News Archive, Category: Swimming

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...

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

Six golds among the medal haul as Bath swimmers end 2019 season with competitions in Edinburgh and Amsterdam

16 December 2019

There were gold medals for Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, Tom Derbyshire and Calum Jarvis as University of Bath-based swimmers wrapped up 2019 by impressing at the Scottish National Short-Course Championships in Edinburgh. Fresh from slicing a massive seven seconds off his personal best while winning 400m freestyle silver at the European Short-Course Championships, Dean (pictured) – supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship – touched the wall first in both the 100m individual medley (54.43)...

Scholar Tom Dean and James Guy among the medals as British Swimming enjoy successful European Short-Course Championships

09 December 2019

Sporting scholar Tom Dean won the first senior individual medal of his career and James Guy bagged a bronze as University of Bath-based swimmers contributed to a successful European Short-Course Championships for Great Britain in Glasgow. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported in his dual careers by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, gave the host nation a fantastic start to the week as he won 400m freestyle silver in 3:37.95. Having only secured the last...

Three medals and an overall top-four finish adds up to good BUCS Short-Course Swimming meet for University of Bath students

18 November 2019

William Ryley and Luke Turley both won medals as the University of Bath’s student swimming team finished a fine fourth overall at the 2019 Speedo BUCS Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. Chemistry student Ryley, supported by a Goldsmith Sports Scholarship, finished runner-up to Olympic and World medallist Duncan Scott in the 1,500m freestyle in 15:11.85. He was joined on the podium by Team Bath Dual Career athlete Turley, who took bronze in 15:15.83. The Sports Performance...

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...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Tokyo 2020 Olympic roles with Team GB for British Swimming National Centre Bath coaches David McNulty and Jol Finck

17 October 2019

University of Bath-based swimming coaches David McNulty and Jol Finck have been nominated by British Swimming to take on key roles with Team GB during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games next summer. McNulty (pictured top) has been Lead Coach at the British Swimming National Centre Bath during the past three Olympic cycles and helped to guide Michael Jamieson, Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn to silver medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Finck...

Hall of Fame Stephanie Millward Andrei Vorontsov, October 2019

Swimming legends Stephanie Millward and Andrei Vorontsov inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

16 October 2019

Paralympic champion Stephanie Millward and Olympic swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov have today become the latest inductees into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Millward – who trains with Team Bath AS in the University’s London 2012 Legacy Pool – has won an incredible 49 medals at major international championships during an illustrious career, including ten while representing Great Britain at the Paralympic Games. Vorontsov is one of the world’s most respected...

Double gold and a massive relay record as Stephanie Millward enjoys more success at London 2019 World Para Swimming Champs

16 September 2019

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward added two more global golds to her impressive medal collection during a record-breaking week at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. Millward, who trains in the University of Bath’s London 2012 Legacy Pool, swam a storming anchor leg as she, Alice Tai, Brock Whiston and Toni Shaw won the women’s 34pts 4x100m medley relay title in 4:36.31 – obliterating the previous world record by almost nine seconds....

Young fencers, kayakers, judoka, synchro swimmers and racers among new intake to Team Bath Futures programme

14 September 2019

Thirteen talented young sportspeople were welcomed as new members of the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme when they attended a successful induction day at the Sports Training Village. The new contingent compete in sports as diverse as kayaking, fencing, judo, synchronised swimming and racing. The Futures Athlete Development Programme is open to sportspeople aged between 11 and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great...

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