Swimming

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 will also now benefit from Swim Wales affiliation, allowing members to compete in open meets throughout the year.

TRAINING TIMES:

Performance: 

All performance swimmers are expected to arrive 15-20 minutes before sessions for pre-pool stretching.

  • Monday: 06:00-08:00. 20:00-22:00
  • Tuesday: 20:00-22:00
  • Wednesday: 06:00-08:00. 17:00-19:00
  • Thursday: 06:00-08:00. 20:00-22:00
  • Friday: 19:00-20:30
  • Saturday: 14:30-16:30 (every few weeks 09:00-11:00)

Competitive:

  • Monday: 20:00-21:30
  • Tuesday: 20:00-22:00
  • Wednesday: 13:30-15:00 
  • Thursday: 20:00-21:30
  • Friday: 19:00-20:30 
  • Saturday: 14:30-15:30
  • Sunday: 19:00-20:30

Development:

  • Monday: 20:00-21:00
  • Wednesday: 13:30-15:00
  • Saturday: 15:30-16:30
  • Sunday: 19:00-20:30

COMMITTEE 2018 - 2019:

Head coach: Hayley Baker. Assistant coach: Sam Jones.

  • Men's Captain: Matt Ritchie 
  • Women's Captain: Abi White
  • Treasurer: Lauren Seymour
  • Social Sec: Peter Rogers
  • Social Sec: Georgia Smith
  • Media and Fundraising: Connor Acland

SOCIALS:

As a team we pride ourselves on our tight nit family atmosphere and busy social calendar, with regular socials being held at our sponosor bar, peppermint, on Wednesday nights. Socials are a really great way for the whole team to bond outside of the pool and ensure a great time for everyone involved. As well as our standard Wednesday nights, we host a wide range of dry socials and fundraising/charity events through out the year. All our social events are organised by social secs Peter and Georgia.

MEMBERSHIP: 

Every student wishing to join the swim team must purchase sport swansea membership (£28) along with swimming team membership (£30) either at the freshers fayre or via 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 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
  • Gold status within Sport Swansea

QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions please contact us or our Head Coach, Hayley Baker via email: swimming@swansea-sports.co.uk / hayleybakerswim@hotmail.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: 

  • Facebook: Swansea University Swimming Team 2018-19
  • Twitter: SwanseaUniSwim 
  • Instagram: swanseauniswim 

 

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Committee

Men’s Captain
Matthew Ritchie
Social Sec
Peter Rogers
Social Secretary
Georgia Smith
Treasurer
Lauren Seymour
Women’s Captain
Abigail White
 

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