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University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman (second from right) and Izzy Thorpe (second from left) won a historic Tech Duet silver medal at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha

More artistic swimming history is made by University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman at World Aquatics Championships

05 February 2024

University of Bath sporting scholar Kate Shortman made artistic swimming history at a second successive World Championships as she and partner Izzy Thorpe won an incredible Women’s Duet Technical silver in Doha. It is British Swimming’s first-ever World Championships medal in a Duet event and came eight months after International Management and Modern Languages (French) student Shortman had achieved a similar breakthrough in the individual disciplines with Solo Free bronze at the 2023 Championships in...

Team Bath Netball 2024 Super League leadership group. (From left) Lisa Putt, Bethan Dyke and Kirsty Harris. CREDIT: Team Bath Netball/Anna Barclay

Bethan Dyke says captaincy role is “truly special” as Team Bath Netball announce leadership group for 2024 Super League season

05 February 2024

Wales international Bethan Dyke says she is proud to be named as Team Bath Netball captain for the 2024 Super League campaign. The 29-year-old, a veteran of five major international tournaments and going into her second season in the Blue & Gold, is joined in a new-look leadership group by fellow mid-courter Kirsty Harris and overseas defender Lisa Putt. “It is such an honour to be named as captain,” said Dyke, who has also this...

Marathon swimmer and University of Bath sporting scholar Leah Crisp at the Team Bath Sports Training Village where she trains with the British Swimming Performance Centre Bath elite squad.

Sporting scholar Leah Crisp “over the moon” after earning Paris 2024 Olympic Games marathon swimming quota place for Team GB

04 February 2024

University of Bath sporting scholar Leah Crisp says she is “over the moon” after securing a Paris 2024 Olympic Games quota place for Team GB in marathon swimming. The Economics and Mathematics student, supported by a Santander Sporting Scholarship, finished 17th overall in the women’s 10km race at the 2024 World Aquatics Championships in Doha to earn Britain one of the 13 quota spots still available for this summer. A well-paced race saw Crisp, part...

Members of the Team Bath Netball Senior (top) and Junior (below) Player Development Programme squads for the 2024 season.

New Player Development Programme and Futures squads mean nearly 100 aspiring netballers now benefit from Team Bath coaching

03 February 2024

Team Bath Netball have named three additional squads designed to help retain and develop more talent from across the South West, as well as provide a link between NPL and Super League squads. The Player Development Programme (PDP) is split into two squads, Junior for U17s and Senior for U19s, while the Team Bath Futures squad - featuring a host of University of Bath students and graduates - is for U23 players who have progressed...

University of Bath-based Marcus Wyatt won gold for British Skeleton at the 2024 European Championships in Sigulda. CREDIT: IBSF.

Marcus Wyatt is crowned European Champion as Bath-based British Skeleton athletes win full house of continental medals

02 February 2024

University of Bath-based British Skeleton athletes won gold, silver and bronze during a fantastic Friday at the IBSF European Championships in Sigulda, Latvia. Marcus Wyatt was the top European finisher in the men’s World Cup race, finishing runner-up to China’s Zheng Yin to be crowned as continental champion and secure the first major title of his career. Team-mate and defending champion Matt Weston finished third overall, meaning he added European silver to the gold he...

The University of Bath men's 1st XV squad huddle after their BUCS Super Rugby victory over Leeds Beckett in January 2024. CREDIT: Bob Bradford.

Battling Bath suffer last-gasp BUCS Super Rugby defeat on wet and windy night at Cardiff Met

01 February 2024

A converted try deep into added time from Cardiff Met condemned the University of Bath men’s 1st XV to a frustrating 15-12 defeat at the hands of their Varsity rivals in a fiercely-fought BUCS Super Rugby encounter. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors made just one enforced change to the XV that started the previous week’s home win over Leeds Beckett, tighthead prop Alfie Griffin coming in for Billy Sela who is on England U20 Six...

(From left) University of Bath students Billy Sela, Scott Kirk, Ludo Kolade, Murdoch Lock (both Scotland), Ieuan Davies and Louis Hennessey (both Wales) have been selected for the 2024 U20 Six Nations tournament.

University of Bath students selected by England, Scotland and Wales for U20 Six Nations 2024

30 January 2024

Six University of Bath students have been selected to represent England, Scotland and Wales in the U20 Six Nations 2024. Sports Performance student Billy Sela has been named in England's starting XV for Friday's opening fixture in Italy, while course colleague and fellow prop Scott Kirk is among the impact players. Economics student Ludo Kolade, who is co-captain of the University men’s 1st XV in BUCS Super Rugby, has been named in the Scotland U20...

Olympian Jacob Whittle pictured by the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool at his University of Bath training base

“Big year, big goals” as Olympian Jacob Whittle targets Paris 2024 after joining elite British Swimming squad at University of Bath

29 January 2024

He’s still only a teenager but swimmer Jacob Whittle is determined to become a double Olympian this summer – and says moving his training base to the University of Bath has fired up his medal ambitions. Whittle, who joined David McNulty’s hugely-successful British Swimming Performance Centre training group in September, was the youngest member of Team GB’s swimming squad when he competed at the rescheduled Tokyo Games in 2021 aged 16. That was only the...

Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett won four-man bobsleigh bronze at the IBSF World Cup in Lillehammer in January 2024.

World Cup bronze in Lillehammer shows British Bobsleigh four-man team are back on right track after injury-hit season

28 January 2024

The University of Bath-based British Bobsleigh squad claimed their first IBSF World Cup medals of an injury-disrupted 2023-24 season when they won a fantastic four-man bronze in Lillehammer, Norway. Brad Hall, Leon Greenwood, Taylor Lawrence and Greg Cackett clocked a combined time of 1:40.15 to secure their first podium place in 11 months. “To be back in the medals so soon after getting back in a sled, and with a month to go to the...

Culture, Media and Sport Secretary visits Olympic and Paralympic Champions at University of Bath ahead of Paris 2024 milestone

26 January 2024

Lucy Frazer MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, met several Olympic and Paralympic Champions at their University of Bath training base on Thursday where they are preparing for Paris 2024, now just six months away. She was accompanied on the tour of the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) by Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport, and spoke to a number of athletes and coaches including double Tokyo 2020 swimming gold-medallist...

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