Led by Head Coach Rhys Davey, with the support of South West Academy Director Blair Cartmell, 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 and Fitness Centre.
The Bath National Pathway Centre comprises of two performance squads – a High Performance Squad and a BUCS Performance Group for students. The programmes are integrated, offering student athletes the opportunity to train and work alongside elite athletes.
Among the current triathletes training at the University of Bath are three-time Olympian Vicky Holland, the 2018 ITU World Series Champion 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.
Para-triathlete Michael Taylor, a double silver-medallist on the World Para Triathlon Series so far in 2021, also trains with the High Performance Squad. Click here to see a video with Michael about his sporting journey and Tokyo Paralympic ambitions.
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.