News Archive, Category: Swimming

Birmingham 2022: Two more silvers for Tom Dean and another for James Guy as Bath swimmers add to Commonwealth Games medal haul

01 August 2022

Tom Dean won his fourth and fifth silver medals of the Commonwealth Games and was once again joined on the podium by James Guy on another good night for University of Bath-based swimmers at Birmingham 2022. Dean, supported by a Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholarship, produced an excellent swim to finish runner-up to former Olympic Champion Kyle Chalmers of Australia in the 100m freestyle final at the start of the evening. He was back in the...

Birmingham 2022: Bath-based swimmers James Guy and Freya Anderson bag bronze brace at Commonwealth Games

31 July 2022

James Guy won the 12th medal of his Commonwealth Games career and Freya Anderson secured her third podium place in as many days as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their excellent form at Birmingham 2022 on Sunday. British Swimming Performance Centre Bath star Guy produced a brilliant swim from the outside lane to win bronze in the 200m butterfly at Sandwell Aquatics Centre. The last race of the evening saw Anderson, also coached by David...

Birmingham 2022: Six medals for University of Bath swimmers during a super Saturday of Commonwealth Games competition

30 July 2022

Six medals were won by swimmers from the University of Bath – one gold and five silver – on a super Saturday night in the pool on day two of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ben Proud of the University’s swimming club reclaimed the 50m butterfly title he had won at Glasgow 2014 and sporting scholar Tom Dean took silver in his latest epic 200m freestyle battle with Scotland’s Duncan Scott. Dean grabbed a second...

Birmingham 2022: Swimmers secure silver at end of busy first day of Commonwealth Games competition for University of Bath-based athletes

29 July 2022

Swimmers Tom Dean, Freya Anderson and Ed Mildred became the first University of Bath-based athletes to win medals at Birmingham 2022 as they helped Team England to mixed 4x100m freestyle relay silver on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games. Dean and Anderson, of the British Swimming Performance Centre based at the Team Bath Sports Training Village, teamed up with fellow Olympic Champion Anna Hopkin – a University of Bath alumna – and Lewis Burras...

Birmingham 2022: Who to watch as 24 University of Bath-based sportspeople and 12 graduates compete at Commonwealth Games

28 July 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games officially begin today (Thursday) and there will once again be plenty of University of Bath interest at an international multi-sport championships. Thirty-six athletes who either train, study or studied at the University will competing in the West Midlands over the next 11 days, looking to add to the 44 medals won by Bath-based sportspeople at the two previous Commonwealth Games – Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018. Here are some...

Birmingham 2022: British Swimming stars return to international stage as Commonwealth Games continues busy summer of competition

26 July 2022

Members of the British Swimming Performance Centre based at the University of Bath are ready for round two of a hectic summer of major championships as they go for gold at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After racing at the World Championships in Budapest last month, Freya Anderson, Tom Dean, James Guy, Jacob Peters and Brodie Williams have been back in training in the 50m pool at the Team Bath Sports Training Village for the...

Birmingham 2022: University of Bath swimming students targeting national records with Cyprus and Gibraltar at Commonwealth Games

23 July 2022

National records and savouring the experience of representing their country on a major stage are the main goals of two members of the University of Bath student swimming squad competing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Butterfly specialist Johnpaul Balloqui (left in picture) will be swimming for Gibraltar at the Games when the swimming competition starts on Friday 29th July, while sprinter Markos Iakovidis (right) will join older brother and Bath alumnus Filippos in the...

Student Jono Adam among eight University of Bath-based swimmers selected by GB for European Aquatics Championships in Rome

19 July 2022

University of Bath student Jono Adam will make his senior British Swimming debut in Rome during August after being named in a 31-strong squad for the season-ending European Aquatics Championships. He is joined in the squad by British Swimming Performance Centre Bath team-mates Freya Anderson, Kieran Bird, Tom Dean, James Guy, Ed Mildred, Jacob Peters and Brodie Williams – all of whom will head directly to Italy after competing at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games....

Sporting scholars Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd enjoy World Championship breakthroughs with British artistic swimming team

28 June 2022

It was a busy but highly-rewarding week of artistic swimming at the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships for University of Bath sporting scholars Kate Shortman and Daniella Lloyd. Shortman, who studies International Management and Modern Languages and is supported by a Bill Whiteley Scholarship, competed in five finals across the week in Budapest. She scored 85.1632 to finish seventh in the Tech Solo, her best-ever individual result on the Worlds stage, before teaming up with...

World Champs end on medal-winning note for University of Bath-based swimmers Tom Dean, James Guy and Jacob Peters

26 June 2022

Tom Dean completed a hat-trick of bronze medals as he and fellow University of Bath-based swimmers James Guy and Jacob Peters helped British Swimming end the 2022 FINA World Aquatics Championships on a high note. The last event of a busy week in Budapest saw Bill Whiteley Sporting Scholar Dean hold off a strong challenge from Australia’s Kyle Chalmers on the freestyle leg to anchor the men’s 4x100m medley relay quartet of Luke Greenbank, James...

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