News Archive, Category: Swimming

British record for Freya Anderson and another big win for Tom Dean helps London Roar finish third in 2020 International Swimming League

23 November 2020

Freya Anderson eclipsed her own British record and Tom Dean claimed another eye-catching victory as University of Bath-based swimmers shone once again for London Roar in the grand final of the 2020 International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary. Anderson, who joined the British Swimming National Centre Bath high-performance squad this summer, has been in fantastic form throughout the six-week competition and continued that into the last session on Sunday as she clocked 1.51.87 in the...

PB victory from University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean helps London Roar reach final of 2020 International Swimming League

16 November 2020

Sporting scholar Tom Dean recorded his first win of the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) season in style as University of Bath-based swimmers helped London Roar book their place in the Grand Final. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, clocked a personal best of 3:37.87 as he reeled in race favourite Danas Rapsys before holding off the Lithuanian to claim an impressive victory in the men’s 400m freestyle...

New British record for Freya Anderson as Bath-based swimmers past and present continue to impress in International Swimming League

07 November 2020

There were four wins and a new British record for Freya Anderson as University of Bath-based swimmers past and present continued to impress for London Roar at the International Swimming League in Budapest. Fresh from recording five top-two finishes in Roar’s second match of the competition, Anderson – part of the British Swimming National Centre Bath squad that train at the Team Bath Sports Training Village – excelled once more as Roar finished runners-up to...

Fantastic five top-two finishes from Freya Anderson helps London Roar to second International Swimming League success in Budapest

01 November 2020

University of Bath-based Freya Anderson was in fantastic form on her first appearance in the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) as she helped inspire London Roar to a second successive victory in Budapest. Anderson, who this summer joined the British Swimming National Centre Bath squad at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, recorded rapid split times as Roar picked up a maximum 24 points in both the women’s 4x100m freestyle and the 4x100m medley relays...

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Emily Large and Bath alumna Anna Hopkin help London Roar set record points tally in International Swimming League opener

20 October 2020

Eye-catching performances from University of Bath-based Emily Large and alumna Anna Hopkin helped London Roar record the highest number of points in an International Swimming League fixture and start their 2020 campaign in fantastic style. Hopkin (pictured), who trained with Mark Skimming’s student swimming squad while studying Sports & Exercise Science, swam the anchor leg of an impressive women’s 4x100m freestyle relay victory as Roar opened up a 97-point lead at the end of day...

Bath-based swimmers return to competition as 2020 International Swimming League season begins in Budapest bubble

16 October 2020

Nine University of Bath-based swimmers past and present are returning to competitive action for the first time since March as the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL) gets under way in Budapest. More than 300 swimmers from around the world are representing ten franchises at the five-week competition, which starts today (16th October) and will see all league matches, semi-finals and the final take place in the Hungarian capital. In action on the...

University of Bath students and graduates among athletes selected on British Swimming World Class Programme for 2020-21 season

28 September 2020

Eleven members of the British Swimming National Centre squad based at the University of Bath have been selected for the British Swimming World Class Programme (WCP) for a 2020-21 season that includes the rescheduled Tokyo Olympic Games. Among the 18 swimmers selected on the top Podium tier are Mechanical Engineering student Tom Dean, Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis, double Olympic medallist James Guy and Freya Anderson, who joined the National Centre Bath squad this summer....

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 now open for longer – please wear a face covering in the building

31 July 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Team Bath Sports Training Village began the next phase of reopening on Monday, September 21. Among the facilities in operation in this phase will be the spacious Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre and the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool plus tennis, badminton, volleyball and more. Our doors will be open from 6am to 10pm weekdays and 8am - 7pm at weekends. To provide peace of mind as...

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...

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