News Archive, Tag: Swimming

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...

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...

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...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor was selected for Team GB's swimming squad in 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Record-breaking round-off to pre-Rio racing for swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

04 July 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor smashed the British 100m breaststroke record on her last competitive outing before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Swimming at the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships, the 20-year-old dominated throughout and touched the wall in 1:06.34 – beating the previous record set in the same Tollcross International Swimming Centre pool by Sophie Taylor during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. O’Connor admitted she was surprised by the time, especially as she...

Jazz Carlin and Chris Walker-Hebborn

Double gold for Jazz Carlin and silver for Chris Walker-Hebborn as Rio countdown continues

13 June 2016

Jazz Carlin won two gold medals and Chris Walker-Hebborn secured a brace of silvers as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations at the Mare Nostrum competition in Barcelona. Carlin went eight seconds faster than anyone else in the field as she won 800m freestyle gold in 8:25.23 on Saturday. She then clinched another comfortable victory in Sunday’s 400m freestyle final on Sunday, her time of 4:05.69 being almost four seconds...

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

Barcelona is next stop for swimmers on the road to Rio 2016

08 June 2016

The four University of Bath-based swimmers selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will continue their preparations in Barcelona, Spain this weekend. Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis – who train with the British Swimming National Centre Bath at the Sports Training Village – will compete at the Mare Nostrum meeting along with the 22 other selected Olympic swimmers. British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss said: “We know the event is going...

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...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (right) won women's 4x100m medley relay gold at the 2016 European Championships in London

Golden finish to European Championships for University of Bath-based swimmers

23 May 2016

Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won their second relay gold medals of the week as University of Bath-based swimmers finished the LEN European Aquatics Championships on a high note. Jazz Carlin also claimed 400m freestyle silver as Britain, despite being in heavy training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, finished the competition in London with an impressive 22 medals. The penultimate swim of the event saw O’Connor team up with Kathleen Dawson, Chloe Tutton and...

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...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor was selected for Team GB's swimming squad in 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor sets up second medal shot at European Aquatics Champs

19 May 2016

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be competing for her second LEN European Aquatics Championships medal of the week on Thursday after qualifying second-fastest for the women’s 200m individual medley final. The University of Bath-based swimmer was runner-up to defending champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary in the second of Wednesday’s semi-finals at the London Aquatics Centre. “I’m really happy with that,” said O’Connor, who won gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay on Tuesday. “The time was similar...

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