News Archive, Category: Swimming

Team Bath AS swimming logo, May 2017

Chance to try out for new Team Bath AS Academy Swimming programme at taster session

11 May 2018

Enthusiastic young swimmers in the local area are being invited to attend taster sessions for a new Academy Swimming Programme being launched by Team Bath AS at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in June. It is open to youngsters aged between eight and 13, with the first taster session taking place in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool on Saturday, May 26. Team Bath AS Academy Swimming is a development programme that offers...

Commonwealth Games medal parade featuring (from left) Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, presenter Kate Grey, Chloe Tutton, Anna Hopkin, Eilidh Doyle, Vicky Holland, Cameron Kurle, James Guy and presenter Samantha Murray

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medallists celebrated at parade ahead of Team Bath Netball match

07 May 2018

The sparkling achievements of University of Bath-based medallists from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were celebrated on Bank Holiday Monday when they were paraded in front of an appreciative four-figure crowd at Team Bath Netball's Vitality Superleague match against Severn Stars. Athlete Eilidh Doyle and triathlete Vicky Holland, who both won silver in Australia, were joined on court by British Swimming National Centre stars Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, James Guy, Cameron Kurle and Chloe Tutton plus...

Ila Brandimarte won Tech Solo silver at the at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships

GB boost for synchronised swimmer Ila Brandimarte ahead of Glasgow 2018 European Championships

02 May 2018

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte is aiming to compete at this summer’s European Championships in Glasgow after receiving a double boost in her bid for Great Britain selection. Italian-born Brandimarte won a silver medal in the Tech Solo event at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships, just a day after being told that her application for British citizenship had been successful. She has been training with the British senior squad for the...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to Team Bath AS to show them her Commonwealth Games gold medal in April 2018

Commonwealth champ Siobhan-Marie O’Connor returns to Team Bath AS to inspire next generation of swimmers

01 May 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games champion Siobhan-Marie O'Connor returned to her roots as she visited Team Bath AS swimmers during their training at the University of Bath on Friday to show them her 200m individual medley gold medal. Swimmer Katie Butcher was chosen to present flowers to O'Connor on behalf of the team, congratulating the British Swimming National Centre star on her latest international success. Olympic medallist O'Connor has trained at the University of Bath...

Sports Personality of the Year Anna Hopkin receiving her award from Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell at the 2018 Blues Awards

Anna Hopkin win Sports Personality prize as 2018 Blues Awards celebrate both student sport and Winter Olympics

27 April 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin has capped an excellent few months of competition by being voted by her fellow students as the University of Bath Sports Personality of the Year at the 2018 Blues Awards – the annual celebration of student sport. The Sports & Exercise Science student and MJ Church Ambassador, also supported by a Thompson Education Trust Scholarship, received the accolade after representing her country at both the 2017 World University Games in Taipei and...

Aerial Views of the University of Bath Campus showing buildings, landscaping, new developments and surrounding areas. Main focus STV, Sports Training Village. Running track. Athletics pitch. 3G pitch. Taken October 2016

Have your say on the Team Bath experience in our 2018 Express Customer Survey

17 April 2018

How satisfied are you with the Team Bath experience? Now is the chance to have your say. The Team Bath Customer Care Team is staging its annual Express Customer Survey to see what all those who use the Sports Training Village – students, athletes, public and staff – think of the service and facilities. The question is straightforward – How likely would you be to recommend your centre on a scale of 0 to 10,...

Sporting scholars among University-based swimmers in British squad for Glasgow 2018 European Championships

11 April 2018

Students Anna Hopkin and Tom Derbyshire are among eight University of Bath-based swimmers named in the British team for this summer’s European Championships in Glasgow. It is a first senior British selection MJ Church Ambassador Hopkin, coached by Mark Skimming and supported by a Thompson Education Trust scholarship, who will have chance to build on her impressive performances for England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games where she won relay bronze and contested four...

Gold Coast 2018: Swimmers finish Commonwealth Games with 12 medals as Eilidh Doyle books hurdles final place

10 April 2018

University of Bath-based swimmers will bring home a terrific 12 medals between them from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after adding two more to the tally on the final day of competition in the pool. James Guy, part of the highly-successful British Swimming National Centre Bath squad that trains in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University’s Sports Training Village, collected his fifth medal of the week as he helped England claim silver...

Gold Coast 2018: Fourth medal for James Guy as netballers secure semi-final spot at Commonwealth Games

09 April 2018

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy won his fourth medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday as he took silver in the 100m butterfly. The British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer finished runner-up to South Africa’s Chad Le Clos, who completed a clean sweep of butterfly golds at the meeting. Team Bath Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers and Kadeen Corbin are guaranteed a shot at a medal later this week after helping England secure...

Gold Coast 2018: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor defends Commonwealth Games title as medal tally moves into double figures

08 April 2018

Swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor became the first University of Bath-based sportsperson to win gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as she successfully defended her 200m individual medley title on Sunday. O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was the class of the field as she finished nearly two seconds ahead of her nearest rival to claim her third medal of the week. “The time wasn’t my best but it’s...

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