"Studious attendance at lectures and laboratories will bring you a degree, but it alone will never form you a character. A student's character is moulded on the playing fields and in his association with his fellow-students, living up to the fine ideals of sport. It is a foolish man who will neglect his sport for the sake of whole-time devotion to studies, and still a more foolish man who neglects his studies for the sake of sport. The man who leaves his mark behind him in university history is he who strikes a happy medium." (Athletic Union pamphlet for new students, 1923)

Welcome to  The University of Manchester Swimming Club. Use the links on the left and below for information on our swimming programmes, competition results and important documentation. The club calendar gives dates of all training sessions, competitions and socials. If you don't find what you're looking for, feel free to contact any of the committee.

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Recent News 

We all had a fantastic time at the AU social on the 30th October! It was a great turn out and we can't wait to see more of you all on the 3rd October (Saturday)!

Freshers 2015-2016

Hello & Welcome to the University of Manchester Swimming Club Website! We're looking forward to welcoming new members and the return of existing members this coming September and are currently working very hard to ensure that everything is ready for your arrival.

Free Circuit Training: 3rd October 12PM at the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield for both Comp and Rec Swimmers
Also bring your Student ID to be registered at the front desk for future sessions!

Don't worry if you missed last week's session, come along to the sessions next week!

Don't worry if you didn't make it to the freshers fair, just come along to these training sessions and we will explain to you all about joining the team and paying membership (Competitive £45, Recreational £25 for the whole year)!

To add yourself to our swimming mailing list, please email lists@manchesterswimming.co.uk.

Unlike some other universities (no names mentioned!), we don't hold formal trials to join the club - it's as simple as this: if you turn up to training regularly and you're good enough, then you'll make it into the teams! 

We train at the Manchester Aquatics Centre - the pool built especially for the 2002 Commonwealth Games here in Manchester, right in the centre of the university campus. 

The club is a fun way to get involved with sport at the university, a lot of people will heartily recommend you get involved with a sports team at university for the laughs, fitness and something to put on your CV at the end of it. 

This year's Welcome Pack has all the details about training and what we are all about. Take a look at it here in: Documents

Membership forms can be completed by filling out this form Hereor you can collect them directly from us on the first week of swim sessions!

Should you have any questions or queries about the swimming club before your arrival please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of the following people and they'll be more than happy to help;

Justin Craig (President)-  president@manchesterswimming.co.uk
Laurence Gummerson (Men's Captain)- laurence@manchesterswimming.co.uk
Connie Prowse (Women's Captain)- connie@manchesterswimming.co.uk


BUCS Long course 2014- 6th
BUCS Teams 2014 - 6th 
BUCS Short Course- 
Winners of Christie Cup 2015
Winners of Quest for the Crest 2015

BUCs Long course 2014 - 7th
BUCs Short course 2013 - 8th
Winners of Quest for the Crest 2014
AU Club of the Year 2014
Winners of Christie Cup 2014

AU Sportswoman of the Year 2013
BUCS Long course 2013- 6th
BUCS Teams 2013 - 6th 
Winners of Christie Cup 2013 
Winners of Quest for the Crest 2013 

AU Club Official of the Year 2012
AU Club of the Year 2012
BUCS Short course 2012- 6th
Set a World Record for 100 x 100m Medley Relay

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Sponsor Opportunities

The University of Manchester Swimming Club is looking for new partners to assist development of the club. Various sponsorship opportunities exist for sponsorship in 2012-13 and beyond. To get in touch please contact Justin Craig (justin.craig@student.manchester.ac.uk).


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