News Archive, Tag: British Swimming

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...

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

University of Bath-based swimming quartet “excited to get out to Rio”

21 July 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are beginning to feel very real for the four University of Bath-based swimmers representing Team GB this summer as they prepare to head off to Brazil. British Swimming National Centre Bath quartet Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis have their final pre-Rio training sessions in the Sports Training Village London 2012 Legacy Pool this week. They will then pack up their Olympic kit and, along with Head...

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...

Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

European silvers give swimmers a boost as they prepare for Rio 2016 Olympics

20 May 2016

University of Bath-based swimmers Jazz Carlin and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor both won silver medals on another great night of competition at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in London. Both athletes are in heavy training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but still managed to produce impressive performances in the Aquatic Centre, with Carlin clocking 8:23.52 as she finished runner-up to Hungary’s Boglarka Kapas in the 800m freestyle. “I’m really happy with that,” said Carlin. “To come...

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,...

Andrew Willis is backing the Team Bath Road to Rio Challenge in aid of Sport Relief

Sign up for our Road to Rio Challenge and raise money for Sport Relief 2016

11 February 2016

London 2012 Olympic swimmer Andrew Willis is urging the people of Bath to get active and take on the Team Bath Road to Rio Challenge in aid of Sport Relief. Prizes are on offer to the first team or individual to cover the equivalent of the 6,000-mile distance from Bath to Brazil – either by running, swimming, cycling or rowing – while raising money for charities at home and abroad. The miles can covered in...

Jay Lelliott and Andrew Willis secure golds as Bath-based swimmers clinch five medals at European event

26 January 2016

University of Bath-based swimmers hauled five medals, including two golds, at the Flanders Speedo Cup on the weekend (January 23-24). Sports Performance student Jay Lelliott caught the eye with a gold and silver medal in the 1500m freestyle and 400m freestyle respectively. After falling just short behind GB rival James Guy in the 400m event on Saturday, Lelliott took revenge on Sunday with a thrilling display in which he finished 15 seconds ahead of second...

Olympic year starts with trip to Flanders Speedo Cup for University of Bath-based swimmers

13 January 2016

London 2012 finalist Andrew Willis leads a five-strong University of Bath-based contingent in the British Swimming squad for next week’s Flanders Speedo Cup in Belgium – the first overseas event of the Rio 2016 Olympic year. Chemical Engineering graduate Willis, a bronze-medallist at last month’s European Short-Course Championships, is joined in the 34-strong squad by fellow National Centre Bath swimmers Charlie Attwood and Joe Hulme. Jay Lelliott and Miles Munro – who are studying Sports...

Second gold for Jazz Carlin as Bath-based swimmers win seven European Short-Course medals

07 December 2015

Jazz Carlin added 400m freestyle gold to her 800m title as University of Bath-based swimmers finished the LEN European Short-Course Championships in Israel with seven medals between them. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor was runner-up in both the 100m and 200m individual medley, while Chris Walker-Hebborn won backstroke silver and bronze. That added to the 200m breaststroke bronze won by Chemical Engineering graduate Andrew Willis on day two of the event in Netanya, with Great Britain – led...

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