News Archive, Category: Swimming

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Bath-based quartet help British Swimming make relay history during record-breaking start to 2021 LEN European Championships

18 May 2021

University of Bath-based swimmers Freya Anderson, Tom Dean, James Guy and Matt Richards helped British Swimming make a record-breaking start to the 2021 LEN European Championships in Budapest on Monday. Anderson, coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, swam a stunning 52.79 anchor leg to hold off a strong challenge from the Dutch team and secure a first-ever European gold for GB in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay in a British...

Tokyo-bound swimmers back on international stage as European Championships provide another chance to stake Olympic claims

17 May 2021

The nine University of Bath-based swimmers selected for the Tokyo Olympic Games will have chance to test themselves against international opposition this week as they represent Britain at the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The continental competition also offers swimmers like Holly Hibbott and Emily Large another opportunity to set the Tokyo qualification standard after they narrowly missed out at the British Swimming Selection Trials in April. Kieran Bird, who took nearly five seconds off...

Stephanie Millward. PICTURE CREDIT: Georgie Kerr/British Swimming

Swim star Stephanie Millward competing at European Championships in Madeira with 100 days to Tokyo Paralympic Games

16 May 2021

Today marks both 100 days to go to the rescheduled Paralympic Games and the start of the World Para Swimming European Open Championships, a key competition in the build-up to Tokyo 2020 for University of Bath-based Stephanie Millward. The Rio 2016 double gold-medallist is among an eight-strong British Swimming team competing at the Penteada Swimming Complex in Funchal, Madeira between today and Saturday (22nd). She will be looking to put in some strong swims against...

Picture of University of Bath-based swimmers (from left) Freya Anderson, Jacob Peters, Ben Proud, Kieran Bird, James Guy, Brodie Williams, Matt Richards, Tom Dean and Calum Jarvis in their Team GB kit at the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Clare Green/Matchtight.

Pride and excitement as Team GB select nine University of Bath-based swimmers for Tokyo Olympic Games

27 April 2021

Nine University of Bath-based swimmers have today been officially selected by Team GB for this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Double Rio 2016 medallist James Guy and former World Champion Ben Proud are joined in the 28-strong swimming squad by seven Olympic debutants – Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Jacob Peters, Matt Richards, Brodie Williams, University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and Sports Performance graduate Calum Jarvis. All of them are based at the Team...

How sporting scholarship is helping rising GB Water Polo star Tom Hunt pursue his Commonwealths 2022 goal

20 April 2021

With his sights firmly set on the Commonwealth Championships Tournament in England next year, British Water Polo athlete and University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Hunt is going above and beyond to achieve his vision of success. While he missed out on competing at the U19 European Championships due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Tom is determined to be on the international stage in April 2022 at what he describes as ‘a competition that nothing else...

Tom Dean, Freya Anderson, James Guy, Kieran Bird, Brodie Williams, Jacob Peters and Matt Richards at the 2021 British Swimming Olympic Trials

Magnificent seven look set for Tokyo Olympics after setting qualification standard during outstanding British Swimming Selection Trials

19 April 2021

Seven swimmers who train at the University of Bath look set to represent Team GB at this summer's Tokyo Olympics after an outstanding week of racing at the British Swimming Selection Trials in London. Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, James Guy, Jacob Peters, Matt Richards and Brodie Williams all met the qualification standard of both swimming inside the Olympic consideration time for their events and finishing in the top two in their finals, as did...

Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird and James Guy set Tokyo Olympic standard during great start to British Swimming Selection Trials

16 April 2021

Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird and James Guy all swam inside the Tokyo Olympic consideration time as University of Bath-based swimmers made an excellent start to the British Swimming Selection Trials at London’s Aquatic Centre. Anderson, coached by David McNulty at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, was the first swimmer to set the standard at the Trials on Wednesday as she won the women’s 200m freestyle in 1:56.80 – well inside the consideration time of...

Freya Anderson excited to put hard work into practice as Bath-based swimmers target Olympic places at British Swimming Selection Trials

13 April 2021

Freya Anderson says she is excited to finally be competing for Tokyo Olympic qualification as University of Bath-based swimmers head to the London Aquatics Centre for this week’s British Swimming Selection Trials. World, European and Commonwealth medallist Anderson is among 18 swimmers based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village taking part in the Trials, with places in the Team GB squad for this summer’s rescheduled Olympic Games the ultimate prize. Anderson joined the British...

Gym, swim and more indoor sports return as Sports Training Village and Founders Hall reopen doors to customers

12 April 2021

Gym, swim and indoor sports have returned to the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall from Monday, April 12th as the second phase of our reopening programme got under way. Customers can now book for individual workouts in the Team Bath Gym & Fitness Centre, a swim in the London 2012 Legacy Pool or a game of racket sports. University of Bath students can also book the netball and volleyball courts for a...

Former Bath-based swimmer Lizzie Simmonds elected by peers as new Chair of the British Olympic Association Athletes’ Commission

04 April 2021

Former University of Bath-based Olympic swimmer Lizzie Simmonds has been selected to be the new Chair of the British Olympic Association’s (BOA) Athletes’ Commission. The double Olympian, who was part of the British Swimming National Centre Bath group based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village from 2012 to 2016, was elected to the role by Olympians sitting on the BOA’s Athletes’ Commission following a highly competitive process. She will also become a full Board...

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