News Archive, Tag: British Swimming National Centre

Rio 2016: Fourth silver for Bath-based swimmers as Chris Walker-Hebborn wins relay medal

14 August 2016

Chris Walker-Hebborn capped an outstanding week for University of Based-swimmers in the pool at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as he helped Team GB’s men to silver in the 4x100m medley relay. That was the fourth silver of the Games for the British Swimming National Centre Bath training group, adding to the two from Jazz Carlin and one from Siobhan-Marie O’Connor. And they went mighty close to returning to the Sports Training Village with five...

Rio 2016: Another super silver from Jazz Carlin takes Bath swimming medal count to three

13 August 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin became Team GB’s first double medallist of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when she won 800m freestyle silver in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 25-year-old, full of confidence after claiming 400m freestyle silver on Monday, enjoyed a race-long battle with Hungary’s reigning European champion Boglarka Kapas before getting the edge by two-tenths of a second in 8:16.17. Gold went to outstanding American Katie Ledecky in a world-record...

Great Britain's Jazz Carlin (left) with her silver medal after the women's 400m freestyle final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on day two of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Rio 2016: Swimmer Jazz Carlin in the mix for second medal of Olympic Games

12 August 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin will bid for her second medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the early hours of Saturday morning after qualifying third-fastest for the 800m freestyle final. Full of confidence after her superb silver medal in the 400m freestyle, Carlin clocked 8:19.67 in the fastest heat of the day to put herself in a good lane for the final (2.20am BST). “I didn’t expect it to be 8:19, that’s...

Rio 2016: Agony and pride as swimmer Andrew Willis goes mighty close to Olympic medal

11 August 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Andrew Willis missed out on an Olympic medal by just eight-hundredths of a second after finishing fourth in the Rio 2016 200m breaststroke final. The 25-year-old, who trains with the British Swimming National Centre Bath, produced another brilliant swim to set a lifetime best of 2:07.78 in a fiercely-fought final that saw the entire field separated by less than a second. A blanket finish saw Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin take gold in...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor was selected for Team GB's swimming squad in 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Rio 2016: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor races into swimming final in record-breaking style

09 August 2016

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be looking to emulate fellow University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin by getting on the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The 20-year-old looked in fantastic form as she reduced her own women’s 200m individual medley British record to 2:07.57 to qualify fastest overall for the final, taking place at 3.29am BST. “I’m really pleased because I’ve been trying to go under 2:08 for...

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...

Jazz Carlin and Chris Walker-Hebborn

Double gold for Jazz Carlin and silver for Chris Walker-Hebborn as Rio countdown continues

13 June 2016

Jazz Carlin won two gold medals and Chris Walker-Hebborn secured a brace of silvers as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations at the Mare Nostrum competition in Barcelona. Carlin went eight seconds faster than anyone else in the field as she won 800m freestyle gold in 8:25.23 on Saturday. She then clinched another comfortable victory in Sunday’s 400m freestyle final on Sunday, her time of 4:05.69 being almost four seconds...

Jazz Carlin, Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn have been selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic swimming squad

Barcelona is next stop for swimmers on the road to Rio 2016

08 June 2016

The four University of Bath-based swimmers selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will continue their preparations in Barcelona, Spain this weekend. Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis – who train with the British Swimming National Centre Bath at the Sports Training Village – will compete at the Mare Nostrum meeting along with the 22 other selected Olympic swimmers. British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss said: “We know the event is going...

How move to Bath helped swimmer Jazz Carlin turn Olympic heartbreak into Rio joy

28 May 2016

Swimmer Jazz Carlin says her move to the University of Bath was a key factor in helping her go from London 2012 heartbreak to Rio 2016 delight. Commonwealth champion and World medallist Carlin is finally set to make her long-awaited Olympic debut this summer after being officially selected for Team GB. She is one of four British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmers in the squad – along with Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (right) won women's 4x100m medley relay gold at the 2016 European Championships in London

Golden finish to European Championships for University of Bath-based swimmers

23 May 2016

Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won their second relay gold medals of the week as University of Bath-based swimmers finished the LEN European Aquatics Championships on a high note. Jazz Carlin also claimed 400m freestyle silver as Britain, despite being in heavy training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, finished the competition in London with an impressive 22 medals. The penultimate swim of the event saw O’Connor team up with Kathleen Dawson, Chloe Tutton and...

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