News Archive, Category: Swimming

Team Bath AS swimmers (back, from left) Lydia Crawford, Finlay Saunders, Max Adams, Olly Watts; (front) Niamh Ward, Oliver Saunders and Katie Butcher, July 2019

Futures swimmers ready to represent Team Bath AS at British, English and Welsh Summer Championships

21 July 2019

Team Bath AS swimmers who are supported by the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme are preparing to take to the national stage over the next couple of weeks. The British Swimming Summer Championships, taking place in Glasgow from July 23-28, will see Max Adams take on six events – 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle, 100m and 200m butterfly and 50m backstroke. Olly Watts will compete in both the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly, while...

Students and staff proudly representing Bath and their countries at 2019 World University Games in Napoli

04 July 2019

Two University of Bath students and two members of staff are representing their countries at the 2019 World University Games, which are now under way in Napoli, Italy. Athlete Jenny Nesbitt, a Trendell Sporting Scholar who studies Sport & Social Sciences, has been selected to compete for Great Britain in the 10,000m at a second successive Games. Swimmer and Sport & Exercise Science student Filippos Iakovidis, coached by Mark Skimming, will represent his native Cyprus...

More medals for University of Bath-based swimmers on second night of Mare Nostrum gala in France

12 June 2019

University of Bath-based swimmers Tom Dean and James Guy claimed their second medals in as many days as the build-up to the 2019 World Championships continued at the Mare Nostrum gala in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, followed up his 200m freestyle gold medal by winning silver in the 200m individual medley in 1:59.55. Guy – who, like Dean, trains...

Student Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy take gold for British Swimming at Mare Nostrum in Canet

11 June 2019

University of Bath sporting scholar Tom Dean and team-mate James Guy both struck gold for British Swimming on the opening night of the Mare Nostrum in Canet, France. Mechanical Engineering student Dean, who is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship and is a MJ Church Ambassador, delivered an extremely mature performance to win the men’s 200m freestyle final from lane eight in 1:47.39. “I changed my plan a little bit as 200m freestyle is such...

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...

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