News Archive, Category: Swimming

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor targeting another international medal as James Guy narrowly misses out at Glasgow 2018

08 August 2018

University of Bath-based Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be looking to win the fourth European Championships medal of her career when she races in the 200m individual medley final at Glasgow 2018 today (Wednesday). O’Connor, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, was the fastest qualifier for the final, winning her semi-final on Tuesday in 2:09.80. The final, taking place at 5.39pm, will once again see Commonwealth champion O’Connor line up against Katinka Hosszu,...

James Guy, Adam Peaty, Freya Anderson and Georgia Davies won mixed 4x100m medley relay gold at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

James Guy aiming for third medal in three days after completing golden double at Glasgow 2018 European Championships

07 August 2018

University of Bath-based swimmer James Guy was part of a record-breaking gold-medal success for the second time in 24 hours as he helped Britain to mixed 4x100m medley relay success at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships on Monday. Fresh from qualifying second fastest for Tuesday’s individual 200m freestyle final in 1:46.44, British Swimming National Centre Bath ace Guy teamed up with Georgia Davies, Adam Peaty and Freya Anderson to take the relay victory in a...

James Guy (left) and Calum Jarvis (right) won 4x200m freestyle gold with Great Britain at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships

National Centre Bath swimmers Calum Jarvis and James Guy help GB to relay gold at Glasgow 2018 European Champions

05 August 2018

University of Bath-based Calum Jarvis and James Guy helped GB strike gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay on a super Sunday night for British Swimming at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Sports Performance graduate Jarvis got the final off to a strong start as he finished the first leg in second place before handing over to Duncan Scott who, fresh from winning 100m freestyle silver earlier in the evening, forged into the lead. Tom Dean...

Plenty of University of Bath interest as first combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin

01 August 2018

Fifteen University of Bath-based athletes and a further five graduates will be representing Great Britain across five sports when the inaugural combined European Championships take place in Glasgow and Berlin from August 2-12. The multi-sport event, which will be staged every four years, has been designed to raise the profile of the existing continental championships in athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, rowing and triathlon, as well as a new golf team championship. Among the 4,500 sportspeople...

Double Olympian and University of Bath graduate Andrew Willis announces retirement from swimming

20 July 2018

Double Olympian Andrew Willis has today announced his retirement from swimming. The University of Bath Chemical Engineering graduate is one of the most experienced and longest-serving swimmers in the successful British Swimming National Centre Bath programme, having trained with David McNulty at the Sports Training Village since beginning his studies in 2009. During that time he reached two Olympic 200m breaststroke finals, at London 2012 and Rio 2016 where he missed out on a medal...

Anna Hopkin receives the 2018 BUCS Sportswoman of the Year Award

Graduation one day, BUCS Sportswoman of the Year the next – swimmer Anna Hopkin’s unforgettable 2018 continues

13 July 2018

Swimmer Anna Hopkin’s outstanding 2018 continued as she was named as BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Sportswoman of the Year, just a day after graduating from the University of Bath. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who was shortlisted alongside Edinburgh’s Eilidh Gibson (canoe slalom) and Nottingham’s Maria Tsaptsinos (table tennis), received the honour during Thursday’s BUCS Conference and Awards Dinner at the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol. It comes during a...

Joe Choong, Anna Hopkin, Alex Lane and Sydney Gregson are all graduating from the University of Bath in July 2018

Fab four ambassadors thank MJ Church for support as they graduate from University of Bath

10 July 2018

Four MJ Church Ambassadors who are graduating from the University of Bath this week have thanked Team Bath’s partners for their support as they successfully combined study and sport. Olympic modern pentathlon athlete Joe Choong, Commonwealth swimming medallist Anna Hopkin, English badminton champion Alex Lane and Bristol Rugby Ladies player Sydney Gregson have all completed their studies and will receive their degrees during ceremonies this week. They have been assisted along the way by a bursary...

Ila Brandimarte won Tech Solo silver at the at the 2018 Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Championships

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte “feeling blessed” after GB selection for Glasgow 2018 European Champs

20 June 2018

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte will make her long-awaited British debut on one of the sport’s biggest stages after being selected for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Italian-born Brandimarte, who established Team Bath Synchro Club at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in 2016 after graduating in Politics & International Relations, has been training with the British senior squad for the past two years. She is now eligible to compete after officially becoming...

Family Fun Day is hailed as best yet as thousands enjoy free sport and activities at University STV

16 June 2018

More than 2,000 people of all ages took the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports and activities as the "best Team Bath Family Fun Day yet" took place on Saturday. Free have-a-go sessions in badminton, beach volleyball, boccia, fencing, laser shooting, tennis, trampolining and more proved hugely popular, as did displays from Team Bath Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the sports hall and Team Bath Synchro Club in the London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool....

Dame Katherine Grainger (left) and Michael Jamieson (right) were among the panel at an Athletes Future Roadshow that took place at the University of Bath in June 2018

Athlete Futures Roadshow provides University-based sportspeople with careers advice for life after sport

07 June 2018

Olympic, World and Commonwealth champions based at the University of Bath were among a host of athletes who received careers advice for life after sport. The University hosted the third of four Athlete Futures Roadshow events in 2018, organised and run by the Athlete Futures Network, a partnership between UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) that is supported by the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association. The Network provides services...

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