About

Welcome to Swansea University Swimming Team!

The team caters for swimmers of varying abilities, from those who wish to train and race at a competitive level to those who wish to keep fit and be social. Our aim as a team is to provide a platform for everyone to enjoy their swimming, whether that means enabling swimmers to perform at national levels or revel in the social side of the sport.

In recent years the team has grown in size and strength enabling us to enter A, B and C teams competing in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 of the BUCS team championships respectively. We also send swimmers to both long and short course individual BUCS championships. 

Our swimmers now benefit from Swim Wales membership (£34) allowing members to compete in open meets throughout the year.

 

Sports Swansea Virtual Exhibition 

If you are looking to join the team, please join our fresher's Facebook group for up to date information. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/355498065585017/?ref=share

 

TRAINING TIMES:

University High Performance

  Monday 11:30-1:45 pm  The Shed - Land S&C
  Tuesday 08.45 - 11.45 am University Gym - Spin class 1 hr
  Tuesday 3.00 - 5.00pm The Shed - Land S&C 
  Tuesday 5.15 - 7.30 pm National Pool
  Wednesday 1:00 - 2.30 pm National Pool
  Wednesday 5:30 - 7.00 pm Zoom circuits 
  Thursday 05.40 - 07.10 am National Pool                            
  Thursday 08.45-11.45am University Gym - Spin class 1 hr
  Thursday 5.15 - 7.30 pm National Pool
  Friday 07.30-9.30am University Gym - Spin class 1 hr
  Friday 11.30 - 1.45pm  The Shed - Land S&C 
  Saturday 9:30-11:00 Am National pool

 

Performance: 

  Monday 5.30-7.00 pm Zoom circuits 
  Monday 8.00 - 9.30 pm National Pool 
  Tuesday 2.30 - 3.30 pm Sports Hall S&C
  Tuesday 8.00 - 9:30 pm National pool 
  Wednesday 5.30 - 7:00 pm Zoom circuits 
  Thursday 6.00 - 7.00 pm Beach Circuits
  Thursday 8.00 - 9.30 pm National pool 
  Friday 5.30 - 7.00 pm  Zoom circuits 
  Friday 8:00 - 9:00 pm National pool 

 

Competitive A:

  Monday 12.30-1.30 pm Sports Hall S&C
  Monday 8.00 - 9.30 pm National Pool 
  Tuesday 6.00-7.00 pm Beach Circuits
  Thursday 8.00 - 9.30 pm National pool Split
  Friday 1.45-2.45 pm Sports Hall S&C
  Friday 6.00-7.00 pm  Beach Circuits
  Saturday 12.00-2.00 pm Games Beach or Rec
  Variable Zoom circuits
  Variable  Bike/Run

 

Competitive B:

  Monday 12.30-1.30 pm Sports Hall S&C
  Monday 6.00-7.00 pm Beach Circuits
  Tuesday 8.00 - 9.30 pm National Pool
  Thursday 6.00-7.00 pm  Beach Circuits
  Friday 1.45-2.45 pm Sports Hall S&C
  Friday 8.00 - 9.00 pm National pool 
  Sat 12.00-2.00 pm  Games Beach or Rec
  Variable Zoom circuits
  Variable  Bike/Run

 

Development:

  Tuesday 6.00-7.00pm Beach Circuits
  Friday 12.30-1.30pm Sports Hall S&C
  Friday 6.00-7.00pm Beach Circuits
  Saturday 12.00-2.00pm Games Beach or Rec
  Sunday 7:30-8:30pm National Pool
  Variable Zoom circuits
  Variable  Bike/Run

 

COMMITTEE 2020 - 2021:

Head coach: Hayley Baker.

Board:

  • Chairperson: Jack Brown
  • Vice Chairperson: Denise Jones
  • Secretary: Jo Chrismas
  • Treasurer uni: Matt Ritchie
  • Treasurer accounts: Verity Cook
  • Welfare officer: Charlotte Peters
  • Lead Team Manager: Ben Pannett
  • Head Coach: Hayley Baker
  • University representative: Steve Joel
  • Swim Wales representative: Stuart McNarry

University Committee Members:

  • Male Team Captain: Jamie Black
  • Female Team Captain: Amy Farthing
  • Male Social Secretary: Jakub Vincelek
  • Female social Secretary: Alice Hayden Jones
  • Social Media/ Fundraising: Andrew 'AJ' Issacs
  • Competition Secretary: Camilla Løyning

 

SOCIALS:

Our social secs are working very hard to make sure we can continue to have our eagerly awaited socials safely. There are some really innovative and imaginative ideas. Socials are a really great way for the whole team to bond outside of the pool and ensure a great time for everyone involved. We also hold dry socials and charity events throughout the year, so make sure you get involved! All our social events are organised by social secs, Alice and Jakub.

 

MEMBERSHIP: 

Please do not get membership until asked to by our committee, so we ensure you get the correct membership. Thank you in advance!

Every student joining the swim team must purchase Sport Swansea membership (£15 per term) along with swimming team membership (£30) via the Swansea students union website, in order to train and compete. Monthly training fees are different for each squad and our treasurer will notify you of these at the start of each month.

 

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • BUCS 7th place overall 2019-20
  • BUCS Division 1 finalists 2015/16-2016/17 (A team)
  • BUCS Division 3 finalists and promotion to Division 2 2016/17 (B Team)
  • BUCS Division 3 finalists and promotion to Division 2 2017-18 (C Team)
  • Varsity winners 2014/15 
  • Varsity winners 2015/16 
  • Varsity winners 2016/17 
  • Varsity winners 2017/18
  • Varsity winners 2018/19
  • Virtual Varsity winners 2019/20
  • Sport Swansea Awards Club of the Year 2018/19

 

QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions please contact us or our Head Coach and Captains via email: swimming@swansea-sports.ac.uk

 

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

  • Facebook: Swansea University Swimming News
  • Twitter: SwanseaUniSwim 
  • Instagram: swanseauniswim 

 

 

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