News Archive, Category: Swimming

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

The BUCS season so far – plenty of promise for student sport clubs going into 2018

20 December 2017

As we head into the Christmas break, SU Bath Sport Officer Will Galloway and BUCS Performance Officer Sophie Thomas provide a sport-by-sport review of an exciting first half of the 2017-18 British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] season for University of Bath students… American Football: Despite introducing a rookies league into their weekly training in an attempt to get more people playing sooner, the team have sadly fallen in all their battles so far this...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Golden double for Anna Hopkin as University of Bath-based swimmers impress at Swim England National Winter Champs

18 December 2017

Student Anna Hopkin claimed two national titles as University of Bath-based swimmers won 11 medals at the Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who is also supported by a Thompson Education Trust sporting scholarship, was the first English swimmer home in both the 50m and 100m freestyle, clocking rapid times of 25.33 and 54.76 – a personal best – respectively. Hopkin, who represented GB at the World University Games this...

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

15 December 2017

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

Katrina Hart and Miles Munro have been selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Former champ Katrina Hart and student-swimmer Miles Munro earn Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games selection

11 December 2017

Athlete Katrina Hart and student-swimmer Miles Munro are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople who will be heading to Australia in the new year to compete in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Both have previous Commonwealth experience, with former World Champion and Paralympics medallist Hart – coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training Village – having won T37 100m gold at the Delhi 2010 Games. She will compete in the T38 100m in...

Megan Pyke and Sophie Sandberg of Team Bath Synchro Club, November 2017

Plenty of promise as young Team Bath synchronised swimmers impress at Swim England National Champs

30 November 2017

Promising Team Bath Synchro Club youngsters Megan Pyke and Sophie Sandberg both impressed when they made their first appearances at the annual Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships in Gloucester. Competing in the 12-and-under category, they had to perform four technical figures in front of different judging panels – ballet leg single, barracuda, oceanita and surface prawn. Megan placed 65th overall with a combined score of 50.0001, putting her 18th in the country...

MJ Church ambassador and University of Bath swimmer Anna Hopkin

Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow strike gold at BUCS National Short-Course Swimming Champs

18 November 2017

University of Bath students brought home a host of personal bests and two golds – through Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow – from the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Short Course Swimming Championships. Coach Mark Skimming was pleased with the potential shown by his swimmers in Sheffield but added there is still room for improvement in the months ahead. Hopkin (pictured), a TET Sporting Scholar, took gold in the 50m free but was...

Rachel Shaw, Alex Lane and Anna Hopkin have been named as MJ Church Ambassadors, October 2017

Rachel Shaw, Alex Lane and Anna Hopkin proud to join family of MJ Church Ambassadors

24 October 2017

Team Bath Netball Superleague star Rachel Shaw plus badminton player Alex Lane and swimmer Anna Hopkin, both reigning national champions in their respective sports, are the latest Team Bath athletes to be named as MJ Church Ambassadors. They will join the likes of Paralympic silver-medallist Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) and Olympians Ben Fletcher (judo) and Joe Choong (modern pentathlon) in bringing Team Bath’s partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and inspiring the company’s...

University of Bath-based swimming medallists named in Team England squad for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

04 October 2017

University of Bath-based trio Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and James Guy are among the first group of swimmers to be selected by Team England for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. All three are part of the successful high-performance British Swimming National Centre at the Sports Training Village and all won medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. O’Connor – coached by David McNulty in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – enjoyed a particularly successful...

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