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Bath-based quartet help British Swimming make relay history during record-breaking start to 2021 LEN European Championships

18 May 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers Freya Anderson, Tom Dean, James Guy and Matt Richards helped British Swimming make a record-breaking start to the 2021 LEN European Championships in Budapest on Monday. Anderson, coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, swam a stunning 52.79 anchor leg to hold off a strong challenge from the Dutch team and secure a first-ever European gold for GB in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay in a British...

Superb silver at World Triathlon Para Series in Yokohama boosts Michael Taylor’s Tokyo Paralympics ambitions

17 May 2021

University of Bath-based Michael Taylor bolstered his bid for a place at this summer’s Tokyo Paralympic Games by winning a super silver medal at the 2021 World Triathlon Para Series event in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday. Taylor, who is coached by Rhys Davey at the British Triathlon Bath National Performance Centre, was competing on the World Para Triathlon Series stage for just the second time having made his debut 15 months ago but looked in...

Tokyo-bound swimmers back on international stage as European Championships provide another chance to stake Olympic claims

17 May 2021

The nine University of Bath-based swimmers selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games will have chance to test themselves against international opposition this week as they represent Britain at the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The continental competition also offers swimmers like Holly Hibbott and Emily Large another opportunity to set the Tokyo qualification standard after they narrowly missed out at the British Swimming Selection Trials in April. Kieran Bird, who took nearly five seconds off...

Another gold for Kate French and superb silver for Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB end stunning World Cup season in fitting style

16 May 2021

Kate French struck gold and there was a first senior international medal for fellow University of Bath alumni Tom Toolis as Pentathlon GB’s excellent season continued at the 2021 UIPM World Cup Final in Hungary. In-form French added to the gold and silver medals she had won on her previous World Cup outings this year with another outstanding victory, impressively overhauling a 25-second deficit going into the decisive run-shoot to secure the first World Cup...

Stephanie Millward. PICTURE CREDIT: Georgie Kerr/British Swimming

Swim star Stephanie Millward competing at European Championships in Madeira with 100 days to Tokyo Paralympic Games

16 May 2021

Today marks both 100 days to go to the rescheduled Paralympic Games and the start of the World Para Swimming European Open Championships, a key competition in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 for University of Bath-based Stephanie Millward. The Rio 2016 double gold-medallist is among an eight-strong British Swimming team competing at the Penteada Swimming Complex in Funchal, Madeira between today and Saturday (22nd). She will be looking to put in some strong swims against...

From Rio inspiration to targeting Tokyo – para-triathlete Michael Taylor seeking to continue rapid rise with 100 days to Paralympics

14 May 2021

Back in 2016, when all Paralympic and Olympic eyes were on Rio, Michael Taylor was newly-disabled – he is an amputee – and wondering what came next. Fast forward five years and now a first-year medical student, the qualified physiotherapist is aiming not to be watching the Tokyo Paralympic Games this summer but competing in them in the para-triathlon PTS4 category. “I was looking around for a new sport after my injury and the Olympic...

Quartet of World-Class Start rowers heading to Lucerne for final World Rowing Cup test before Tokyo Olympic Games

13 May 2021

Four graduates of the successful World-Class Start talent development programme based at the University of Bath will be in action when the GB Rowing Team compete at the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland from May 21-23. GB's last international competition before the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games will see London 2012 and Rio 2016 champion Helen Glover continue her comeback to the sport in the GBR1 women's pair with Polly Swann, the duo having won gold at last month's...

Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton named in GB squad for 2021 World Para-Athletics European Championships

28 April 2021

World medallists Sophie Kamlish and Polly Maton, who train at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, have been selected in the GB squad for the 2021 World Para-Athletics European Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The continental competition, taking place from June 1-5, is the first major international event since 2019 and a significant marker on the way to this summer’s rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Two-time Paralympian Kamlish, who won T44 100m gold at the London...

Picture of University of Bath-based swimmers (from left) Freya Anderson, Jacob Peters, Ben Proud, Kieran Bird, James Guy, Brodie Williams, Matt Richards, Tom Dean and Calum Jarvis in their Team GB kit at the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Clare Green/Matchtight.

Pride and excitement as Team GB select nine University of Bath-based swimmers for Tokyo Olympic Games

27 April 2021

Nine University of Bath-based swimmers have today been officially selected by Team GB for this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Double Rio 2016 medallist James Guy and former World Champion Ben Proud are joined in the 28-strong swimming squad by seven Olympic debutants – Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Jacob Peters, Matt Richards, Brodie Williams, University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis. All of them are based at the Team...

Tom Dean, Freya Anderson, James Guy, Kieran Bird, Brodie Williams, Jacob Peters and Matt Richards at the 2021 British Swimming Olympic Trials

Magnificent seven look set for Tokyo Olympics after setting qualification standard during outstanding British Swimming Selection Trials

19 April 2021

Seven swimmers who train at the University of Bath look set to represent Team GB at this summer's Tokyo Olympics after an outstanding week of racing at the British Swimming Selection Trials in London. Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, James Guy, Jacob Peters, Matt Richards and Brodie Williams all met the qualification standard of both swimming inside the Olympic consideration time for their events and finishing in the top two in their finals, as did...

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