News Archive, Category: Swimming

Customer notice: New Swim Wall being installed in London 2012 Legacy Pool from April 15-19 inclusive

21 March 2019

A new turning board system is being fitted in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool at the University of Bath during April, adding to the world-class training facilities already available to swimmers at the Sports Training Village. The Swim Wall is designed to sit on the base of the pool and will be raised during certain training sessions to provide a 'turning wall' at the 25m mark - ideal for those in sprint training. It can...

Relay great way to raise money for Comic Relief as Olympian joins in Team Bath AS Bags of Fun event

19 March 2019

Team Bath AS raised more than £700 for Comic Relief on Friday as swimmers, coaches and parents came together at the University of Bath Sports Training Village for the ‘Bags of Fun’ Relay event for Red Nose Day. Four teams – headed by coaches, Chris Alderton, Mike Mukelt and Liam Willcox plus former GB swimmer Tilly Gray – went head to head in a tactically challenging race that involved racing with mystery items extracted from...

New meet record for James Guy as University of Bath-based swimmers impress at Edinburgh International

17 March 2019

James Guy set a new meet record as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their preparations for next month’s British Championships by recording eight top-three finishes at the Edinburgh International over the weekend. Olympic medallist Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, clocked 1:47.66 in the 200m freestyle to finish ahead of Duncan Scott. MJ Church Ambassador Tom Dean was third in 1:49.14 and Cameron Kurle took fourth in 1:50.08. Goldsmith...

Joe Choong, David King and Tom Dean

MJ Church Ambassadors stepping up Tokyo 2020 preparations with 500 days to go until next Olympic Games

12 March 2019

Today marks 500 days to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and three MJ Church Ambassadors are among the multitude of University of Bath-based sportspeople ramping up their preparations for the world’s greatest sporting show. Pentathlete Joe Choong is aiming to join the ranks of double Olympians, and has a chance to qualify for Tokyo when the University hosts the 2019 Modern Pentathlon European Championships this summer, while 110m hurdler David King and swimmer...

Ilaria Brandimarte, Amelia Coltman and Kim Commane at a This Girl Can event ahead of International Women's Day 2019

VIDEO: University of Bath sports stars inspires next generation at This Girl Can event on International Women’s Day

08 March 2019

Three sporting role models who train and compete at the University of Bath helped to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 when they took part in an event inspiring schoolgirls across Bath & North East Somerset. Forty sporty children aged five and six attended the fun This Girl Can event at the Sports Training Village, which was hosted by Team Bath Tribe in association with the Bath & North East Somerset School Sport Partnership. As well...

Ilaria Brandimarte helps GB to superb Paris podium place as synchro swimmers shine in FINA World Series

04 March 2019

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ilaria Brandimarte helped Great Britain win a superb silver medal at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Paris. Brandimarte and team-mates Kate Shortman, Isabelle Thorpe, Daniella Lloyd, Victoria Usher, Daisy Rushton, Cerys Hughes, Greta Hampson, Millicent Costello and Cerys Larsen scored 81.6667 points to finish runners-up to Brazil in the free combination final. Great Britain also finished fifth overall in the team free final after scoring 80.3333. It was the...

Great Britain's Jazz Carlin (left) with her silver medal after the women's 400m freestyle final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on day two of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Double Olympic medallist Jazz Carlin announces her retirement from competitive swimming

27 February 2019

Swimmer Jazz Carlin, who won two silver medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games while training at the University of Bath, has today announced her retirement after a hugely-successful 14-year career. Carlin, who has been coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath since 2014, won World, European and Commonwealth medals before enjoying her greatest moment in Rio when she won 400m and 800m freestyle silver. “It’s really hard for me to pick...

(From left) British Swimming National Centre Bath Lead Coach David McNulty, Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Michael Jamieson, British Swimming Performance Director Chris Spice and University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

London 2012 Olympic swimming medallist Michael Jamieson inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

25 February 2019

Olympic swimming medallist Michael Jamieson today returned to the University of Bath, the place where he both trained and studied, to become the latest inductee into the Hall of Fame for Sport. Jamieson famously won 200m breaststroke silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games, smashing the British record three times during the championships and only being denied gold by a World Record swim from Hungary’s Daniel Gyurta. He also won silver at both the Delhi...

CUSTOMER NOTICE: Sports Training Village open but please take care as conditions remain icy

01 February 2019

Sunday 3 February: The University of Bath Sports Training Village is open today but the car parks remain icy after a heavy overnight frost so all customers are being asked to take care. The wintry weather meant the cancellation of the Team Bath Netball Superleague match against Severn Stars - a new date is being arranged. Tribe and tennis sessions were also cancelled on Friday and Saturday but are scheduled to resume on Monday. Thank...

New Year, New You – watch our expert video guide to health, exercise, nutrition and more for 2019

28 December 2018

With 2019 on the horizon, many people's thoughts are turning to New Year's Resolutions - one of the most popular being doing more exercise and getting active. If you have never been to a gym before, are getting back into exercise after a break or are already active but looking to step things up in the new year, our Team Bath athletes and experts have some top tips to help you on your fitness journey....

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