News Archive, Category: Swimming

Gold Coast 2018: Triathlon silver and a bronze brace in pool for University-based trio at Commonwealth Games

07 April 2018

Triathlete Vicky Holland and swimmers Chloe Tutton and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor took the medal tally for University of Bath-based sportspeople at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to seven after another busy day of competition in Australia. Holland, coached by Rhys Davey in the multi-sport facilities at the Sports Training Village, helped England secure mixed team relay silver. Tutton then won Wales’ first medal in the pool at these Games, bronze in the 200m breaststroke, before...

Gold Coast 2018: Relay provides silver lining as James Guy wins second swimming medal at Commonwealth Games

06 April 2018

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy claimed his second medal of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as he helped Team England to silver in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay on Friday. The British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer anchored the quartet – which also featured David Cumberlidge, Ben Proud and Jarvis Parkinson – to second place behind hosts Australia. It was Guy’s second final of the night, having narrowly missed out on a medal...

Gold Coast 2018: University-based swimmers claim medal hat-trick on opening day of Commonwealth Games

05 April 2018

University of Bath-based swimmers James Guy, Anna Hopkin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor all bagged bronze medals on the first day of competition at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer Guy, coached by Jol Finck at the Sports Training Village, went out hard in his 400m freestyle final before digging deep in the closing stages to finish third behind Australians Mack Horton and Jack McLoughlin. Fellow National Centre Bath swimmer O’Connor...

VIDEO: University of Bath-based swimming stars look ahead to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

04 April 2018

Eleven swimmers based at the University of Bath will be competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, with the first of six days of racing getting under way at 1.31am BST on Thursday. Among those taking part are eight members of the highly-successful British Swimming National Centre Bath, who are coached by Dave McNulty and Jol Finck in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, James Guy, Andrew Willis...

Gold Coast 2018: Jazz Carlin and Eilidh Doyle named as flag bearers for Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

03 April 2018

University of Bath-based sportspeople Eilidh Doyle and Jazz Carlin has been named as flag bearers, for Team Scotland and Team Wales respectively, for Wednesday’s opening ceremony of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Hurdler Doyle, a double Commonwealth silver-medallist, will become Scotland's first-ever female flag bearer after being chosen by her fellow team members to lead the country into the Carrara Stadium. "I'm so over the moon," said Doyle, who is coached by Brian Doyle at the...

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VIDEO: How student-swimming squad excels in and out of the pool at Sports University of the Year

29 March 2018

The University of Bath student swimming squad will once again be represented on the global stage when Anna Hopkin and Miles Munro compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Both combine their studies – in Sport & Exercise Science and Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering respectively – with an intensive but supportive training programme at the University’s world-renowned Sports Training Village, using the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool and the state-of-the-art Team Bath Gym....

New recruit Chloe Tutton looking to join ranks of National Centre swimming medallists at Gold Coast 2018

25 March 2018

After missing out on a medal by just six-hundredths of a second at Rio 2016, swimmer Chloe Tutton – the latest Olympian to move her training base to the University of Bath – is determined to get on the podium when she races at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games next week. The 21-year-old, who joined the renowned British Swimming National Centre Bath training group last month, is one of 11 University-based swimmers who will...

Dream Team Relay is a splash hit as Team Bath AS swimmers raise hundreds of pounds for Sport Relief

24 March 2018

Team Bath AS raised the roof on Friday night as coaches, parents, swimmers, friends and families united to stage a Dream Team Relay to raise more than £700 for Sport Relief. The Dream Team was made up of Head Coach Chris Alderton, former GB swimmer Tilly Gray and the team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach, Mike Muckelt. One squad swimmer was also recruited to the Dream Team via a draw, with the lucky swimmer on the...

Rising Team Bath AS star Laura McNab heading to second European Junior Champs with British Swimming

23 March 2018

Team Bath AS swimmer Laura McNab has once again been selected to represent Great Britain at the European Junior Championships, this year taking place in Helsinki, Finland from July 4-8. It is Laura’s third opportunity to represent her country, with her selection following success at the British Championships in Edinburgh earlier this month. At the event, Laura won the Junior 200m freestyle title and made the Senior 100m freestyle final, finishing an impressive sixth against...

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Another chance to try out for Futures Athlete Development Programme as current stars shine on international stage

15 March 2018

Talented young sportspeople have another opportunity to try out for the Team Bath Futures Athlete Development Programme at a free screening day taking place next month. It is taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.45am to around 2pm on Saturday, April 7, and will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. Athletes currently on the programme – which provides access to...

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