The Times newspaper reported on the highlights of the 1933 UAU Championships with the following words (The Times, Friday, May 05, 1933; pg. 6; Issue 46436; col F; The Times, Monday, May 15, 1933; pg. 7; Issue 46444; col C)
SWIMMING: UNIVERSITIES' CHAMPIONSHIPS
London, with a total 69 points, won the team championship in the Universities' swimming championships, which were concluded in Liverpool, on Saturday, Liverpool being runners-up with 50 points, and Manchester (the holders), third, with 34.
Four records were established during the evening, new figures being set up for the Long Plunge, 220 Yards Free Style, 100 Yards Back stroke, and Squadron Race events. London won the Squadron Race from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2min. 16sec., beating their own record, set up 12 months ago, bu 5sec. R.J.C. Sutton (London) retained the 220 Yards Free Style title in 2min. 29 1-5sec. to beat J.C.P. Besford's previous best of 2min. 42 2.5sec., made two years ago. Besford (Manchester) again won the 100 yards Back Stroke event, his time of 67 1-5sec. beating his own record by 3sec. The Long Plunge was also won by Besford, who attained 64ft. 2.5in., to ad 2.5in. to the Universities' record made by W. Blair, of Liverpool, last year.