News Archive, Category: Swimming

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

Olympic, World and Commonwealth crowns among highlights of unforgettable sporting 2018 at University of Bath

26 December 2018

One historic Olympic title defence, two World crowns, three Commonwealth gold medals and a multitude of other national and international medals added up to another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath in 2018. The University’s unique push-start track, the only one of its kind in the UK, became the focus of national attention in February when three athletes who train on it with British Skeleton won medals for Team GB at the...

Anna Hopkin and Jacob Greenow won medals at the 2018 Swim England Winter National Short-Course Swimming Championships

University of Bath swimmers past and present bag multitude of medals at National Winter Short-Course Champs

16 December 2018

There were seven golds amongst a 20-medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers past and present at the Swim England National Winter Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. World and European Champion James Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, set quick times as he topped the podium in both the 100m butterfly (50.66) and 200m butterfly (1:52.08). Jessica Fullalove went under 58 seconds for the first time in a short-course 100m...

University of Bath student swimmer Filippos Iakovidis is representing Cyprus at the 2018 FINA World Short-Course Championships

Student-swimmer Filippos Iakovidis hoping to be a record breaker at FINA World Short-Course Champs in China

08 December 2018

University of Bath student Filippos Iakovidis has set his sights on another national record when he represents his native Cyprus at the FINA World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China. Iakovidis, who studies Sport & Exercise Science and is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, smashed his own records in both the 50m and 100m backstroke while racing for the University of Bath at last month’s BUCS National Championships in Sheffield. “I would...

Ilaria Brandimarte in her GB kit at the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Team Bath Synchro Club Christmas Show will provide festive finish to memorable year for GB star Ilaria Brandimarte

01 December 2018

Great Britain international Ilaria Brandimarte will showcase her new solo routine when Team Bath Synchro Club stage their Christmas Show at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. She will be joined by former GB stars, national athletes and the thriving club’s talented youngsters at the festive event in the London 2012 Legacy Pool on Sunday, December 16 (2.15pm). It is fully open to the public and Brandimarte, who made her GB debut at the...

Tom Dean, Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, Tim Nurse and Sarah Jackson are the new MJ Church Ambassadors for 2018-19

Quartet of international title-winning student-athletes join family of MJ Church Ambassadors for 2018-19

20 November 2018

Two European Champions, a World Youth Champion and a title-winning GB Hockey star have joined the family of talented Team Bath athletes who will be sporting Ambassadors for MJ Church during 2018-19. Swimmer Tom Dean, netballer Sophie Drakeford-Lewis, windsurfer Sarah Jackson and hockey player Tim Nurse will help to bring Team Bath’s thriving partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and inspiring the company’s staff and their families, as well as customers and stakeholders,...

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...

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