British Universities Swimming Championship Winners

Here is a list (incomplete) of the winning Universities of the National Universities Swimming championships over the years. Where known, Manchester's position is shown in brackets.

1921-1939

Inter-University championships began in 1921 for men and 1924 for women, and were held and organised separately until 1937.

Men

Inter Varsity Board of England and Wales

  • 1921:
  • 1922: Manchester
  • 1923:
  • 1924: Manchester
  • 1925: Manchester
  • 1926: No Championship
  • 1927: No Championship
  • 1928: No Championship
  • 1929: Manchester

Universities Athletic Union (UAU)

  • 1930: Manchester
  • 1931: Manchester
  • 1932: Manchester
  • 1933: London (3rd)
  • 1934: Manchester
  • 1935: London (8th)
  • 1936: London (2nd)
  • 1937: London (2nd)
  • 1938: Sheffield (3rd)
  • 1939: London (2nd)

Women

Women's Inter-Varsity Athletic Board (WIVAB)

  • 1924:
  • 1925:
  • 1926:
  • 1927:
  • 1928: Manchester
  • 1929:
  • 1930: Leeds (4th)
  • 1931:
  • 1932:
  • 1933:
  • 1934: Leeds
  • 1935: London (4th)
  • 1936: London
  • 1937: London
  • 1938: Leeds (6th)
  • 1939: London (2nd)

1945-1994

The Inter Varsity Athletic Board (IVAB) was formed in 1953 to administer student international representative sport - This later became British Universities Sports Federation (BUSF), of which UAU and WIVAB were corporate members. UAU and WIVAB merged in 1969 and was then called 'UAU'. Polytechnics and Colleges later had their own bodies. It's not often clear which body was responsible for the University championships in this period, so here the known winners are listed for each year with the competition in brackets.

  • 1945:
  • 1946: London (Men), London (Women)
  • 1947: Liverpool (Men) (3rd), Liverpool (Women)
  • 1948: London (Men), London (Women) (2nd)
  • 1949: London (Men) (6th), London (Women)
  • 1950: London (Men) (6th), London (Women) (4th)
  • 1951: Manchester (Men, UAU)
  • 1952: Aberdeen (UAU) (2nd), Bristol (WIVAB) (3rd)
  • 1953: Aberdeen (Men) (3rd), Edinburgh (Women) (2nd)
  • 1954: Loughborough (Men) (5th), Edinburgh (Women) (2nd)
  • 1955: Loughborough (Men) (2nd)
  • 1956: London (Men), Edinburgh (Women)
  • 1957: London (Men, British Universities), Manchester (Men, UAU), Edinburgh (Women)
  • 1958:
  • 1959:
  • 1960: Cambridge (Men) (3rd), London (Women) (7th)
  • 1961: London (British Universities), Manchester (UAU)
  • 1962:
  • 1963:
  • 1964:
  • 1965: Loughborough (Men) (3rd), Oxford (Women) (2nd)
  • 1966:
  • 1967:
  • 1968: Manchester (Men), Birmingham (Women) (2nd)
  • 1969: Manchester (Men), London (Women)
  • 1970: Manchester (Men), Bristol (Women)
  • 1971:
  • 1972: Edinburgh (Men), Liverpool (Women)
  • 1973: Liverpool (UAU) (2nd), Liverpool (WIVAB)
  • 1974: Manchester (UAU), Birmingham (WIVAB)
  • 1975:
  • 1976:
  • 1977:
  • 1978:
  • 1979:
  • 1980:
  • 1981:
  • 1982:
  • 1983:
  • 1984:
  • 1985:
  • 1986:
  • 1987:
  • 1988:
  • 1989:
  • 1990:
  • 1991:
  • 1992:
  • 1993:
  • 1994:

1994-2008

The British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) was formed in 1994 following the removal of the divide between universities and polytechnics. All the previous bodies mentioned above were amalgamated into BUSA. Short and long course championships and a separate team championships were held.

Short Course

Academic Year Men Women Overall Ref
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001 Loughborough (18th) Loughborough (27th) Loughborough (21st) [1]
2001-2002 Loughborough Loughborough Loughborough [2]
2002-2003 Loughborough Loughborough Loughborough [3]
2003-2004 Loughborough Loughborough (7th) Loughborough (6th) [4]
2004-2005 Loughborough (8th) Loughborough (2nd) Loughborough (6th) [5]
2005-2006 Loughborough (6th) Loughborough (2nd) Loughborough (6th) [6]
2006-2007 Loughborough (4th) Loughborough (3rd) Loughborough (4th) [7]
2007-2008 Bath (12th) Bath (3rd) Bath (5th) [8]

Long Course

Academic Year Men Women Overall Ref
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2002-2003 Loughborough Loughborough Loughborough [9]
2003-2004 Loughborough Loughborough (VUM 7th; UMIST 8th) Loughborough (VUM 8th) [10]
2004-2005 Loughborough (15th) Loughborough (3rd) Loughborough (6th) [11]
2005-2006 Loughborough (9th) Loughborough (2nd) Loughborough (5th) [12]
2006-2007 Loughborough (7th) Loughborough (3rd) Loughborough (4th) [13]
2007-2008 Loughborough (11th) Loughborough (3rd) Loughborough (3rd) [14]

Team Championship

Academic Year Championship Shield Trophy Ref
1994-1995
1995-1996
1996-1997
1997-1998
1998-1999 Loughborough
1999-2000
2000-2001 Loughborough UWIC [15]
2001-2002 Loughborough Staffordshire (2nd) [16]
2002-2003 Loughborough Sheffield [17]
2003-2004 Loughborough (6th) Bath 2nds [18]
2004-2005 Loughborough Bath 2nds [19]
2005-2006 Loughborough (2nd) Swansea [20]
2006-2007 Bath (4th) Leeds Metropolitan [21]
2007-2008 Bath (5th) Glasgow (5th) Coventry [22] 

2008-present

In June 2008, BUSA merged with UCS (Universities & Colleges nSport, the professional organisation of higher education sports departments) to form British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS).

Short Course

Academic Year Men Women Overall Ref
2008-2009 Loughborough (7th) Loughborough (5th) Loughborough (5th)
2009-2010Loughborough (8th)Loughborough (6th)Loughborough (7th)

Long Course

Academic Year Men Women Overall Ref
2008-2009 Loughborough (7th) Loughborough (5th) Loughborough (5th) 
2009-2010Loughborough (10th)Loughborough (4th)Loughborough (6th)

Team Championship

Academic Year Championship Shield Trophy Ref
2008-2009 Loughborough (4th) Hertfordshire Liverpool / Bath 2nds
 2009-2010Edinburgh (5th)Cambridge (2nds: 9th)Glasgow