News Archive, Category: Swimming

Hall of Fame Stephanie Millward Andrei Vorontsov, October 2019

Swimming legends Stephanie Millward and Andrei Vorontsov inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

16 October 2019

Paralympic champion Stephanie Millward and Olympic swimming coach Dr Andrei Vorontsov have today become the latest inductees into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. Millward – who trains with Team Bath AS in the University’s London 2012 Legacy Pool – has won an incredible 49 medals at major international championships during an illustrious career, including ten while representing Great Britain at the Paralympic Games. Vorontsov is one of the world’s most respected...

Double gold and a massive relay record as Stephanie Millward enjoys more success at London 2019 World Para Swimming Champs

16 September 2019

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward added two more global golds to her impressive medal collection during a record-breaking week at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships. Millward, who trains in the University of Bath’s London 2012 Legacy Pool, swam a storming anchor leg as she, Alice Tai, Brock Whiston and Toni Shaw won the women’s 34pts 4x100m medley relay title in 4:36.31 – obliterating the previous world record by almost nine seconds....

Young fencers, kayakers, judoka, synchro swimmers and racers among new intake to Team Bath Futures programme

14 September 2019

Thirteen talented young sportspeople were welcomed as new members of the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme when they attended a successful induction day at the Sports Training Village. The new contingent compete in sports as diverse as kayaking, fencing, judo, synchronised swimming and racing. The Futures Athlete Development Programme is open to sportspeople aged between 11 and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great...

“I’m expecting noise!” Stephanie Millward excited to return to London for 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships

06 September 2019

Team Bath AS swimmer Stephanie Millward says she is looking forward to experiencing the noise of a home crowd once again when she represents Great Britain at the London 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships next week. Millward won five medals, four of them silver, when she last competed on the international stage at the London Aquatics Centre during the 2012 Paralympic Games. She went on to bag two golds at Rio 2016 and is also a...

(From left) Chris Arbuthnott, Jesse Reynolds and Sophie Pascoe were among the New Zealand para-swimming squad who trained at the University of Bath in September 2019

New Zealand squad enjoying preparation camp at University of Bath ahead of 2019 World Para-Swimming Champs in London

02 September 2019

Nine-time Paralympic gold-medallist Sophie Pascoe is among a world-class New Zealand squad training at the University of Bath ahead of the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships in London. Rio 2016 Paralympians Tupou Neiufi, Hamish McLean and Jesse Reynolds are also joined by Chris Arbuthnott and Celyn Edwards in a six-strong squad who are finalising their preparations at the University’s £35million Sports Training Village until September 6. As well as training in the 50m London 2012 Legacy...

Team Bath Synchronised Swimming Summer Camp 2019

Team Bath Synchro Club Summer Camp is a splash hit with artistic swimmers from across Europe

30 August 2019

Sixty artistic swimmers from across Europe are staying and training at the University of Bath this week for the third annual Team Bath Synchro Club Summer Camp. Young people from France and Spain are among those enjoying five days of expert coaching from international synchronised swimmers, including members of the British team, at the University’s Sports Training Village. As well as practicing routines and techniques in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool, attendees are benefitting...

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...

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