News Archive, Tag: Mark Skimming

Thomas Tsiopanis has been named as Cypriot Male Swimmer of the Year 2015

Record-breaking sporting scholar Thomas Tsiopanis named as Cypriot Male Swimmer of the Year

18 February 2016

University of Bath sporting scholar Thomas Tsiopanis has been named as Cypriot Male Swimmer of the Year. The 22-year-old, who is in the second year of a Sports Performance degree, received the accolade after a 2015 that saw him set six national records – two of them while competing at the World University Games in South Korea. He clocked 2:07.74 in the 200m individual medley, beating the record he had previously set at the 2015 Games...

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...

Skimming proud of his BUCS swimming charges

Anna Hopkin takes freestyle gold as University swimmers win seven medals at BUCS Short-Course Champs

18 November 2015

The University of Bath swimming team won seven medals, including one of each colour for Anna Hopkin, as they finished fourth overall at the BUCS Short-Course Championships in Sheffield. With aspiring Rio 2016 Olympians and Paralympians among the students racing at Ponds Forge over the weekend, the standard of competition was exceptionally high as reflected by the number of new records set – including World and British records. Hopkin was the only swimmer to go under...

(From left) REVO Brand Manager Tyron Dawkins, Kate French, Jay Lelliott, Alex Walker and Greg Sharp, Deputy Director of Sport at the University of Bath

World University medals and Rio 2016 qualification celebrated in latest Athlete of the Month awards

20 October 2015

World University Games medallists Jay Lelliott and Alex Walker, and modern pentathletes Kate French and Joe Choong 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. Swimmer Lelliott and tennis player Walker took the July honours after representing both Britain and the University of Bath with distinction...

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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...

Jay Lelliott, coach Mark Skimming and Thomas Tsiopanis at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju

Swimmers thank University of Bath after World University Games success

29 July 2015

Swimmers Jay Lelliott and Thomas Tsiopanis have thanked their coaches and financial supporters at the University of Bath after enjoying success at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea. The two Sports Performance students are part of head swimming coach Mark Skimming’s performance group and train in the London 2012 Legacy Pool at the Sports Training Village. Lelliott – a Santander Sports Scholar – won 400m freestyle gold and 800m freestyle silver at...

Sports Performance student Thomas Tsiopanis will swim for Cyprus at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea

Bath move helping Cyprus swimmer Thomas Tsiopanis make a splash on world stage

10 June 2015

Cypriot swimmer Thomas Tsiopanis believes his move to the University of Bath has provided him with the perfect springboard to compete at the highest level. Tsiopanis – who celebrates his 22nd birthday on Wednesday – left his homeland in September to begin a Sports Performance degree course and train with head swimming coach Mark Skimming’s performance group. He made the switch on the advice of compatriots Anastasia Christoforou and Omiros Zagkas, two Bath graduates who...

Swimmer Jay Lelliott and tennis player Alex Walker have been selected for the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, Korea

Swimmers and tennis ace are latest Bath students to get World University Games call

04 June 2015

Swimmers Jay Lelliott and Thomas Tsiopanis and tennis ace Alex Walker are the latest University of Bath students to be called up for this summer’s World University Games. They will join badminton player Angus Pedersen and shooter Kristian Callaghan at the biennial competition, taking place in Gwangju, South Korea from July 3-14. Sports Performance student Lelliott – supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship – is no stranger to multi-sport events, having represented England at the...

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

Swimmers head to London Aquatics Centre for British Championships ahead of Bath homecoming

11 April 2015

The University of Bath’s elite swimmers are just days away from being able to train at the Sports Training Village’s new London 2012 Legacy Pool. But before then, they will be competing at the actual London 2012 Olympic pool, with the British Swimming Championships taking place at the London Aquatics Centre from April 14-18. As well as national titles, qualification for this summer’s FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia is also up for grabs. The...

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