News Archive, Tag: British Swimming Championships

Magnificent seven golds as University of Bath swimmers shine at Summer Champs

01 August 2016

Swimmers representing the University of Bath finished third in the overall standings after winning 11 medals – seven of them gold – at the British Swimming Summer Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.  Charlie Attwood, part of the British Swimming National Centre Bath training group, enjoyed a double success in the 19+years 100m and 200m breaststroke, clocking winning times of 1:00.82 and 2:12.11 respectively. Joe Hulme, also coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle in the...

Two more medals conclude successful British Championships for University of Bath swimmers

18 April 2016

A third gold for Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and bronze for Jemma Lowe (pictured) concluded a successful week for University of Bath-based swimmers at the 2016 British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Fourteen medals in total are coming back to the Sports Training Village after a meeting where three British Swimming National Centre Bath athletes – O’Connor, Jazz Carlin and Andrew Willis – set the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification standard. A host of students in Mark Skimming’s training...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (Photo: Sam Farr)

Swimming stars Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor set Olympic standard on Super Saturday

17 April 2016

Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor are set to join fellow University of Bath-based swimmer Andrew Willis at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after a super Saturday at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Both Carlin and O’Connor, who train with the British Swimming National Centre Bath, set the Olympic consideration time for their events as they won gold in the 400m freestyle and 200m individual medley respectively. It was third time lucky for Carlin, who...

Andrew Willis sets Rio standard during golden night for University of Bath-based swimmers

16 April 2016

Andrew Willis beat a world-class field and set the Rio 2016 Olympic qualification standard during a golden night for University of Bath-based swimmers at the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Chemical Engineering graduate Willis produced a brilliant swim in his specialist 200m breaststroke event, while fellow British Swimming National Centre Bath athletes Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Lizzie Simmonds won the 100m freestyle and 200m backstroke respectively. Willis is a finalist at every major international championship since...

Students impress at British Swimming Championships as Jazz Carlin wins second gold

15 April 2016

Jazz Carlin (pictured) won her second title of the week and University of Bath student Miles Munro announced himself as a potential future Olympian on day three of the British Swimming Championships in Glasgow. Another rising star, Anna Hopkin, won 50m freestyle silver to take the tally of medals for University of Bath-based swimmers to seven with three days of competition still to go. Carlin, who struck 200m freestyle gold on the opening day, led...

Chris Walker-Hebborn in the London 2012 Legacy Pool, June 2015

Medals of each colour for Bath-based swimmers on day 2 of British Champs

14 April 2016

There was a medal of each colour for University of Bath-based swimmers on day two of the British Swimming Championships and Olympic Trials in Glasgow. Chris Walker-Hebborn (pictured) won a fourth successive gold in the men’s 100m backstroke, although it was a victory tinged with disappointment as he narrowly missed out on the time needed to guarantee a place at the Rio 2016 Games. Fellow London 2012 Olympian Lizzie Simmonds, who also trains with the British...

State-of-the-art pool helps STV-based swimmers shape up for Rio 2016 Olympic Trials

11 April 2016

A host of University of Bath-based swimmers will be looking to secure their place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this week when the 2016 British Swimming Championships take place in Glasgow. The six-day competition, which begins on Tuesday at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, will also determine the British Swimming team for next month’s European Championships in London. A large contingent from the British Swimming National Centre Bath will be battling for Rio places,...

Chris Walker-Hebborn (Photo: Sam Farr)

Chris Walker-Hebborn books place at worlds as Bath swimmers win four medals at British Championships

15 April 2015

Chris Walker-Hebborn booked his place at this summer’s FINA World Championships in Russia during an encouraging first day for University of Bath-based swimmers at the British Championships. The Commonwealth champion posted a sub-53 second performance for the first time in his career to take the 100m backstroke title for a third successive year. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor also struck gold at the London Aquatics Centre, powering past six-time champion Francesca Halsall during a stunning finish to the...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (Photo: Sam Farr)

Swimmers head to London Aquatics Centre for British Championships ahead of Bath homecoming

11 April 2015

The University of Bath’s elite swimmers are just days away from being able to train at the Sports Training Village’s new London 2012 Legacy Pool. But before then, they will be competing at the actual London 2012 Olympic pool, with the British Swimming Championships taking place at the London Aquatics Centre from April 14-18. As well as national titles, qualification for this summer’s FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia is also up for grabs. The...

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