vorotosov, and supported by Goldsmith and Santander Scholarships respectively – placed 5th in 2:04.16 and 6th in 2:04.58.

Guy was a clear winner in the 200m butterfly, touching the wall in 1:56.62, and was runner-up to Duncan Scott in the 50m freestyle.

Georgia Coates won 200m freestyle silver in 1:59.00 and 100m freestyle bronze in 55.56, while fellow National Centre Bath swimmer Jessica Fullalove was third in both the 50m backstroke (28.92) and 100m backstroke (1:00.93).

Team Bath Dual Career athlete Turley, who studies Sports Performance, was third in the 800m freestyle in 8:04.85 while Sport & Exercise Science student Jasmine Iley was fifth in the 200m backstroke in 2:14.22.

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