"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.

Recent News

Job Opening:

* We are currently looking for new swimming coaches for both recreational and competitive swim teams. Details are for the 2 vacant roles are found in the documents below. If interested, please send your CV and covering letter to katy.young@manchester.ac.uk  or post to: Katy Young,The University of Manchester, SPORT Head Office, 333 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG








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.

** Come visit our stall on the 22nd and 23rd September during freshers week in Academy 2! We can't wait to tell you all about us!

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)-  justin.craig@student.manchester.ac.uk
Laurence Gummerson (Men's Captain)- laurence.gummerson@student.manchester.ac.uk
Connie Prowse (Women's Captain)- constance.prowse@student.manchester.ac.uk


Congratulations to Daniel Mills and Matthew Rudolph who broke two club records!

Daniel Mills broke the 800m freestyle record with 9.01.88 in his 1500m split 
Matthew Rudolph broke the 200m Backstroke record with a 2.10.43 

Quest for the Crest

Quest for the Crest was a massive success last weekend! 20 different teams from 9 different universities competed at the Aquatics centre last Saturday in our annual charity event. The Manchester's first team came in first in the overall points classification, followed by UEA and Leeds Beckett in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. 

The atmosphere was great on poolside so thanks to all of you who swam and were there cheering for the team. 

We managed to raise a lot of money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research this weekend so thank you for all your generous donations!

Below are the results of the BUCs Short Course and BUCs Teams. There were many great swims and club records were broken, click on the link below to see the results of the team:


50 back with 26.76 at BUCs Short Course
100 IM with 57.05 at BUCs Teams


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

Manchester Sport
SPORT gives you the chance to socialise, organise and exercise. Allowing you to make new friends, gain confidence and improve concentration by being fit and healthy. For more information click here

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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