News Archive, Category: Swimming

Matthew Wright, Luke Turley, Tom Derbyshire and William Ryley were all on the podium for the University of Bath at the 2018 BUCS National Swimming Championships

Two golds among nine-medal haul for University of Bath students at 2018 BUCS National Swimming Champs

13 November 2018

Tom Derbyshire and Luke Turley strike gold as student-swimmers at the University of Bath pick up a horde of medals at the BUCS National Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Sport & Exercise Science student Derbyshire, who is supported through a British Swimming Scholarship and made his senior British debut at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, took gold in the men’s 1,500m freestyle with a dominant display that saw him break the 15-minute mark and win the title...

University of Bath-based athletes dominate 2018 Bath Sports Awards shortlists after stellar year

04 October 2018

Team Bath and sportspeople who train at the University of Bath are well represented on the shortlist of finalists in the 2018 Bath Sports Awards. Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is in contention for the Sports Personality of the Year award, a title she previously won in 2015, along with Team Bath Netball captain Eboni Beckford-Chambers and fellow England Netball team-mate Kadeen Corbin – they helped the Roses to a historic gold at the Gold Coast...

University swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov invited to share his expertise with German counterparts

30 September 2018

Dr Andrei Vorontsov, assistant swimming coach at the University of Bath, was a guest speaker at the German Swimming Coaches Federation annual conference last week. The world-renowned coach was invited to speak about his successful spell as Head National Coach for Sweden from 2013-2016, a period that saw Sarah Sjostrom become the first Swedish woman to win Olympic gold when she claimed the 100m butterfly title in a world-record time at Rio 2016. Vorontsov, who...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Fresher Tom Dean among big University of Bath-based contingent in British Swimming World-Class Programme

29 September 2018

European Champion and University of Bath fresher Tom Dean is among nine National Centre Bath swimmers selected for the 2018-19 British Swimming World-Class Performance Programme. Dean has moved to the University to begin a Mechanical Engineering degree and train with the hugely-successful National Centre – coached by David McNulty and Jol Finck – in the University’s London 2012 Legacy Pool. He won 200m individual medley gold at both the British Championships and European Junior Championships...

Team Bath AS launch twice-weekly Masters training programme for adult swimmers in London 2012 Legacy Pool

25 September 2018

A new training programme for adult swimmers, aged 18 and over, is being launched at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in October by Team Bath AS. The scheme will provide up to two coached sessions in the Olympic-sized 50m pool at the Sports Training Village, on Wednesdays from 9-10pm and Saturdays from 1-2pm. Masters swimming is enjoyed by adults all over the UK who want to continue swimming in a structured, coached environment...

Chance for young swimmers to make a splash with the Team Bath AS Academy Programme

15 September 2018

Talented young swimmers who would like to take their sport to the next level are invited to a taster session in the University of Bath’s Olympic-sized pool for the Team Bath AS Academy Swimming Programme. Taking place at the Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 22, it is open to young people aged between eight and 13 who have achieved ASA Swimming Certificate 8-10 through a Learn to Swim Programme, Swim School or from a...

Chris Walker-Hebborn retires from competitive swimming after ten successful years at Bath National Centre

06 September 2018

Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medalist Chris Walker-Hebborn, one of the original members of the British Swimming National Centre at the University of Bath, has announced his retirement from competitive swimming. The backstroke specialist was one of four swimmers to join the national training programme, based in the Sports Training Village, when it launched shortly after the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The next decade saw him race at London 2012 and Rio 2016, winning men’s...

National Vintage Games to provide enriching sports experience for over-50s for second year at University of Bath

30 August 2018

The National Vintage Games, the UK's first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is returning to the University of Bath Sports Training Village this weekend. Established in 2017, this year's event - taking place on Sunday, September 2 - is set to be bigger and better with the inclusion of new team events like walking rugby and walking netball alongside returning sports walking football, athletics, swimming, tennis and badminton. All sports will have official adjudication...

James Guy swimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, January 2017

Two medals in one hour for James Guy as Bath-based swimmers end European Championships on a high

10 August 2018

James Guy won his third relay gold of the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Thursday, just an hour after the University of Bath-based swimmer had deservedly earned his first individual medal in the pool. Fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also got on the podium to wrap up an excellent week of competition for GB at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre. Guy, part of the successful men’s 4x200m freestyle and mixed 4x100m...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

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