News Archive, Category: Rowing

From lacrosse to rowing – student-athlete Immy Macdonald makes international transition with Team Bath Dual Career support

12 March 2020

Team Bath Dual Career student-athlete Immy Macdonald has gained her first taste of international rowing after competing in Paris at the 2020 World Rowing Indoor Championships. The Sports Performance student has been training for less than a year with the University of Bath-based GB Rowing Team World Class Start programme after making the transition from lacrosse. She was supported on her trip to Paris by the Team Bath Elite Athlete Fund. Here Immy writes about...

Heather Stanning with her Rio 2016 Olympic Games gold medal at the University of Bath

Double Olympic Champion Heather Stanning encouraging people to support Row Britannia for Sport Relief challenge at STV

03 March 2020

Heather Stanning, patron of Bath University Boat Club and double Olympic gold medallist, is encouraging everyone at the University of Bath to get involved in Row Britannia for Sport Relief this week. Students, staff and customers are being invited to hop onto the indoor rowing machines set up on the public concourse in the Sports Training Village and row for as long as they can, with the aim of covering a cumulative total of 2,020...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

Laura Macro won lightweight women's single scull gold at the 2019 EUSA Rowing Championships in Sweden

How self-management and a new-found self-belief helped student-rower Laura Macro reach new heights during 2019

23 December 2019

2019 was a year to remember for University of Bath student-athlete Laura Macro as she made waves on the national and international rowing scene. She struck lightweight women’s single scull gold at both the BUCS and Henley Women’s Regattas, beating a former World Champion in the latter competition, before triumphing for GB at the EUSA (European University Sports Association) Rowing Championships in Sweden. The Sport & Exercise Science student, coached by Dan Harris on the...

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Laura Macro won lightweight women's single scull gold at the 2019 EUSA Rowing Championships in Sweden

Another gold for Laura Macro as GB Rowing Team Start Bath student rowers impress on European stage

08 September 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Laura Macro continued her excellent 2019 form onto the international stage as she won gold at the EUSA (European University Sports Association) Rowing Championships in Sweden. The Sport & Exercise Science student, who is supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, won an exciting lightweight women’s single scull final by four-tenths of a second as she beat Poland’s Klaudia Pankratiew to the title. Macro, who has also won gold at both...

Bath Start graduates help GB Rowing Team secure Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifying places at World Rowing Championships

01 September 2019

Three rowers who began their careers on the GB Rowing Team Start talent development programme at the University of Bath have helped qualify boats for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Rio 2016 silver-medallist Vicky Thornley became the first GB women’s single sculler to gain Olympic qualification for 20 years as she finished fourth at the World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria. [caption id="attachment_62212" align="alignright" width="292"] Sam Courty (right) and Annie Withers; and, top, Sara Parfett...

Sam Courty proud to continue University of Bath tradition as GB Rowing Team Start graduates are selected for World Champs

16 August 2019

Sam Courty says she is proud to continue a University of Bath tradition of aiming to qualify a women’s pair for the Olympic Games after being selected for the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Austria. The Sport & Exercise Science graduate is one of three rowers named in the British squad who started their careers with the GB Rowing Team Start programme at the University’s Sports Training Village, the others being Sara Parfett, who studied...

Crew Bath's Laura Macro and Zara Mulholland with New Zealand's Brooke Donoghue and Olivia Loe at the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta

Henley history made as Crew Bath rowers Zara Mulholland and Laura Macro reach semi-finals at Royal Regatta

06 July 2019

Sporting scholars Zara Mulholland and Laura Macro made history when they became the first University of Bath Rowing Club crew ever to reach the semi-finals at the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta. The women’s double scull, who are both coached by Dan Harris on the British Rowing World-Class Start Programme at the University, beat Jen Titterington and Bev Goodchild of Ipswich RC and Sudbury RC by two-and-a-third lengths in their Stonor Challenge Cup heats on Friday....

Crew Bath rowing at the 2019 Henley Royal Regatta

Crew Bath student rowers ready to take to the water at 2019 Henley Royal Regatta

03 July 2019

The University of Bath Rowing Club will be well represented when the world-famous Henley Royal Regatta gets under way today (Wednesday). The men’s eight start their Temple Challenge Cup campaign at 3.05pm when they face Purdue University from Indiana in the United States. Crew Bath’s men’s coxed four also face American opposition in the first round of the Prince Albert Challenge Cup and will race against the United States Naval Academy at 7.40pm. University of...

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