News Archive, Category: Swimming

David McNulty named as Coach of the Year at Team GB Awards after seven-gold success of Bath-based swimmers at Tokyo 2020

25 November 2021

University of Bath-based swimming coach David McNulty was named as Coach of the Year as Britain’s Olympians gathered at the Team GB Ball in London to celebrate the success of Tokyo 2020. McNulty, Lead Coach of the British Swimming National Centre based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, saw five athletes within his programme come home with gold medals from this summer’s Olympic Games. They included sporting scholar Tom Dean, who won gold in...

Eleven medals, including four gold, and a host of PBs as University of Bath swimmers impress at Speedo & BUCS Short Course Champs

25 November 2021

Sporting scholars Leah Crisp and Cam Brooker both struck gold as University of Bath students won 11 medals at the 2021 Speedo & BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Sports Performance student Josh Gammon also bagged his first BUCS title and Will Ryley added two silver medals to his collection as the Bath squad, led by Head of Swimming Mark Skimming, finished fifth overall with 225 points. “Everyone in the team either swam a...

New British record for Ben Proud as University of Bath star moves up all-time ranking list with International Swimming League win

19 November 2021

University of Bath swimmer Ben Proud broke his own 50m freestyle British record as he recorded a fantastic victory for Energy Standard during the 2021 International Swimming League play-off match in Eindhoven. The double Olympian, who is coached by Mark Skimming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, took three-hundredths of a second off his previous best set in 2017 to beat a world-class field in 20.64. Proud was one of only two swimmers in...

Olympic gold-medallists among five University of Bath-based swimmers selected for 2021 World Short-Course Championships

04 November 2021

Three Olympic Champions who train at the University of Bath will spearhead a 13-strong British Swimming team competing at December's World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi. Double Tokyo 2020 gold-medallist Tom Dean, Freya Anderson and Matt Richards have been named in a squad that also features fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Edward Mildred and double Olympian Ben Proud, who is coached by University of Bath Head of Swimming Mark Skimming. The 25m...

Stephanie Millward won S8 100m freestyle gold at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. PICTURE: onEdition

Paralympic Games multiple medallist Stephanie Millward announces retirement from competitive swimming after glittering career

05 October 2021

Ten-time Paralympic Games medallist and University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Stephanie Millward has announced her retirement from competitive swimming. The Team Bath AS swimmer has a long association with the University of Bath, having trained there a teenager before a Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis put her swimming career on hold for ten years. Upon her return to the pool she quickly became one of the world's leading Paralympic swimmers, representing GB at...

Tokyo 2020: Swim star Stephanie Millward races in 19th Paralympic Games final as Sophie Kamlish and Stuart Wood begin campaigns

02 September 2021

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward narrowly missed out on a medal at Tokyo 2020 today when she raced in the 19th Paralympic Games final of her illustrious career. The four-time Paralympian and 10-time medallist led off a GB 34pts 4x100m medley relay quartet that also featured Maisie Summers-Newton, Toni Shaw and Zara Mullooly. They placed fourth in 4:58.76 behind the United States, Russian Paralympic Committee and Australia. “To finish on a high, finish fourth...

Tokyo 2020: Superb silver in team foil means University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers are bringing home nine medals between them from Paralympic Games

29 August 2021

The ParalympicsGB wheelchair fencers who train at the University of Bath capped an excellent week of competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games by winning a superb silver in the men’s team foil. Today’s result means that Dimitri Coutya, Piers Gilliver and Oliver Lam-Watson, who are coached by Peter Rome, will be bringing home a magnificent nine medals between them from six events. Their brilliant form in the team foil event was inspired by an...

Tokyo 2020: Piers Gilliver strikes gold and Dimitri Coutya takes bronze as University of Bath-based wheelchair fencers claim epee medals

26 August 2021

Wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver was crowned as Paralympic Champion and training partner Dimitri Coutya won bronze as the duo claimed the first medals of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games for University of Bath-based sportspeople. Gilliver bounced back from his early exit in Wednesday’s sabre competition to totally dominate the Category A epee event, winning all of his preliminary pool bouts and conceding just eight hits in the quarter- and semi-finals. [caption id="attachment_65862" align="alignright" width="292"] Piers...

Tokyo 2020: Swimmer Suzanna Hext narrowly misses out on medal as wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver vows to bounce back from day one setback

25 August 2021

Swimmer Suzanna Hext narrowly missed out on a medal on the opening day of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games as she finished fourth in the S5 200m freestyle. Hext, who does her strength and conditioning work at the Team Bath Sports Training Village with English Institute of Sport (EIS) coach Michael Peacock, was in medal contention throughout Wednesday's final before Italy's Monica Boggioni came through in the closing stages to take bronze behind China's Li...

Tokyo 2020: Who to watch and when as eight University of Bath-based sportspeople and one graduate compete at Paralympic Games

23 August 2021

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games officially get under way on Tuesday with eight sportspeople who train at the University of Bath and one graduate among the 227 ParalympicsGB athletes taking on the world. Among the first British athletes in action is wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver, who begins the first of his four medal bids at 1am BST on Wednesday in the Category A sabre competition. Gilliver then goes for gold the following day in the...

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