News Archive, Category: Swimming

VIDEO: Elite athletes back in training at Team Bath Sports Training Village for Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games

04 August 2020

Ahead of the Team Bath Sports Training Village beginning reopening to the public this week, we had time to get ready for customers' return while supporting, under government guidelines, a return to training for some of the squads aiming for the Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.  The return of around 60 elite sportspeople across bobsleigh, modern pentathlon, skeleton, swimming and triathlon helped us test our procedures and policies before public opening while offering them the...

Team Bath Sports Training Village reopening for gym and swim sessions from week commencing Monday, August 3

31 July 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Team Bath Sports Training Village will begin the first phase of reopening on Monday, August 3, in line with new government guidelines. Among the facilities in operation in phase one will be the spacious Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre and the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool. Our doors are set to open at 8am on Monday for gym customers and on Wednesday, August 5 for anyone...

Celebrating the Class of 2020 as graduating student-athletes reflect on academic and sporting success at University of Bath

29 July 2020

An outstanding group of high-performing student-athletes have been reflecting on their years of combining their dual passions of sport and education at the University of Bath as they mark the conclusion of their undergraduate degree courses. The support of the Team Bath Dual Career programme and scholarship funding, courtesy of the University’s generous alumni and benefactors, has helped them juggle the twin demands of studying at one of the best universities in the country while...

University of Bath-based sportspeople recharged and refocused with one year to go until rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games

23 July 2020

The Tokyo Olympic Games may still be a year away, rather than one day, but the focus and motivation remains strong for elite athletes based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. The Coronavirus-prompted decision to postpone the Games – which had been due to start tomorrow (Friday) – until July 23, 2021, was initially a huge blow to the aspiring Olympians who train at the University of Bath facility in sports such as athletics,...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Team Bath response to UK Government announcement regarding gyms, pools and leisure centre reopenings

09 July 2020

Following today’s announcement by the UK Government, we at Team Bath are working hard for an initial reopening phase in early August, subject to final risk assessments, and are very much looking forward to welcoming some early customer groups back to the Sports Training Village. We will be in touch directly with customer groups and gym members to advise of the new measures and safety guidelines we are putting in place, so please keep an...

Sporting scholar Tom Dean explains how elite swimmers are staying safe on their return to training at University of Bath

29 June 2020

Face masks, temperature checks, individual changing areas and designated lanes - those are just some of the things that have become the 'new normal' for University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and his British Swimming colleagues since their return to training at the Sports Training Village. The Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholar, who is taking a year out from studying Mechanical Engineering at the University to focus on the Tokyo Olympics, is among a handful...

Return to training starts Wednesday

26 May 2020

Following the UK Government’s updated guidance on the phased return of sport and recreation, a small group of elite swimmers and coaches will become the first to resume their training at the University of Bath from Wednesday, May 27. Wednesday at 10am also sees the opening of the University outdoor tennis courts to students and academy players on site, following Lawn Tennis Association guidance on social distancing and using the following booking link : https://www.teambath.com/bookonline/ ‎ Staff...

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

British Swimming National Centre Bath’s David McNulty and Tom Dean reflect with Jazz Carlin on adapting to lockdown

04 May 2020

Swimmer Jazz Carlin, who won two Olympic medals while training at the University of Bath, has been catching up with former coach David McNulty and student-athlete Tom Dean to see how they are coping and adapting during the lockdown. The British Swimming National Centre Bath squad, who use the Sports Training Village’s Olympic-sized pool and high-performance gym for their training, should have been honing their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at this time....

World medallist Freya Anderson among five new faces joining British Swimming National Centre at University of Bath

21 April 2020

World, European and Commonwealth medallist Freya Anderson is among five Olympic hopefuls joining the British Swimming National Centre based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Nineteen-year-old freestyler Anderson will be coached full-time by David McNulty after spending time in Bath over the past 12 months as part of a phased transition from her current club, Ellesmere College. “I’m really excited to get going in Bath and it’s a really good environment down there...

Sporting scholar Tom Dean’s double gold leads medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers at Edinburgh International

16 March 2020

Sporting scholar Tom Dean won two gold medals as University of Bath-based swimmers produced several good results at the Edinburgh International Meet in Scotland. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, set a new personal best of 1:46.03 as he pipped training partner James Guy (1:46.79) to victory in a 200m freestyle final also featuring Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis (6th, 1:49.74) and Cameron Kurle (7th, 1:49.89). He also took...

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