David McNulty named as Coach of the Year at Team GB Awards after seven-gold success of Bath-based swimmers at Tokyo 2020

25 November 2021

University of Bath-based swimming coach David McNulty was named as Coach of the Year as Britain’s Olympians gathered at the Team GB Ball in London to celebrate the success of Tokyo 2020.

McNulty, Lead Coach of the British Swimming National Centre based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, saw five athletes within his programme come home with gold medals from this summer’s Olympic Games.

They included sporting scholar Tom Dean, who won gold in an unforgettable 200m freestyle final before teaming up with fellow Bath swimmers James Guy, Matt Richards and Calum Jarvis to claim the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay title.

Guy and Freya Anderson were also part of the mixed 4x100m medley relay squad that won gold, and there was a third medal for Guy as GB finished runners-up in the men’s medley relay.

McNulty, who has been based at the University since 2008, had previously coached four swimmers to Olympic silver – Michael Jamieson at London 2012 and Jazz Carlin (2), Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn at Rio 2016.

Team GB’s Tokyo 2020 Chef de Mission, Mark England, presented the award to McNulty in recognition of his sustained excellence and dedication to the British swimming programme

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

Picture: Sam Mellish/@TeamGB

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