News Archive, Tag: Lizzie Simmonds

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...

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...

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...

Lizzie Simmonds (photo: Sam Farr)

British record and eight gold medals for University of Bath-based swimmers at ASA National Winter Meet

21 December 2015

Lizzie Simmonds set a new British record and there were 17 medals in total, eight of them gold, as University of Bath-based swimmers enjoyed a successful trip to Sheffield for the ASA National Winter Meet. Double Olympian Simmonds (pictured), who is coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, set a new 100m backstroke standard of 56.35 on the opening night of the competition. Simmonds, supported by the University’s...

Calum Jarvis

Relay gold for Bath graduate Calum Jarvis at World Swimming Championships

07 August 2015

University of Bath graduate Calum Jarvis struck gold at the FINA World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia on Friday as part of an outstanding British 4x200m freestyle relay quartet. The Sports Performance graduate, swimming in leg three, started in third place after good work by Dan Wallace and Robbie Renwick. He swam superbly to maintain that position before handing over to individual champion James Guy, who produced a phenomenal final leg to overhaul the United...

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

Brilliant bronze for Siobhan-Marie O’Connor at World Swimming Championships

03 August 2015

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor became the first University of Bath-based swimmer to win a medal at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia when she took 200m individual medley bronze on Monday. The 19-year-old, coached by Dave McNulty and Graeme Antwhistle at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, held off fast-finishing American Maya Di Rado to finish third in 2:08.77, just outside her personal best. Hungarian Katinka Hosszu won gold in a sensational world-record time of...

Jazz Carlin at the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Jazz Carlin so close to medal on opening night of World Swimming Championships in Kazan

03 August 2015

University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin missed out on a medal by just four-tenths of a second on the opening night of the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Carlin, coached by Dave McNulty at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, clocked the fastest last 100m of anyone in the field but it wasn’t quite enough to snatch a podium place in Sunday’s 400m freestyle final. “I gave it my best shot,” said Carlin, who...

Dave McNulty in front of the new video monitors in the London 2012 Legacy Pool

Bath swimmers given medals target at FINA World Championships in Kazan

30 July 2015

Swimmers from the National Training Centre at the University of Bath have been urged to “flex their muscles” at the FINA World Championships and lay down a marker for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Dave McNulty, pictured, Head Coach of the British Swimming National Training Centre Bath, said he is looking for his seven swimmers to challenge for medals when they compete in Kazan, Russia next week. Jazz Carlin will be a strong contender in...

O'Connor is set for Doha

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Jazz Carlin continue Bath gold rush in Mare Nostrum

12 June 2015

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor got the better of World and European champion Katinka Hosszu as she struck gold during another successful evening for University of Bath-based swimmers at the Mare Nostrum Series in Barcelona. Jazz Carlin won her second gold of the meeting, and her fourth of the week, in the 400m freestyle and Chris Walker-Hebborn followed up his previous day’s 50m backstroke gold with a hard-fought silver in the 100m race. O’Connor – coached by Dave...

Chris Walker-Hebborn with one of his Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medals

Jazz Carlin and Chris Walker-Hebborn bag Barcelona titles as swimmers continue Mare Nostrum success

11 June 2015

Jazz Carlin continued her golden streak and Chris Walker-Hebborn was also victorious as University of Bath-based swimmers won four medals in Barcelona on Wednesday. It was the latest stage of the Mare Nostrum Series, in which Carlin had won 400m and 1,500m freestyle gold in Canet, France over the weekend. Her latest success came in the 800m freestyle, with Carlin – coached by Dave McNulty at the Bath National Training Centre – tracking fellow Brit...

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