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Memberships

  • Swimming Standard Membership£40.00
  • Swimming Associate Membership£40.00
  • Swimming Social Membership£20.00

About Us

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 look forward to taking part in are BUSL and of course the annual Welsh Varsity!

The swim team is an all inclusive environment and we welcome all everyone to come and join our team.

 

VOLUNTEERING:

There are volunteering opportunities for people to become part of the swim team who perhaps don't 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 it's members:

- Poolside coaching: Help out on poolside coaching with the team this can lead to funded level 1 and level 2 coaching 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 any of the above is not for you, then we are always looking for helpers at some of the competitions run by ourselves at the Wales National Pool. We always need volunteers to help with tasks such as announcing / posting results / marshalling/ helping the catering team.

 

For more information on any of these roles, please don't hesitate to contact hayley.baker@swansea.co.uk 

 

TRAINING TIMES:

University High Performance:

Day

Time

Location

Group

Monday

5.40-7.30am

National Pool L/C

All

Monday

9.30-10.30am

Shed – S&C

Distance & Mid-Distance

Monday

10.30-11.30am

Shed Shed – S&C

Sprint

Monday

4.30-7.15pm

National Pool L/C

All

Tuesday

5.40-7.30am

National Pool S/C

All

Tuesday

10.30-11.30am

Shed Shed – S&C

Sprint

Tuesday

4.30-7.15pm

National Pool S/C

All

Wednesday

9.30-10.30am

Shed Shed – S&C

Distance & Mid-Distance

Wednesday

2.40-5.15pm

National Pool S/C

All

Thursday

7.10-9.30am

National Pool S/C

All

Thursday

11-12noon

Shed Shed – S&C

Sprint

Thursday

6.30-7.15pm

National Pool S/C

All

Friday

9.30-10.30am

Shed Shed – S&C

Distance & Mid-Distance

Friday

10.30-11.30am

Shed Shed – S&C

Sprint

Friday

4.30-7.15pm

National Pool L/C

All

Saturday

8.40-11.15pm

National Pool L/C

All

 

Performance:

Day

Time

Location

Monday

5.40-7.30am

National Pool L/C

Monday

6.30-9.15pm

National Pool L/C

Tuesday

9.30-10.30am

Shed - S&C

Tuesday

6.30-9.15pm

National Pool S/C

Wednesday

2.40-5.15pm

National Pool S/C

Thursday

12-1pm

Shed – S&C

Friday

5.40-7.30am

National Pool L/C

Friday

6.40-8.30pm

National Pool L/C

Saturday

10.40-12.45pm

National Pool L/C

 

Competitive:

Day

Time

Location

Monday

7-8.30pm

National Pool L/C

Tuesday

8.30-10pm

National Pool S/C

Thursday

7-8.30pm

National Pool S/C

Saturday

11-12.30pm

National Pool L/C

Sunday

3-4pm

National Pool L/C

 

Development:

Day

Time

Location

Monday

8.30-9.30pm

National Pool L/C

Thursday

8-9.30pm

National Pool S/C

Sunday

3-4pm

National Pool L/C

 

All swim training takes place at Swansea Bay Sports Park:

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

 

COMMITTEE 2022 - 2023:

Head coach: Hayley Baker

Board:

  • Chairperson: Katelin Demery
  • Vice Chairperson: Denise Jones
  • Secretary: Emma Cottrell
  • Treasurer uni: Sian Heap
  • Treasurer accounts: Matt Ritchie
  • Welfare officer: Amy Farthing
  • Lead Team Manager: Ben Pannett
  • Head Coach: Hayley Baker
  • Swim Wales representative: Stuart McNarry

University Committee Members:

  • Male Team Captain: Dylan Gallagher
  • Female Team Captain: Victoria Adams
  • Male Social Secretary: Greg Shields
  • Female Social Secretary: Nadya Sterling 
  • Social Media/ Fundraising: Amelia Garnish
  • Competition Secretary: Laura Bettles
  • Student Welfare Officer: Cas Pelders & Immy Bar 

 

SOCIALS:

We have team socials every other Wednesday, which involve some really great themes and activities, and are a great way to get to know your team members outside of the pool. We also hold dry socials and charity events throughout the year, so make sure you get involved! Our social secs work very hard to make sure we have the best, safe and fun socials for everyone, so if you have any questions, please get in touch with Olivia or Jamie and they will be happy to help.

 

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.

We also have training fees which vary between squads and are required to be paid either semesterly or on the 1st of every month. We will notified you about these at the beginning of each term.

 

SWIMMING KIT:

All out swimming kit comes from our university team sponsor, Speedo. You will be notified throughout the year of opportunities to purchase kit, including:

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

All information on how to order will be given in plenty of time to order.

To familiarise yourself with the kit available, click the link below to explore Speedo website

https://www.speedo.com/

 

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • BUCS Division 1 finalists 2015/16 (A-team)
  • BUCS Dvision 1 finalists 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)
  • BUCS 7th place overall 2019/20
  • BUCS 3rd place overall 2021/22
  • 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
  • Varsity Winners 2021/22
  • Sport Swansea Awards Club of the Year 2018/19
  • BUSL Finalists 2021/22

 

QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions, please contact us on our social media platforms or via email: swimming@swansea-sports.ac.uk

 

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

  • Facebook: Swansea University Swimming News
  • Facebook Group: Swansea University Swimming Team 2022-23
  • Twitter: SwanseaUniSwim 
  • Instagram: swanseauniswim 

 

 

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Committee

Competition Secretary
Laura Bettles
Men’s Captain
Dylan Gallagher
Men's Social Secretary
Gregory Shields
Secretary
Emma Cottrell
Social Media and Fundraising Secretary
Amelia Garnish
Treasurer
Sian Heap
Women’s Captain
Victoria Adams
Women's Social Secretary
Nadya Sterling