News Archive, Category: Swimming

Olympic silver-medallist among experts passing on competitive swimming advice at Team Bath AS clinics

20 August 2019

Team Bath AS is running a series of pre-season clinics for competitive swimmers over the August Bank Holiday Weekend in the University of Bath's Olympic-sized pool. The clinics - run by Team Bath AS Head Coach Chris Alderton and Lead Development Coach Liam Willcox - will give swimmers aged 9-16 the change to hone their skills, technique and technical knowledge in time for the 2019-20 season. Running from August 24-27, each clinic will have a...

From 19 to 90 – Team GB Olympians from six decades and 14 sports unite for special celebration at University of Bath

13 August 2019

Fifty Team GB Olympians spanning six decades, including one of only two Holocaust survivors to compete at the Games, visited the University of Bath on Saturday for a special celebratory reception. Sir Ben Helfgott, who captained the GB weightlifting team at both the Melbourne 1956 and Rome 1960 Games, and 90-year-old Michael Howard, a fencing silver-medallist in 1960, were the two most senior Olympians to attend the event, which took place in The Edge. At...

Fantastic five medals and more impressive performances for Team Bath AS swimmers at Home Nations Championships

04 August 2019

Thirteen Team Bath AS swimmers gained valuable national racing experience and achieved some impressive results when they competed in the summer Home Nations Swimming Championships in England, Wales and Scotland. The Swim England National Summer Championships in Sheffield saw Rue Fowler win double gold in the 14yr 100m and 200m backstroke. Originally seeded 19th in the 100m event, Rue took almost three seconds off her entry time across heats and finals to win the title in...

James Guy (second from left) helped GB win men's 4x100m medley relay gold at the 2019 World Swimming Championships

Golden finish to 2019 World Swimming Championships for James Guy as Bath-based swimmers impress in Gwangju

28 July 2019

There was gold and bronze for James Guy plus big personal bests for Tom Dean and Anna Hopkin on an impressive week for University of Bath-based swimmers present and past at the 2019 World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, produced a strong butterfly leg as the British men’s 4x100m medley relay quartet brilliantly struck gold in a European record time of 3:28.10...

Sporting scholar Jacob Greenow and Kieran Bird lead medal haul for University-based swimmers at British Swimming Summer Champs

27 July 2019

There was a hat-trick of titles for Kieran Bird and sporting scholar Jacob Greenow also struck gold as a host of University of Bath-based swimmers raced at the 2019 British Swimming Summer Championships in Glasgow this week. British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Bird won 400m and 800m freestyle gold in 3:50.90 and 8:00.27 respectively, while also clocking 15:24.27 as he led a University of Bath 1-2-3 in the 1,500m freestyle. Sport & Exercise Science...

Team Bath AS swimmers (back, from left) Lydia Crawford, Finlay Saunders, Max Adams, Olly Watts; (front) Niamh Ward, Oliver Saunders and Katie Butcher, July 2019

Futures swimmers ready to represent Team Bath AS at British, English and Welsh Summer Championships

21 July 2019

Team Bath AS swimmers who are supported by the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme are preparing to take to the national stage over the next couple of weeks. The British Swimming Summer Championships, taking place in Glasgow from July 23-28, will see Max Adams take on six events – 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m butterfly and 50m backstroke. Olly Watts will compete in both the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly, while...

Students and staff proudly representing Bath and their countries at 2019 World University Games in Napoli

04 July 2019

Two University of Bath students and two members of staff are representing their countries at the 2019 World University Games, which are now under way in Napoli, Italy. Athlete Jenny Nesbitt, a Trendell Sporting Scholar who studies Sport & Social Sciences, has been selected to compete for Great Britain in the 10,000m at a second successive Games. Swimmer and Sport & Exercise Science student Filippos Iakovidis, coached by Mark Skimming, will represent his native Cyprus...

More medals for University of Bath-based swimmers on second night of Mare Nostrum gala in France

12 June 2019

University of Bath-based swimmers Tom Dean and James Guy claimed their second medals in as many days as the build-up to the 2019 World Championships continued at the Mare Nostrum gala in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, followed up his 200m freestyle gold medal by winning silver in the 200m individual medley in 1:59.55. Guy – who, like Dean, trains...

Student Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy take gold for British Swimming at Mare Nostrum in Canet

11 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy both struck gold for British Swimming on the opening night of the Mare Nostrum in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, delivered an extremely mature performance to win the men’s 200m freestyle final from lane eight in 1:47.39. “I changed my plan a little bit as 200m freestyle is such...

Athlete Jenny Nesbitt and swimmer Filippos Iakovidis selected for 2019 World University Games in Naples

25 May 2019

University of Bath students Jenny Nesbitt and Filippos Iakovidis have been selected to represent their countries in athletics and swimming respectively at the 2019 World University Games in Naples, Italy. It will be a second WUGS experience for Sport & Social Science student Nesbitt, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, and she will once again compete in the 10,000m having placed a fine fifth in Taipei two years ago. Nesbitt has subsequently represented...

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