News Archive, Tag: London 2012 Legacy Pool

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

Coach challenges swimmers to maintain winning ways at LEN European Short-Course Championships

27 November 2015

Head Coach Dave McNulty and four swimmers from the National Centre at the University of Bath are heading to Netanya, Israel for the LEN European Short Course Championships. Siobhan-Marie O’Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn are among five World Champions in the 12-strong team, which will be led by McNulty. Also looking to round off the year in style are Jazz Carlin, a bronze-medallist at the World Championships, and University of Bath graduate Andrew Willis, who finished...

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club were named as Club of the Year at the 2015 ASA Aquatic Awards

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club thank University of Bath after winning prestigious national award

17 November 2015

Aquae Sulis Performance Swimming Club, based at the University of Bath Sports Training Village, has been named as Club of the Year in the 2015 ASA Aquatic Awards. The prestigious national accolade is presented to a non-ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) funded club that shows a commitment and passion for aquatics by providing a quality and enjoyable experience to their members, through developing innovative ways to grow and improve the club. Aquae Sulis draws its membership...

(From left) Fran Halsall, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won the mixed 100m medley relay at the 2015 World Swimming Championships

Nine Bath swimmers named in British Swimming’s performance squads ahead of Olympics

14 October 2015

Three World Champions and two University of Bath students are among nine swimmers based at the Sports Training Village to be named in British Swimming’s 2016 performance squads. Sixty-six athletes across Podium (21) and Podium Potential (45) have been selected to the World Class Performance Programme for the 2015/16 season following an extensive selection procedure. Five members of British Swimming’s National Centre Bath training programme will receive Podium level support after being identified as having...

The Australian team at the University of Bath pool for a recovery session following its 2015 Rugby World Cup pool A victory over Fiji at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Bernard Foley. MUST CREDIT: ARU Media/Stuart Walmsley

Wallabies take the plunge in London 2012 Legacy Pool after World Cup win over Fiji

24 September 2015

Australia recovered from their opening Rugby World Cup victory against Fiji by taking a dip in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village on Thursday. Try-scorer Sekope Kepu and fly-half Bernard Foley, who kicked 13 points in Wednesday's 28-13 win at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, were among the players who enjoyed a recovery session in the 50m pool at the Sports Training Village. The University of Bath has proudly been the Team Base...

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University of Bath-based athletes dominate Bath Chronicle Sports Awards shortlist

24 September 2015

A host of sportspeople with University of Bath links have been shortlisted for the 2015 Bath Chronicle Sports Awards. All three candidates in both the Professional and Disabled Sports Performer of the Year categories train or trained at the Sports Training Village. Swimmer Jay Lelliott, a Sports Performance student at the University, is in the running for the main Sports Personality of the Year prize and Team Bath Tennis is a contender for Community Club...

Jamie Cooke on the shooting range at the 2015 Modern Pentathlon European Championships

Coach impressed as University students book European Championships final place

20 August 2015

University of Bath students Tom Toolis and Joe Choong will have a shot at Rio 2016 qualification on Saturday after booking their places in the men’s final at the Modern Pentathlon European Championships. They joined fellow Pentathlon GB athlete Jamie Cooke, pictured, in progressing through Thursday’s qualification round and giving the home fans at the Sports Training Village plenty to cheer. Toolis, a Sport & Exercise Science student, performed consistently well and finished sixth overall...

Michael Jamieson (photo: Sam Farr)

Top-four finish for Michael Jamieson at US Nationals in Texas

11 August 2015

University of Bath-based swimmer Michael Jamieson finished fourth in the 200m breaststroke final at the Phillips 66 US National Championships in San Antonio, Texas on Monday. The London 2012 Olympic Games silver-medallist clocked 2:10.91 in a race won by fellow Scot Craig Benson in 2:09.68. Michael Phelps, the 22-time Olympic medallist, was fifth in 2:11.30. Jamieson, who trains at the British Swimming National Centre Bath, competed in the United States after missing out on a place at the...

(From left) Fran Halsall, Chris Walker-Hebborn, Adam Peaty and Siobhan-Marie O'Connor won the mixed 100m medley relay at the 2015 World Swimming Championships

World record, world gold for Bath swimmers Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

05 August 2015

Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor helped Great Britain’s mixed 4x100m medley relay team set a new world record during a golden evening at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. The swimmers, who both train with the British Swimming National Centre at the University of Bath, teamed up with Adam Peaty and Fran Halsall to touch the wall first in 3:41.71 in Wednesday’s final. Backstroke specialist Walker-Hebborn got the British quartet off to a superb...

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson officially opens London 2012 Legacy Swimming Pool

16 June 2015

Olympic medalist Michael Jamieson today officially opened the newly-refurbished £1.6million London 2012 Legacy Pool at the University of Bath. The University of Bath Sports Performance graduate, who famously won 200m breaststroke silver at the London Olympic Games, was shown a commemorative plaque by Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley before ceremonially cutting ribbons of blue and gold – the colours of sport at the University – to start a relay exhibition race. Jamieson was watched by...

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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