News Archive, Category: Swimming

A composite graphic featuring University of Bath-based athletes (clockwise from top left) Piers Gilliver, Joe Choong, Matt Weston, Suzanna Hext, the Bath women's 1sts tennis team, four-man bobsleigh, James Guy and Tom Dean, and Suzanna Hext who have all enjoyed success during 2023

Six World Champions crowned, hundreds of athletes hosted and student success – another stellar year of sport at University of Bath

20 December 2023

With the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year upon us, University of Bath-based sportspeople will be looking to build on the outstanding global success they enjoyed during a memorable 2023. Six athletes were crowned as World Champions – Joe Choong (modern pentathlon); Matt Weston (skeleton); Tom Dean, James Guy and Suzanna Hext (swimming); and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) – while others secured historic podium placings and continental crowns. In total a stunning 74...

The University of Bath-based swimmers who won medals at the 2023 Swim England National Winter Short Course Championships in Sheffield. (From left) Jana Spinner, Niamh Ward, Joshua Gammon, Jemima Hall, Ekaterina Price and Rue Fowler. MUST CREDIT: Swim England/Will Johnston Photography

Five gold provides seasonal cheer for Bath students Joshua Gammon and Jemima Hall at Swim England Winter Short Course Champs

17 December 2023

Joshua Gammon capped a fantastic 2023 by winning a hat-trick of gold medals and Jemima Hall bagged two titles as University of Bath swimmers excelled at the GoCardless Swim England National Winter Short Course Championships in Sheffield. There were further impressive performances by fellow University of Bath Performance Swimming squad members at the Dutch, Irish, Portuguese and Scottish championships too, with more than 50 per cent of swimmers recording personal bests at the culmination of...

The British Swimming squad, featuring several University of Bath-based swimmers, celebrate finishing top of the medal table for the first time at the 2023 European Short Course Swimming Championships in Romania.

Freya Anderson provides golden flourish as Bath-based swimmers help Britain make history at European Short Course Champs

10 December 2023

A superb 200m freestyle gold for University of Bath-based Freya Anderson on the last night of competition ensured British Swimming finished top of the medal table at the 2023 European Short-Course Championships in Otopeni, Romania. It was a fifth medal of the week for British Swimming Performance Centre Bath star Anderson, who also anchored the mixed 4x50m freestyle relay quartet to victory in a British and Championship record time. Team-mate Jacob Peters notched his first...

A picture of the 2023-24 University of Bath sporting scholars - (from left) Alanna Pullen, Luke Ball, Ella Fullman, Jenny Hesketh, (inset) Jack Skerry and Robbie Hemmings

England internationals, European medallists and aspiring Olympians among new University of Bath sporting scholars for 2023-24

04 December 2023

An England Rugby captain, rising netball star and aspiring Olympians in athletics, rowing and swimming are among the high-performing University of Bath student-athletes to be awarded sporting scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. British Swimming Performance Centre duo Robbie Hemmings and Jack Skerry, England U21 netballer Alanna Pullen, national high jump champion Luke Ball and European U19 rowing medallist Ella Fullman are all in their first year of combining sport and study at the University,...

Cameron Brooker’s golden hat-trick among 18-medal haul as University of Bath swimmers shine at BUCS Short Course Champs

21 November 2023

Sporting scholar Cameron Brooker secured a hat-trick of titles as University of Bath students won 18 medals at the 2023 BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships in Sheffield. Mechanical Engineering student Brooker, who will represent Great Britain at December’s European Short Course Championships, struck gold in the 100m backstroke (50.95), 200m backstroke (1:52.80) and 200m freestyle (1:44.85). Joshua Gammon won 200m butterfly gold (1:54.70) and Leah Crisp, Jemima Hall and Niamh Ward also enjoyed multiple podium...

University of Bath awarded UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre status for helping Olympic and Paralympic athletes achieve potential

13 November 2023

The University of Bath has today been recognised by UK Sport for its contribution to the preparation of elite Olympic and Paralympic athletes. It is one of the first of just eight institutions nationwide to be awarded the status of “UK Sport-accredited Elite Training Centre”, a title that celebrates its role in helping Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes achieve their full performance potential. Dr Kate Baker, Director of Performance at UK Sport, said: “Our Elite...

Big Bath contingent heading to European Short Course Champs as swimmers earn World Class Programme places for Olympic season

03 November 2023

Eight University of Bath-based swimmers have been named in a 35-strong British Swimming squad for the 2023 European Short Course Championships, being staged in Bucharest, Romania from 5th to 10th December. Bill Whiteley Swimming Scholar Tom Dean will be looking to extend his run of medalling at major championships after being selected alongside fellow British Swimming Performance Centre Bath athletes Jono Adam, Freya Anderson, Cameron Brooker, Ed Mildred, Jacob Peters, Jacob Whittle and Brodie Williams....

“Awesome experience” as Josh Gammon and University of Bath Student Swimming Club team-mates compete at World Cup

26 October 2023

University of Bath student swimmer Josh Gammon says he can take plenty of learning into a huge season ahead after racing at the World Aquatics World Cup in Budapest, Hungary. The Sports Performance student, who is reigning 200m butterfly British Champion, and training partners Niamh Ward and Jemima Hall all made their senior international debuts at the star-studded competition, which was the third leg of this year’s World Cup series. Gammon told the Propulsion Swimming...

Bath student swimmers set to gain international experience as they head to Pan American Games in Chile and World Cup in Hungary

16 October 2023

Student swimmers at the University of Bath will be competing in Chile and Hungary over the next few days as they take to the international stage. Sam Williamson is heading to Santiago to represent Bermuda in the Pan American Games, which run from 20th October to 5th November. A busy gala will see the Sports Performance student contest the 100m and 200m breaststroke, 200m and 400m individual medley, and the 200m freestyle. Business student Jemima...

Sporting Wellness partnership to provide Bath Student Performance Sport athletes with access to free mental health support 24/7/365

10 October 2023

Team Bath Student Performance Sport athletes will be able to access free and professional mental health support 24 hours a day thanks to a new partnership with the Sporting Wellness charity. Nearly 300 young people who combine study and performance sport at the University of Bath will benefit from the service, which offers a 24/7/365 support helpline and live chat. They will also be able to arrange counselling, either in person, online or over the...

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