News Archive, Category: Swimming

Nine golds among big medal haul as University of Bath student-athletes impress once again at BUCS Nationals

18 February 2020

There were 26 medals won across five different sports, nine of them gold, as 135 University of Bath student-athletes proudly wore the Blue & Gold during three excellent days of competition at the 2020 BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Nationals in Sheffield. Swimmer Luke Turley and judoka George Kroussaniotakis and Lewis Widdicombe all claimed two titles apiece, and karate’s Sophie Atkinson, a silver medallist in last year’s women’s novice kata, went one better this...

Talented young swimmers invited to try out for Team Bath AS performance squad at Talent ID day in London 2012 Legacy Pool

15 February 2020

Talented swimmers aged between eight and 13-years-old who live in the Bath area are being invited to attend a Talent ID Day being run by the Team Bath AS community club on Saturday, February 22.  The event, which has been made possible by a grant from the Swim England Membership Growth Fund, will offer a free one-hour skills and technique session in the Olympic-sized pool at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Parents and guardians...

University of Bath student-athletes heading to Sheffield to compete across seven sports at 2020 BUCS Nationals

14 February 2020

The 2020 BUCS Nationals takes place in Sheffield this weekend with 135 student-athletes from University of Bath set to take part. They will be joined by a number of coaches, physios and sports staff as they represent the Blue & Gold across seven different sports - athletics, badminton, climbing, fencing, judo, karate and swimming. Around 6,000 students in total from across the UK will be competing over the weekend with the aim to be crowned...

VIDEO: Six months to Tokyo 2020 and a host of aspiring Olympians are hard at work at University of Bath Sports Training Village

24 January 2020

There are exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games get under way and aspiring Olympians across a wide range of sports have been hard at work during a typically busy training day at the University of Bath. The Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village has been a real hub of activity, with the British Swimming National Centre squad – featuring Rio 2016 silver-medallist James Guy and fellow...

VIDEO: Team Bath sportspeople step up countdown to Tokyo 2020 as a new Olympic and Paralympic year dawns

01 January 2020

2020 is here and with it the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year for sportspeople based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Athletes across a host of sports - including judo, modern pentathlon, swimming, track and field, triathlon and wheelchair fencing - and nationalities are bidding to represent their countries at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which take place this summer. They are also looking to emulate the success of some of...

Fed Cup tennis, Modern Pentathlon European Champs and World Championship triumphs among sporting highlights of 2019 at University of Bath

26 December 2019

It’s the end of another outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath which saw world-class tennis and modern pentathlon come to the Sports Training Village (STV) while athletes and students excelled on the world stage. The £35million STV successfully hosted two major international sporting events in 2019, including the first Fed Cup tennis tie to be staged in Great Britain for 26 years. The indoor courts were transformed into a showcase arena as...

Six golds among the medal haul as Bath swimmers end 2019 season with competitions in Edinburgh and Amsterdam

16 December 2019

There were gold medals for Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, Tom Derbyshire and Calum Jarvis as University of Bath-based swimmers wrapped up 2019 by impressing at the Scottish National Short-Course Championships in Edinburgh. Fresh from slicing a massive seven seconds off his personal best while winning 400m freestyle silver at the European Short-Course Championships, Dean (pictured) – supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship – touched the wall first in both the 100m individual medley (54.43)...

Scholar Tom Dean and James Guy among the medals as British Swimming enjoy successful European Short-Course Championships

09 December 2019

Sporting scholar Tom Dean won the first senior individual medal of his career and James Guy bagged a bronze as University of Bath-based swimmers contributed to a successful European Short-Course Championships for Great Britain in Glasgow. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported in his dual careers by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, gave the host nation a fantastic start to the week as he won 400m freestyle silver in 3:37.95. Having only secured the last...

Three medals and an overall top-four finish adds up to good BUCS Short-Course Swimming meet for University of Bath students

18 November 2019

William Ryley and Luke Turley both won medals as the University of Bath’s student swimming team finished a fine fourth overall at the 2019 Speedo BUCS Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. Chemistry student Ryley, supported by a Goldsmith Sports Scholarship, finished runner-up to Olympic and World medallist Duncan Scott in the 1,500m freestyle in 15:11.85. He was joined on the podium by Team Bath Dual Career athlete Turley, who took bronze in 15:15.83. The Sports Performance...

Meet the talented University of Bath student-athletes across 13 different sports joining the ranks of sporting scholars during 2019-20

11 November 2019

Aspiring Olympians, both Summer and Winter, and reigning European and British Champions are among the latest intake of scholars to receive support from the University of Bath on both their sporting and academic journeys. The talented 2019-20 group of 15 student-athletes, who compete across 13 different sports, join 26 existing scholars who each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

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