News Archive, Category: Swimming

Anna Hopkin receives the 2018 BUCS Sportswoman of the Year Award

Graduation one day, BUCS Sportswoman of the Year the next – swimmer Anna Hopkin’s unforgettable 2018 continues

13 July 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin’s outstanding 2018 continued as she was named as BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Sportswoman of the Year, just a day after graduating from the University of Bath. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who was shortlisted alongside Edinburgh’s Eilidh Gibson (canoe slalom) and Nottingham’s Maria Tsaptsinos (table tennis), received the honour during Thursday’s BUCS Conference and Awards Dinner at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. It comes during a...

Joe Choong, Anna Hopkin, Alex Lane and Sydney Gregson are all graduating from the University of Bath in July 2018

Fab four ambassadors thank MJ Church for support as they graduate from University of Bath

10 July 2018

Four MJ Church Ambassadors who are graduating from the University of Bath this week have thanked Team Bath’s partners for their support as they successfully combined study and sport. Olympic modern pentathlon athlete Joe Choong, Commonwealth swimming medallist Anna Hopkin, English badminton champion Alex Lane and Bristol Rugby Ladies player Sydney Gregson have all completed their studies and will receive their degrees during ceremonies this week. They have been assisted along the way by a bursary...

Ila Brandimarte won Tech Solo silver at the at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte “feeling blessed” after GB selection for Glasgow 2018 European Champs

20 June 2018

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte will make her long-awaited British debut on one of the sport’s biggest stages after being selected for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Italian-born Brandimarte, who established Team Bath Synchro Club at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in 2016 after graduating in Politics & International Relations, has been training with the British senior squad for the past two years. She is now eligible to compete after officially becoming...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Dame Katherine Grainger (left) and Michael Jamieson (right) were among the panel at an Athletes Future Roadshow that took place at the University of Bath in June 2018

Athlete Futures Roadshow provides University-based sportspeople with careers advice for life after sport

07 June 2018

Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions based at the University of Bath were among a host of athletes who received careers advice for life after sport. The University hosted the third of four Athlete Futures Roadshow events in 2018, organised and run by the Athlete Futures Network, a partnership between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that is supported by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. The Network provides services...

Team Bath AS swimming logo, May 2017

Chance to try out for new Team Bath AS Academy Swimming programme at taster session

11 May 2018

Enthusiastic young swimmers in the local area are being invited to attend taster sessions for a new Academy Swimming Programme being launched by Team Bath AS at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in June. It is open to youngsters aged between eight and 13, with the first taster session taking place in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool on Saturday, May 26. Team Bath AS Academy Swimming is a development programme that offers...

Commonwealth Games medal parade featuring (from left) Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, presenter Kate Grey, Chloe Tutton, Anna Hopkin, Eilidh Doyle, Vicky Holland, Cameron Kurle, James Guy and presenter Samantha Murray

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists celebrated at parade ahead of Team Bath Netball match

07 May 2018

The sparkling achievements of University of Bath-based medallists from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday when they were paraded in front of an appreciative four-figure crowd at Team Bath Netball's Vitality Superleague match against Severn Stars. Athlete Eilidh Doyle and triathlete Vicky Holland, who both won silver in Australia, were joined on court by British Swimming National Centre stars Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Chloe Tutton plus...

Ila Brandimarte won Tech Solo silver at the at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships

GB boost for synchronised swimmer Ila Brandimarte ahead of Glasgow 2018 European Championships

02 May 2018

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte is aiming to compete at this summer’s European Championships in Glasgow after receiving a double boost in her bid for Great Britain selection. Italian-born Brandimarte won a silver medal in the Tech Solo event at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships, just a day after being told that her application for British citizenship had been successful. She has been training with the British senior squad for the...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to Team Bath AS to show them her Commonwealth Games gold medal in April 2018

Commonwealth champ Siobhan-Marie O’Connor returns to Team Bath AS to inspire next generation of swimmers

01 May 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to her roots as she visited Team Bath AS swimmers during their training at the University of Bath on Friday to show them her 200m individual medley gold medal. Swimmer Katie Butcher was chosen to present flowers to O'Connor on behalf of the team, congratulating the British Swimming National Centre star on her latest international success. Olympic medallist O'Connor has trained at the University of Bath...

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues Awards

Anna Hopkin win Sports Personality prize as 2018 Blues Awards celebrate both student sport and Winter Olympics

27 April 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin has capped an excellent few months of competition by being voted by her fellow students as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Blues Awards – the annual celebration of student sport. The Sports & Exercise Science student and MJ Church Ambassador, also supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, received the accolade after representing her country at both the 2017 World University Games in Taipei and...

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