News Archive, Category: Swimming

Ed Nightingale Futures canoeing

Another chance to try out for Futures Athlete Development Programme as current stars shine on international stage

15 March 2018

Talented young sportspeople have another opportunity to try out for the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme at a free screening day taking place next month. It is taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.45am to around 2pm on Saturday, April 7, and will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. Athletes currently on the programme – which provides access to...

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games bronze-medallist Laura Deas with Dame Katherine Grainger

VIDEO: Interviews with Dame Katherine Grainger and Laura Deas as University hosts Commonwealth Big Lunch

14 March 2018

Olympic legend Dame Katherine Grainger was the guest of honour when the University of Bath hosted the UK's first Commonwealth Big Lunch this week. The event doubled as a rousing send-off for the 30 University-based sportspeople who will be competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and a chance to welcome skeleton bronze-medallist Laura Deas back to her home training base after her PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games heroics. TeamBathTV caught up with Dame Katherine,...

University of Bath celebrates Gold Coast 2018 and PyeongChang 2018 links by hosting UK’s first Commonwealth Big Lunch

13 March 2018

Some of the country’s top sportspeople joined dignitaries, students and local schoolchildren at the University of Bath today to celebrate its links to both the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The Commonwealth Big Lunch, organised and hosted in conjunction with UK Sport, saw 130 guests enjoy food from around the Commonwealth in the first of a nationwide series of events building up to the Commonwealth Heads of Governnment...

Quartet crowned as British champions as University of Bath-based swimmers impress in Scotland

05 March 2018

There were six golds amongst a 14-medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers at the 2018 British Swimming Championships, which were incorporated into the Edinburgh International Meet. Despite being in heavy training for next month’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer James Guy was able to add two more national titles to his haul. He was a second clear of the field in the 200m butterfly, clocking 1:58.05, and then...

University swim coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov to present on Preparation of Olympic Athletes at International Forum in Japan

02 March 2018

University of Bath Assistant Swimming Coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov is going to Japan this weekend after being invited to speak at the Human High Performance International Forum 2018. The world-renowned coach will make a presentation on the Preparation of Olympic Athletes during the global event at the University of Tsukuba, focusing primarily on his work with Sarah Sjostrom while Head National Coach for Sweden from 2013 to 2016. Sjostrom became the first Swedish woman to...

Beth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in SheffieldBeth Close won 200m gold at the 2018 BUCS Nationals in Sheffield

Eight golds among 28-medal haul for University of Bath student-athletes at BUCS Nationals 2018

21 February 2018

Student-athletes at the University of Bath won 28 medals across five different sports during a successful visit to Sheffield for the 2018 BUCS Nationals. Among the eight gold medals was a thrilling 200m title on the athletics track for Beth Close (pictured) after a storming finish. She then anchored the women’s 4x200m relay team to another tremendous victory as they retained the title for Bath. MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin’s 50m freestyle gold was one...

National Centre Bath trio win eight medals at Luxembourg Euro Swim Meet

29 January 2018

University of Bath-based swimmers Jazz Carlin, James Guy and Chris Walker-Hebborn won eight medals between them at the Luxembourg Euro Meet over the weekend. Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, struck gold in both the 200m freestyle (1:47.97) and 100m butterfly (52.31). He also claimed 200m butterfly bronze (1:59.52) and was part of a 4x100m medley relay squad that finished runner-up in a British one-two. Helping the other British...

Calum Jarvis in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

Team Wales select swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

24 January 2018

Welsh swimmers Jazz Carlin and Calum Jarvis (pictured) are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople to be officially selected for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. They are among 93 athletes across 11 sports added to the Team Wales squad today for the Games, taking place in Australia from April 4-15. University of Bath graduate Jacob Paul, a 400m hurdler who was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship while studying Sport & Social Sciences, has also...

Customer notice: London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool to reopen on Monday evening

21 January 2018

UPDATE: After closing for urgent maintenance work, the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village will reopen for the Team Bath+ Swim Members session from 8-9pm on Monday. The pool will then be operational as normal from 6am on Tuesday. We once again apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused and thank you for your patience and understanding. Click here to see a full timetable on when the...

Super six more University-based sportspeople get Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth call

05 January 2018

Another six University of Bath-based athletes representing four nations in three different sports will be heading out to Australia in April to compete in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Sprinter Leon Reid has been named in the Northern Ireland athletics squad, while MJ Church ambassador Anna Hopkin, Jessica Fullalove and Cameron Kurle are in the second wave of swimmers selected by Team England following last month’s trials. Economics and Mathematics student Jessica Li, coached...

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