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More success for University of Bath athletes in Glasgow

The opening night at the Glasgow 2018 European Championships at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre, saw MJ Church Ambassador Anna Hopkin, a recent Sport & Exercise Science graduate coached by Mark Skimming, and National Centre Bath swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor narrowly miss out on a medal in the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. They swam the first two legs

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Anna Hopkin wins BUCS Sportswoman of the Year Award

Swimmer Anna Hopkin’s outstanding 2018 continued as she was named as BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Sportswoman of the Year, just a day after graduating from the University of Bath. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who was shortlisted alongside Edinburgh’s Eilidh Gibson (canoe slalom) and Nottingham’s Maria Tsaptsinos (table tennis), received the honour during Thursday’s

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Team Bath’s Ila Brandimarte “feeling blessed” after GB selection

Team Bath Synchro Club’s Ila Brandimarte will make her long-awaited British debut on one of the sport’s biggest stages after being selected for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. Italian-born Brandimarte, who established Team Bath Synchro Club at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in 2016 after graduating in Politics & International Relations, has been

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Quartet crowned as British Champions

There were six golds amongst a 14-medal haul for University of Bath-based swimmers at the 2018 British Swimming Championships, which were incorporated into the Edinburgh International Meet. Despite being in heavy training for next month’s Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, British Swimming National Centre Bath swimmer James Guy was able to add two more national

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Golden double for Anna Hopkin

Student Anna Hopkin claimed two national titles as University of Bath-based swimmers won 11 medals at the Swim England National Winter Championships in Sheffield. MJ Church ambassador Hopkin, who is also supported by a Thompson Education Trust sporting scholarship, was the first English swimmer home in both the 50m and 100m freestyle, clocking rapid times

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Katrina Hart and Miles Munro get Gold Coast 2018 call

Athlete Katrina Hart and student-swimmer Miles Munro are the latest University of Bath-based sportspeople who will be heading to Australia in the new year to compete in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.  Both have previous Commonwealth experience, with former World Champion and Paralympics medallist Hart – coached by Rob Ellchuk at the Sports Training

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Impressive display from young Team Bath synchronised swimmers

Promising Team Bath Synchro Club youngsters Megan Pyke and Sophie Sandberg both impressed when they made their first appearances at the annual Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships in Gloucester. Competing in the 12-and-under category, they had to perform four technical figures in front of different judging panels – ballet leg single, barracuda,

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