News Archive, Tag: Mark Skimming

Swimming coach Mark Skimming is raising money for The Grand Appeal

Swim coach Mark Skimming taking on challenge of Everest proportions for children’s hospital

03 August 2016

Mark Skimming, head swimming coach at the University of Bath, is used to helping students and athletes reach their peak physical condition. But this year he has also been training for his own monumental challenge - trekking 6,000m to Everest base camp to raise funds for the hospital that saved his young son. Albert, now three, was born 13 weeks early and spent his first three months in intensive care after been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. He has...

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...

University of Bath swimmer Jay Lelliott

Sporting scholar Jay Lelliott swaps pool for open-water – and earns GB Euro call-up

06 July 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Jay Lelliott will make his international open-water swimming debut next week after being selected to represent Britain at the LEN European Marathon Swimming Championships.  The Sports Performance student will contest both the 5km individual and team events at the championships, taking place at Hoorn in the Netherlands from July 10-14. It is a new challenge for Lelliott, who has represented Britain in the pool but only tried open-water swimming for...

Retiring Paralympic champion Liz Johnson thanks University of Bath swimming coach

21 April 2016

Multiple Paralympic medallist Liz Johnson has praised University of Bath Head Swimming Coach Mark Skimming after announcing her retirement from the sport. Johnson worked with Skimming at the Sports Training Village for four years in the build-up to London 2012, where she won a bronze medal in the SB6 100m breaststroke. That completed her Paralympic medal collection in the event, adding to the silver she won at Athens 2004 and her memorable gold medal at...

Pictured are (from left) REVO UK Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, Alex Lane, Anna Hopkin and University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

Golden achievements saluted as athletes of the month receive their prizes

20 April 2016

Judoka Prisca Awiti-Alcaraz, swimmer Anna Hopkin, badminton player Alex Lane and slider David Swift are the latest winners of the Team Bath athlete of the month awards. The awards, which are supported by REVO Eyewear and Ellis & Killpartrick, once again showcased the outstanding calibre of sporting talent at the University of Bath. Judoka Awiti-Alcaraz, a Sport Performance student supported by a King Scholarship, was one of two award winners for January after she claimed U21 -63kg gold at...

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...

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