News Archive, Category: Swimming

Tokyo 2020: Who to watch and when as 20 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 12 graduates compete at Olympic Games

22 July 2021

After a year’s delay, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally here and we are looking forward to cheering on 20 sportspeople who train at the University of Bath as they compete on the biggest sporting stage of all. Twelve graduates of the University will also be representing their countries across a wide range of sports at the Games, which run until Sunday 8th August. All are dreaming of joining the celebrated ranks of Olympic...

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Tokyo 2020: How University of Bath swim coach’s flexible approach helped set Anna Hopkin on ‘incredible’ journey to Olympic debut

22 July 2021

When Anna Hopkin moved to the University of Bath in 2014, she joined the student swimming club with the goal of racing at student competitions and having a fun group to socialise with. Fast forward seven years and Hopkin is not only looking forward to making her Olympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020 but also eyeing a place on the podium with Team GB. The explosive freestyle sprinter was a talented junior swimmer while growing...

Tokyo 2020: Sporting scholar Tom Dean grateful for University of Bath support in and out of pool ahead of Olympic swimming debut

16 July 2021

Team GB swimming medal hopeful Tom Dean has praised the University of Bath for helping him pursue his sporting dream as he prepares to make his Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. Dean first came to the University in 2018 to combine training full-time with the world-renowned British Swimming National Centre Bath, based on campus in the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village, with studying Mechanical Engineering. He deferred his second year to concentrate fully on...

Tokyo 2020: Housemates Kieran Bird, Jacob Peters and Brodie Williams hail training environment ahead of Olympic swimming debuts

15 July 2021

They live together, socialise together and train together in Bath – now rising Team GB swimming stars Kieran Bird, Jacob Peters and Brodie Williams are set to make their Olympic debuts together at Tokyo 2020. All three are part of an exciting crop of talented swimmers coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre based at the University of Bath, with training partners Calum Jarvis and Matt Richards also competing at the Aquatics...

West of England Mayor visits Team GB swimmers at University of Bath training base to wish them well ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

05 July 2021

Dan Norris, Metro Mayor of the West of England, has visited the University of Bath to wish Team GB swimmers training there good luck before they fly out to Tokyo for the Olympic Games, which begin later this month. Nine swimmers, almost a third of the Team GB squad, are among the 20 sportspeople who train at the £35million Team Bath Sports Training Village that will be competing at the rescheduled Games. Mayor Norris spoke...

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

Ten-time Paralympic medallist Stephanie Millward heading to fourth Games after being named in Tokyo 2020 swimming squad

30 June 2021

University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Stephanie Millward will be heading to her fourth Paralympic Games this summer after being selected in the ParalympicsGB squad for Tokyo 2020. Millward, who trains at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, made her debut at Beijing 2008 before winning 10 medals while competing at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, including double gold five years ago. [caption id="attachment_62421" align="alignright" width="292"] Stephanie Millward is welcomed...

From Team Bath Futures to fulfilling Olympic medal dream – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor announces retirement from competitive swimming

16 June 2021

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, who progressed from the Team Bath Futures programme to become an Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European medallist, has today announced her retirement from competitive swimming after an outstanding career. O’Connor first took to the pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village aged nine and went on to train there for almost all of the following 16 years, first under the guidance of first Mark Skimming and then David McNulty with the...

Morning finals and top-class racing at Glasgow Meet help Bath-based swimmers continue their prep for Tokyo Olympic Games

06 June 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers continued their build-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with some impressive performances at the British Swimming Glasgow Meet. The event at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre replicated the Tokyo competition schedule, with heats in the evening and finals the following morning, and took place while swimmers are in a heavy training load. Despite that, James Guy (pictured) got the competition off to an eye-catching start as he led a British...

50 days to Tokyo: Bath-based swimmers continue Olympic prep and seek final Team GB places at British Swimming Glasgow Meet

03 June 2021

With 50 days to go until the Tokyo Olympic Games begin, swimmers based at the University of Bath will have another chance to hone their race preparations as the British Swimming Glasgow Meet gets under way in Scotland. More than 300 athletes will be competing at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre over the next four days, the largest and most inclusive event run by British Swimming and its partners since the return to the competition...

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Outstanding medal haul at European Championships and rapid times offer plenty of Tokyo encouragement for Bath-based swimmers

24 May 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers brought home a terrific 25 medals from the 2021 LEN European Championships in Budapest as they showed fantastic form in the last major competition before the Tokyo Olympic Games. Leading the way with six medals apiece – the most of any swimmers competing at the Championships – were British Swimming National Centre Bath trio Freya Anderson, Tom Dean and James Guy, who are all coached by David McNulty in the London...

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