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Seconds Swimming Varsity 2023

25th February 2023, Parkside Pools Cambridge
Cambridge: 95 Oxford: 85
Mens: Cambridge 49, Oxford 41
Womens: Cambridge 46, Oxford 44

2svars1 The winning team!

After two terms of hard training and pizza eating, the energised and committed Seconds team was ready to come back with a bang at the first home Varsity in four years following last year’s fairly significant defeat. The Seconds Varsity kicked off the day of Swimming Varsities and, after sizing up the competition in the parade, supported by a strong home crowd, racing began.

Starting off proceedings was the 100m IM, in which women’s captain Yvonne Winterborn led in the Cambridge contingent with a personal best time, followed by strong performances from Kat Williams and Eva Barry, though they couldn’t prevent the dominant O*ford 1st/2nd. The gents followed and got off to a solid start, bagging 1st and 2nd, with Alfie Collins claiming the victory, and men’s captain Ed Roberts just tenths of a second behind him. Jake Scott secured himself not only a PB but also a county time, an impressive feat for the recent recruit.

Next came some seriously fast swimming in the 50m backstroke. Rosa Pollard Smith put in an electric performance to get a Cambridge Seconds Varsity record time of 32.70, only just out touched to come in 2nd. Grace Riley was just behind her in 3rd place, both securing county times, with shouts of “yeah Pem!” resonating from the stands. Recent dev squad graduate Vivian Jiang also gave a stellar performance. For the men, somewhat like Moses, Cameron Manley parted the Parkside water to put in a blistering time of 27.88, securing 3 points for the team and a new Cambridge Seconds Varsity record! Not far behind was Samrahn Sandhu to grab us third place in an event he doesn’t usually swim, and Alex Heatley, who put in a great swim having only joined the squad a few months ago.

Next up was the hotly anticipated 100m freestyle. Vet med veteran Evie took nearly 1s off her PB from varsity last year to come in 2nd – all her distance training for her upcoming Channel swim has clearly only made her faster! Speedy fresher Izzy was close behind in 3rd securing more precious points at her varsity debut, and everyone’s Faye-vourite Faye Zhao touched in 5th. With the crowd roaring for the men’s event, the Cambridge lions, Issei Kuzuki, James Jennings and Dafydd Ravenscroft, all got off to a great start. Surfacing from the final turn Issei found himself neck and neck with Oxford’s lane 5. Despite being pipped at the finish, Issei smashed home a new Cambridge varsity record. Dafydd and James both put in equally impressive swims to bag some extra points for the team. James achieved a new personal best, just shy of a sub minute time!


The roaring home crowd

Next was 50m butterfly where Ella Veakins, armed with her light blue eyeliner, stormed into 2nd place with a Cambridge Seconds Varsity record. Kat, whose fly is just getting faster and faster, came closely behind in 3rdwith a PB and county time, followed by Abbie Lewis, who gave her all despite believing swimming should be followed by cycling and running. The men’s promised to be a loud one and it did not disappoint. After his second training session of the year, otherwise known as the warmup, Harry Weston donned his racing suit and was ready to channel his inner Michael Phelps. The half man half torpedo pulled off a colossal victory to bring home the full 4 points for the team. Nathan Williams and Pratyush Mishra both had a great start and surfaced level with each other. Nathan eventually pulled away and bagged an extra point for the mighty light blues along with a new personal best! Pratyush came in 1.4 seconds quicker than the time he achieved at BUCS earlier in the year, a testament to his commitment in training.

Just 2 points behind at the break, victory was within reach and the Seconds dug deep for an excellent second half of the individual events. The longest and most painful individual event, the 200m freestyle, started off the second half with Evie putting in a strong performance to gain 2nd, and Ellie Mason close behind in 3rd, a warmup for her spicy commentating at the Blues varsity later in the evening. Captain Yvonne took one for the team to fill the spaces, and touched in 4th, bagging herself a 5s PB. After only just getting his breath back from the 100m free, Issei was up again for the 200m. He mounted a momentous sprint on the last few lengths, pushing Oxford’s lane 3 to give it his all but just missed out in the end. Another length and he would’ve left Oxford in the dust. Oliver Bramley, another great swimmer who joined us at the start of term, had an amazing swim to finish in 3rd. Not far behind was Ed Cator from the triathlon team to bring home a nice Cambridge 2nd, 3rd, 4th. A great race all round!

Cambridge’s momentum continued to build in the 50m breaststroke. Exchange student Mishael Hyat Ayub put in a blazing performance to earn herself a Seconds Varsity Record and finally get the Cambridge women’s first podium top spot of the evening. Ella narrowly missed out on 2nd place, and recent addition from dev squad Charlotte Macey bagged herself a county time. The men’s 50m breaststroke was a successful one for the light blues with the team securing 1st, 3rd and 5th. Samrahn had victory in his sight from the start, finishing in a blistering time of 31.15, with captain Ed and Renat Samur both close behind. All three Cambridge men left the water with regional times to their name and lots of points in the bag.

