News Archive, Category: Swimming

Anna Hopkin in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, July 2017

Semi-final frustration for Anna Hopkin and Jacob Paul at World University Games

25 August 2017

University of Bath duo Jacob Paul and Anna Hopkin missed out on their respective World University Games finals by the narrowest of margins in Taipei on Friday. Sport & Social Sciences graduate Paul, who was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship during his time at Bath, finished third in his 400m hurdles semi-final in 50.37 to place ninth overall. There was a similar fate for Sport & Exercise Science student Hopkin (pictured) in the swimming...

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Jacob Paul up and running at World University Games as Luke Johnson progresses on two tennis fronts

24 August 2017

University of Bath graduate Jacob Paul made a confident start to his World University Games campaign on Thursday as he won his 400m hurdles heat in Taipei. Paul, who studied Sport & Social Sciences and was supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, clocked 51.38 to book his place in the third of Friday’s semi-finals (10.57am BST). In the swimming pool, MJ Church ambassador Jay Lelliott had to settle for a fifth-placed finish in the 800m...

Athlete Jenny Nesbitt is a Trendell Sports Scholar for 2015-16

Jenny Nesbitt battles heat and humidity to finish a fantastic fifth in World Uni Games 10,000m final

23 August 2017

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Nesbitt finished a fantastic fifth in a challenging 10,000m final at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei. Torrential rain delayed the athletics evening session for one hour, then the 90% humidity and temperatures in the mid-30s caused several athletes to suffer heat exhaustion once the race eventually got under way. Sport & Social Sciences student Nesbitt, supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, produced a stellar effort to claim...

Jay Lelliott (centre) finished fifth in the 1500m freestyle final at the 2017 World University Games

Narrow medal miss for Jay Lelliott as tennis ace Luke Johnson makes strong start to World Uni Games

22 August 2017

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott narrowly fell short of a second medal on day four of the World University Games in Taipei. The Sports Performance graduate, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ Church and coached by Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, was involved in a three-way battle for bronze throughout a gruelling 1,500m freestyle final on Tuesday. There was nothing to choose between Lelliott, Hungary’s Gergely Gyurta and Shingo Nayaka...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

Jay Lelliott won 400m freestyle silver at the 2017 World University Games in Taipei

Mixed emotions for Jay Lelliott after swimmer’s latest World University Games medal

21 August 2017

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott won the third World University Games medal of his career as he took 400m freestyle silver for Great Britain on the opening day of the 2017 championships in Taipei. However, the MJ Church ambassador – coached by Mark Skimming in the London 2012 Legacy Pool – said he was disappointed not to take the gold medal and defend the title he won in South Korea in 2015. Lelliott, who...

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Students, graduates, coaches and support staff representing Bath and Britain at World University Games

17 August 2017

A magnificent seven University of Bath students and graduates are heading to Taipei to represent Great Britain at the World University Games, taking place from August 19-30. Three coaches and a physio are also part of the British Universities & Colleges Sports [BUCS] support staff for the world’s second-biggest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games, featuring almost 10,000 athletes from more than 170 countries. Defending gold-medallist Jay Lelliott, an ambassador for Team Bath partners MJ...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (left) and James Guy (second from right) teamed up with Adam Peaty and Duncan Scott to win 4x100m medley relay silver at the 2017 FINA World Swimming Championships in Budapest

James Guy’s World Champs hat-trick leads 24-medal haul for University-based swimmers at home and abroad

30 July 2017

University of Bath-based swimmers won five medals, including one of each colour for James Guy, as Great Britain enjoyed a successful 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest. Nineteen medals, five of them gold, were also secured during an excellent week at the British Swimming Summer Championships in Sheffield. Guy’s first medal of a busy week in Budapest was one to savour as he and British Swimming National Centre Bath team-mate Calum Jarvis successfully defended the...

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

Stephanie Millward sets World standard on great opening night for Bath-based swimmers at Summer Champs

26 July 2017

Stephanie Millward set the qualifying time for this year’s World Para-Swimming Championships during an excellent opening day for University of Bath-based swimmers at the 2017 British Swimming Summer Championships in Sheffield. The double Rio 2016 Paralympic champion, who trains in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, won her mixed-classification 400m freestyle final with a total of 892 points and a time of 4:51.11, which was within the consideration standard for the Mexico-bound World Championship team. Millward’s...

Over-50s encouraged to sign up for first-ever National Vintage Games at University of Bath

24 July 2017

The inaugural National Vintage Games, the UK’s first competitive and recreational sports event for the over-50s, is coming to the University of Bath – and people are being encouraged to sign up and get active. All abilities and fitness levels are welcome to compete in a host of events at the £30million Sports Training Village including track and field athletics, swimming, running and walking football, tennis, wheelchair tennis and badminton. There will also be Zumba,...

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