Triathlon

Victory is sweet. Credit: British Triathlon/ David Pearce
Vicky Holland is a multiple medallist on the international stage. Credit: British Triathlon/ David Pearce

The University of Bath Sports Training Village has, since January 2017, been home to British Triathlon’s Bath National Performance Centre.

Led by Head Coach Rhys Davey, triathletes on the programme train on the indoor and outdoor athletics track, in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool and in the Team Bath Gym.

The Bath National Performance Centre comprises of two performance squads – a High Performance Squad and a BUCS Performance Group for students.

Famous faces

Among the current triathletes training at the University of Bath are Vicky Holland, who made history at Rio 2016 when she became the first British woman to win an Olympic medal as she claimed a brilliant bronze. She is also a multiple medallist at the Commonwealth Games and on the ITU World Triathlon Series circuit.

University of Bath graduate Nicola Walters with the bronze medal she won as guide to Melissa Reid in the PT5 para-triathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
University of Bath graduate Nicola Walters with the bronze medal she won as guide to Melissa Reid in the PT5 para-triathlon at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

India Lee, who won gold at the 2016 European Championships, also does some of her training at the University of Bath.

Nicole Walters, a Sport & Exercise Science graduate who still trains at the University of Bath, was guide to Melissa Reid when they won women’s PT5 bronze at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

One of the sport’s most successful athletes also trained at the University during the 1990s, Simon Lessing winning five ITU world titles, plus two silver medals and a bronze, between 1992 and 1999.

Student sport

Click here to find out more about the University of Bath Triathlon Club.

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