Olympic gold-medallists among five University of Bath-based swimmers selected for 2021 World Short-Course Championships

04 November 2021

Three Olympic Champions who train at the University of Bath will spearhead a 13-strong British Swimming team competing at December’s World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi.

Double Tokyo 2020 gold-medallist Tom Dean, Freya Anderson and Matt Richards have been named in a squad that also features fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Edward Mildred and double Olympian Ben Proud, who is coached by University of Bath Head of Swimming Mark Skimming.

The 25m competition, taking place at the Etihad Arena in the United Arab Emirates’ Yas Bay from 16th-21st December, will be the first international racing for a GB squad since Tokyo 2020.

British Swimming National Performance Director Chris Spice said: “There have been so many incredible performances from our swimmers in 2021, and this World Short Course Championships will be a final opportunity in the year for them to test themselves against the world’s best.”

Click here to find out more about the swimming programme at the University of Bath.

Partners and Suppliers