News Archive, Category: Swimming

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...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

VIDEO: David McNulty on importance of supportive coach-athlete relationship as new positive mental health campaign is launched

16 May 2019

David McNulty, who has guided swimmers to Olympic, World and Commonwealth success during his ten years based at the University of Bath, has given his support to a national campaign promoting positive mental health across the UK’s high-performance system. The education programme, led by UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS), will be delivered to all 43 UK Sport funded sports and aims to reach all 1,200 athletes on world-class programmes. More than...

Budapest brace as Siobhan-Marie O’Connor competes in new international FINA Champion Swim Series event

14 May 2019

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won two medals when she competed in the second leg of FINA’s inaugural Champions Swim Series in Budapest, Hungary. The Rio 2016 Olympic medallist, coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, teamed up with Switzerland’s Jeremy Desplanches, Justin Ress of the United States and Canada’s Penny Oleksiak to win mixed 4x100m freestyle relay gold in the new international competition. O’Connor then took bronze in her specialist...

Ilaria Brandimarte in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Monica Almada Gouveia

Illness can’t prevent Team Bath Synchro star Ilaria Brandimarte from earning podium place at Swim England National Champs

01 May 2019

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ilaria Brandimarte overcame illness to claim a well-earned bronze medal at the Swim England National Synchronised Swimming Championships in Nottingham. The British international, who helped GB win a superb silver medal at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in Paris last month, almost pulled out of the nationals after being laid low by a virus the day before competition started. She battled on, though, and while lacking the energy to perform...

London calling as multi-medallist Stephanie Millward earns GB selection for 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships

30 April 2019

University of Bath-based swimming champion Stephanie Millward has been selected to represent British Swimming at the 2019 World Para-Swimming Championships taking place in London this September. The Rio 2016 Paralympic double gold-medallist, who trains with Team Bath AS in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, will be competing in her third World Championships having won 11 medals – four of them gold – on her previous appearances at Eindhoven in 2010 and Montreal in 2013. It...

Swimming training facilities enhanced at University of Bath as new turning board system is installed in London 2012 Legacy Pool

25 April 2019

The world-class swimming training facilities at the University of Bath have been further enhanced by the installation of a new turning board system in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. The swim wall, which sits on the base of the Olympic-sized pool in the Sports Training Village, is retractable and can be raised across the entire width of the pool or just half of it. That allows training groups using the pool – including the hugely-successful...

Sporting scholar Tom Dean among super seven University of Bath-based swimmers in British squad for World Championships

24 April 2019

Mechanical Engineering student Tom Dean is among seven University of Bath-based swimmers who have been selected in the British Swimming squad for this summer’s World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. MJ Church Ambassador Dean, who is also supported by a Bill Whiteley Sports Scholarship as he balances sport and study at the highest level, joins reigning World Champions James Guy and Calum Jarvis – a Sports Performance graduate – in the 25-strong squad. World and...

Jessica Fullalove, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and James Guy all won gold at the 2019 British Swimming Championships

Four golds among dynamic dozen medals for University of Bath-based swimmers at 2019 British Championships

23 April 2019

University of Bath-based swimmers won 12 medals, four of them gold, and there were two further podium places for alumna Anna Hopkin when the 2019 British Swimming Championships took place over six action-packed days at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow. James Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, led the medal haul with victory in both the 100m butterfly (51.97) and 200m butterfly (1:56.51) before adding silver in...

Customer notice: London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool reopening at 6am on Thursday (April 18)

17 April 2019

Following a delay with the installation of a new turning board system, the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village will now reopen on Thursday (April 18) instead of Saturday (April 20). It will be open from 6am to 10pm on Thursday, with public swim-fit lanes available from 6am-2pm and 3-10pm, and from 9am to 4pm on Good Friday. Click here to see the updated timetable. Unfortunately the delay means...

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...

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