News Archive, Category: Swimming

Jamie Main joins hugely-successful British Swimming National Centre squad at University of Bath as National Coach for Olympic Swimming

12 April 2022

Jamie Main says it is “a privilege” to be joining the hugely-successful British Swimming squad based at the University of Bath after being appointed as the centre’s new National Coach for Olympic Swimming. Main, a mainstay of elite coaching in the East Midlands for the past two decades, is relocating to the South West to work with Bath National Centre Lead Coach David McNulty and an elite performance squad that produced eight medals at the...

World-best times, big PBs, title milestones and 26 medals among haul for Bath-based swimmers at 2022 British Swimming Champs

10 April 2022

There were five golds, including a 20th national title for James Guy and a world-leading time for Ben Proud, among an impressive haul of 26 medals for University of Bath-based swimmers during the 2022 British Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Guy achieved his milestone in a men’s 100m butterfly final that featured four Bath-based swimmers in the top six, the double Olympic champion holding off British Swimming National Centre Bath team-mate Jacob Peters (51.93)...

Picture of University of Bath-based swimmers (from left) Freya Anderson, Jacob Peters, Ben Proud, Kieran Bird, James Guy, Brodie Williams, Matt Richards, Tom Dean and Calum Jarvis in their Team GB kit at the London 2012 Legacy Pool. CREDIT: Clare Green/Matchtight.

World and Commonwealth places up for grabs as a host of Bath-based swimmers compete in British Swimming Championships

04 April 2022

Nearly 50 University of Bath-based swimmers are heading to the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield this week to compete in the British Swimming Championships 2022. Among those in action are nine Tokyo Olympians, five of whom won gold for Team GB last summer, and a host of talented students in both the British Swimming National Centre Bath and University of Bath swimming squads. Six promising youngsters from the Team Bath AS community club...

Olympic champions among University of Bath-based swimmers recording early-season wins at Edinburgh International Swim Meet

15 March 2022

Freya Anderson completed a freestyle hat-trick and there were also wins for Jono Adam, Tom Dean, James Guy, Ben Proud and Brodie Williams as University of Bath-based swimmers impressed at the Edinburgh International Swim Meet 2022. Olympic gold-medallist Anderson, coached by David McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was victorious on each of the three days across the women's 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle contests. The highlight of her triple win came in...

University of Bath student-athletes bring home 17 medals across four sports from first BUCS Nationals competition for two years

22 February 2022

University of Bath student-athletes won a host of medals in athletics, badminton, fencing and swimming when they headed to Sheffield over the weekend for the first BUCS Nationals competition to be staged for two years. There was a medal of each colour for the University’s badminton players, coached by Peter Bush, with Molly Chapman and Santander Sporting Scholar Will Jones (both Sports Performance) taking the mixed doubles title. Jones also claimed men’s doubles silver with...

Make Saturday or Sunday your swim day in the Team Bath pool and feel the benefits that the sport has to offer body and mind

19 February 2022

In 2019 Swim England – the body which organises and promotes swimming in England – produced a report aimed at government suggesting that swimming saved the NHS £357 million per year (click here to read). Whether you find the figure credible or not, there were probably more than a few grains of truth in the stats the report contained about swimming as a health and wellbeing activity: Swimmers report feeling on average 6.4 per cent...

British Swimming coach David McNulty, mentor to a host of Olympic medallists, inducted into University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport

08 February 2022

Legendary swim coach David McNulty, who has guided a host of British stars to Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth success, has today been inducted into the University of Bath Hall of Fame for Sport. McNulty has been a hugely-popular presence around the University’s Sports Training Village (STV) for the past 14 years, during which time he has developed the British Swimming National Centre Bath into one of the world’s leading training programmes. Thirteen medals have...

University of Bath swimming champs Tom Dean and Ben Proud selected by Team England for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

28 January 2022

Olympic Champion Tom Dean and double Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Ben Proud are among the first 10 swimmers to be officially selected by Team England for Birmingham 2022. The University of Bath duo are joined in the initial squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games by alumna Anna Hopkin, who made her international breakthrough by winning relay bronze at the event four years ago on Australia’s Gold Coast. He may have won two Olympic titles for Team...

Most successful year yet for University of Bath sportspeople as gold rush and trophy triumphs provided plenty to lift the spirits during 2021

26 December 2021

An incredible 19 medals at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, 10 of them gold, is the headline stat from an outstanding year of sport at the University of Bath but there was plenty more to celebrate during an unforgettable 2021. From students winning the Premiership Rugby title at Twickenham and conquering the rowing world from their kitchen to Team Bath Netball lifting their first trophy for eight years and tennis players serving up a...

Another global gold for University of Bath swimmers as Ben Proud storms to 50m freestyle title at 2021 World Short-Course Champs

20 December 2021

University of Bath swimmer Ben Proud produced a stunning performance to win 50m freestyle gold at the FINA World Short-Course Championships in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The in-form sprinter, coached by Mark Skimming at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, was fastest out of the blocks in the final and level with Ryan Held at the 25m turn before powering past his American rival on the final lap to touch first in 20.45secs. That was...

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