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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. Other competitons we always lookforward to taking part in are BUSL and of course varsity!

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

 

VOLUNTEERING:

There are volunteering opportunities for people to become part of the swim team who perhaps dont want to swim but would like to be part of the team and have many great skills that help support and improve the service the team gives its members:

 

Poolside coaching: Help out on poolside coaching with the team this can lead to funded level 1 and level 2 qualifications

Team Manager: If you have great organisational skills maybe team managing is an area to get into. Again, there are courses to help devlop the skills, these courses are Swim Wales and British Swimming recognised and could lead to you being involved in those organisations.

Officials: Contribue at competitions and learn the rules and regulations of the sport. The club will fund the courses which start as a J1 all the way to a head referee.

 

Running Meets:

If doing the above is not for you then we are always looking for helpers at some of the competition,

Swansea University run their own competitions and for this to happen, we need volunteers in areas such as announcing / posting results / marshalling/ helping the catering team.

 

For more information contact hayley.baker@ swansea.ac.uk 

 

TRAINING TIMES:

University High Performance

Distance Programme:

Monday 6-7:30am National pool
Monday 5-7pm National pool
Tuesday 6-7:30am National pool
Tuesday 9-10am Shed
Tuesday 5-7pm National Pool 
Wednesday 1-3pm  National Pool 
Thursday 7:30-9:30am National Pool
Thursday 5-7pm  National Pool
Friday 6-7:30am National pool
Friday 9-10:15am Shed
Friday 7-8:30pm National Pool
Saturday 9:00-11:00pm National pool

 

Mid Distance Programme:

Monday 6-7:30am National pool
Tuesday 6-7:30am National pool
Tuesday 9-10am Shed
Tuesday 5-7pm National Pool 
Wednesday 1-3pm  National Pool 
Thursday 7:30-9:30am National Pool
Friday 6-7:30am National pool
Friday 9-10:15am Shed
Friday 7-8:30pm National Pool
Saturday 9:00-11:00pm National pool

 

Sprint Squad:

Monday 6-7:30am National pool
Monday 7-9pm National pool
Tuesday 7:45-8:45am Shed
Tuesday 7-9pm National Pool 
Wednesday 1-3pm  National Pool 
Wednesday 3:15-4:30pm (drop in) Shed
Thursday 2:30-3:30pm Shed
Thursday 7-9pm  National Pool
Friday 6-7:30am National pool
Friday 2:45-4pm Shed
Saturday 11:00-12:30pm National pool

 

Fly/IM Squad:

Monday 6-7:30am National pool
Monday 5-7pm National pool
Tuesday 9-10am (IM swimmers) Shed
Tuesday 5-7pm National Pool 
Wednesday 1-3pm  National Pool 
Thursday 10:30-11:30 (all) Shed
Thursday 5-7pm  National Pool
Friday 6-7:30am National pool
Friday 2:45-4pm (Fly swimmers) shed group 1
Friday 7-8:30pm National Pool
Saturday 9:00-11:00pm National pool

 

Backstroke Squad:

Monday 6-7:30am National pool
Monday 5-7pm National pool
Tuesday 7:45-8:45am Shed
Tuesday 5-7pm National Pool 
Wednesday 1-3pm  National Pool 
Thursday 10:30-11:30 Shed
Thursday 5-7pm  National Pool
Friday 6-7:30am National pool
Friday 5-7:00pm National Pool
Saturday 9:00-11:00pm National pool

 

Breaststroke Squad:

Monday 6-7:30am National pool
Monday 7-9pm National pool
Tuesday 9-10am Shed
Tuesday 7-9pm National Pool 
Wednesday 1-3pm  National Pool 
Thursday 7-9pm  National Pool
Friday 6-7:30am National pool
Friday 9-10:15am Shed
Friday 5-7:00pm National Pool
Saturday 9:00-11:00pm National pool

 

Competitive:

Monday 7-8:30pm National Pool L/C
Tuesdy 6-7:30am National Pool S/C
Tuesday 8:30-10:00pm National Pool S/C
Thursday 8:00-09:30pm National Pool S/C
Saturday 11-12:30 National Pool L/C
Sunday 4-5pm National Pool L/C

 

Development:

Monday 8:30-9:30pm National Pool L/C
Friday 7-8:30PM National Pool L/C
 Saturday 11-12:30 National Pool L/C
Sunday 4-5pm National Pool L/C

All swim training takes place at Swansea Bay Sports Park:

Wales National Pool Swansea,
Sketty Lane,
Swansea
SA2 8QG

COMMITTEE 2021 - 2022:

Head coach: Hayley Baker.

Board:

  • Chairperson: Verity Cook
  • Vice Chairperson: Denise Jones
  • Secretary: Becky Mills 
  • Treasurer uni: Sarah Branch
  • Treasurer accounts: Matt Ritchie
  • 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: Charlie Hopkins 
  • Female Team Captain: Harriet Pugh
  • Male Social Secretary: Jakub Vincelek
  • Female social Secretary: Alice Hayden Jones
  • Social Media/ Fundraising: Niamh Wilgar 
  • Competition Secretary: 

 

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 (£30) along with swimming team membership (£40) 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.

 

SWIMMING KIT:

You will be required to fill in an order form displaying a list of swimming kit items. To enquire about this, please email hayley.baker@swansea.ac.uk. The form will need to be sent to swanseauniswimkit@gmail.com and the payment instructions are embedded in the order form. 

The following kit items available to buy are:

  • Technical Tee
  • Polo Top
  • Hooded Top
  • Tracksuit Bottoms
  • Leggings
  • Swim Hat
  • Bullet Hat

To familiarise yourself with the kit advised in the order form, click the link below to explore our university swimming sponsor Speedo

https://www.speedo.com/

 

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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