News Archive, Category: Athletes

Jazz Carlin

15 February 2016

Sport: Swimming Date and place of birth: 17 September 1990, Swindon Coach: Dave McNulty, British Swimming National Centre Bath Biography: Welsh swimmer Jazz has won multiple medals on the World, Commonwealth, European and British stage but it is her silver double at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games that is perhaps her finest career moment to date. Four years after missing out on London 2012 through illness, Jazz was the only Team GB swimmer to win two individual medals...

Jessica Fullalove

15 February 2016

Sport: Swimming Date of Birth: 27 July 1996 Biography: Backstroke specialist Jessica, a member of the British Swimming National Centre Bath training squad, will be making her second Commonwealth Games appearance at the 2018 Gold Coast Games in April. As well as representing England in Glasgow, 2014 also saw Jessica win silver medals in the 50m, 100m and medley relay event at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games. This was in addition to her winning both...

Anna Hopkin

15 February 2016

Sport: Swimming Date of Birth: 24 April 1996 Biography: Anna, a Sports & Exercise Sciences student at the University of Bath, will make her Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast 2018 after being named in the Team England squad. The MJ Church ambassador, coached by Mark Skimming, is the reigning British Champion at 50m freestyle and claimed two national titles at the Swim England National Winter Championships in December 2017. She also represented Great Britain at...

Cameron Kurle

15 February 2016

Sport: Swimming Date of Birth: 19 July 1997 Biography: Cameron, a Sports Performance student at the University of Bath, will continue his international swimming education when he competes for Team England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The 200m freestyler, coached by Jol Finck at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, has already raced on the biggest stage of all after qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games while still a pupil at Millfield...

Miles Munro

15 February 2016

Sport: Swimming Date of Birth: 24 June 1996 Biography: Miles combines swimming with studying Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, a course he started just a month after representing Guernsey at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. He will return to that stage in April 2018 after being selected for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia. In August 2013, Miles won the national U18 50m freestyle title with a time of...

Pentathlon GB train in new London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool. PICTURE: Clare Green

Official Pool Opening Crowns Two Decades of Swimming Success

10 June 2015

The University of Bath has provided a springboard to Olympic, Paralympic, World, Commonwealth and European success for a host of swimmers since being established as a high-performance training centre in the 1990s. From Paul Palmer’s breakthrough silver medal at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games to British Swimming’s formation of a National Centre at the Sports Training Village, the University of Bath has become synonymous with excellence in the pool. Following the official opening of the...

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

20 March 2011

Sport: Swimming Date and Place of Birth: November 1995, Bath, UK Coached by: Dave McNulty/Jol Finck Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2009 Biography: Siobhan-Marie first swam in the Olympic-sized pool at the University of Bath aged nine and has gone on to become one of the best swimmers in the world, winning multiple medals on the Olympic, World, Commonwealth, European and British stage. After developing her career with the former Team Bath Futures development...

Chris Walker-Hebborn

02 March 2011

Sport: Swimming Date and Place of Birth: 1990, Bury St Edmunds, UK Coached by: Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle Arrived at Bath: February 2009 University of Bath course of study: Personal Training/Fitness Instructor Biography: Chris, who trains at British Swimming's National Training Centre at the University of Bath, appeared at the London 2012 Olympics, an achievement he followed up impressively when he struck double gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (100m backstroke gold and helped the England...

Andrew Willis

22 February 2011

Sport: Swimming Date and Place of Birth: 3 December 1990, Frimley, UK Coached by: Dave McNulty/Jol Finck Date Arrived at Team Bath: September 2009 University of Bath course of study: Chemical Engineering (graduated) Biography: Andrew holds a Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Bath where he trains at the British Swimming's National Centre for Swimming. He made his Olympic debut at London 2012, reaching the 200m breastsroke final in which he finished eighth. Earlier he had equalled...

James Guy

10 February 2011

Sport: Swimming Date and Place of Birth: 26 November 1995 - Bury, England Coached by: Dave McNulty and Jol Finck Arrived at Bath: January 2017 Biography: James made the University of Bath's National Centre for Swimming his training base in January 2017 and went on to win gold, silver and bronze during a successful World Swimming Championships later that year. He had made his Olympic Games debut at Rio 2016 where he claimed silver in both the Men's 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley...

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