National Centre for Swimming

Team Bath is home to one of just two of British Swimming’s National Centres for Swimming.

The network of centres was created by British Swimming to provide athletes with a fully integrated training programme at each location and provide a daily world-class training environment for swimming development, offering a full range of pool and land-based facilities.

Jazz Carlin with her silver medal after the women’s 400m freestyle final Rio Olympic Games

The centre at the University of Bath is led by David McNulty and Jol Finck, under whom London 2012 Olympic silver medallist Michael Jamieson, and Rio 2016 Olympic medallists Jazz CarlinSiobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and James Guy have trained or currently train.

Many of the successful Olympic swimmers who have been based at Bath’s National Centre have combined training with studying at the University. Jamieson combined training for the Olympics with studying for a Sports Performance degree and double Olympian Andrew Willis studied Chemical Engineering here, while European Champion Tom Dean is among the current intake of student-swimmers competing on the international stage.

As well as training in the 50m pool, National Centre Bath swimmers also use land-based facilities at the Sports Training Village such as our high-performance gym and other indoor and outdoor facilities.

Current athletes

Full biography profiles of the National Centre Bath swimmers who base their training at the University of Bath can be found on our athletes’ biographies page.


For further information please contact Dave McNulty  at the Bath National Training Centre.

The athletes

Some of the country’s top Olympic and Paralympic swimmers have chosen to make Team Bath their training base. View their profiles here.

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The 50m pool at the Sports Training Village is home to Team Bath swimming. The eight-lane pool has a uniform depth of 2m and is used both as a high performance training environment and for recreational swimming.

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