The crowd went wild as the Cambridge women dominated in the final individual event, the 50m freestyle. There must be something in the eye makeup, as Izzy in her brilliant blue eyeshadow stormed to victory having led from the off. She was closely followed in 2nd place by Anna Stevenson, whose performance was excellent despite being pretty much anywhere other than Cambridge most of the year on placement, and Grace who was back in the pool the other way around after her strong backstroke swim earlier. For the men we had the trio Ben Carter, Alfie Collins and Hanyang Li. Ben and Alfie left Oxford for dust in their long bubble trail to claim 1st and 2nd! Hanyang had an equally impressive swim, finishing in a close 5th place. A solid last event for the gentlemen.

Some mental maths from Coach Chris told us we were 10 points ahead, meaning that we just had to win one of the four relay races and a Cambridge victory would be secured! A special shoutout to those who had waited through all the individual events for their time to shine: Ro Michaelis, Anya Penderis, Talia Rubin, Aidan Jones and Tom Plant, all making their Varsity debuts. Despite the strong Team A of Kat, Rosa, Ella and Ro getting a Cambridge Seconds Varsity record, they finished behind O*ford, meaning it was all to play for in the men’s medley relay. The pool was alive with energy as the four teams took to the blocks. Cameron Manley once again sliced through the water to put Team A ahead of their Oxford counterparts after the first leg. The roar of the crowd increased with the lead throughout the breaststroke and fly legs. Anchor Issei had the job of securing the victory on the final leg, an easy task for the part fish man from Clare. Parkside erupted with noise as he smashed home a new Cambridge Seconds Varsity record for Team A and, more importantly, formalised the light blues first varsity victory in many many years! There were also great performances all round from Team B, with Aidan putting in an impressive backstroke leg.


The winning moment as Cambridge won the men’s medley relay!

Though victory was already ours, that didn’t stop the women’s freestyle relay A team of Evie, Grace, Anna and Izzy from giving their all, the latter three having swum the 50m free minutes before. They stormed to victory, coming in well under the 2-minute mark to secure the victory for Cambridge, with the B team putting in a good fight too. Finally, all eyes were on the glistening Parkside water for the men’s free relay. The race was a tense one with Oxford and Cambridge leapfrogging each other several times throughout the race. Eventually Cambridge secured 2nd and 3rd, with rumours the powerful kick of the swimmers could be heard as far away as Girton. Team A were only half a second behind their Oxford rivals while Team B smashed Oxford Team B by a humongous 3 seconds. All in all, another good showing from Cambridge.

Waiting for the finalisation of the results felt longer than the commute to the Uni Sports Centre, but sure enough, the Cambridge victory was confirmed, and the team leaped into the pool in celebration, accompanied by jubilant roars from the home crowd.


The jubilant team celebrating their victory!

None of this would have been possible without the tireless work of President Ellie O’Keeffe in organising this Varsity, and the invaluable coaching from Chris and Harriet at CoCSC. A big thanks also to commentators Clemmie and Megan, and of course to the O*ford captains and team for making the journey over to us and being fierce competition. And lastly to our team, whose dedication and hard graft this year truly paid off – hopefully this year is the start of Cambridge dominance in Seconds Swimming Varsity!

Ed Roberts and Yvonne Winterborn

Seconds Swimming Captains

Blues Swimming Varsity 2023

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The mandatory team picture!

 After 4 years of absence, the much anticipated Swimming Varsity Match came back to Cambridge! The Blues were the last swims of the day. The night session started off with a wave of cheers from our home crowd during the team’s parade.

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Captains Giorgos Papageorgiou and Sophie O’Keeffe leading the way of the parade!

 Cambridge hit Oxford first on the 200m IM, with a crushing 1st/2nd from fresher Rebecca Keetley and CUSWPC veteran and President Ellie O’Keeffe. Pumped by this win, Leo annihilated the field on the fly leg of the medley. Despite this flying start, O*ford were able to come back for a 1st/2nd, despite PBs from both the Captain Giorgos “Papa” Papageorgiou and Leo, who got his first Blues time.

The scene was set for the 100m backstroke. Captain Sophie O’Keeffe killed the race early and came back to touch just tenths away from her own Cambridge record to keep her Varsity title. Victoria Caroll secured a 3rd place to steal vital points from Oxford again. The men’s 100m back was one of the most indecisive races on the programme, with all 4 swimmers less than a second between their PBs. Just like last year, Oxford won the race but only three tenths behind Yann Divet and fresher Ieuan Blackwell, who secured his full Blue with a new PB.

For their first Varsity, Orla Keaveny and Olivia Du both stepped up and hit PBs in the 200m freestyle. Which was also the case for Jacques Bonsell, only he had a few Varsities behind him. Winning in a mind-blowing 1:49.7, Jacques dropped under 1:50 for the first time ever, dropping his personal record and CUSWPC record by 2 whole seconds, grabbing himself the Varsity record along the way! The crowd went wild, with fresher TJ Guy Semple just missing out the mighty 2 minute barrier, dropping 4 whole seconds from his PB just a month before.

President Ellie O’Keeffe came back from 3rd on the first 50 to grab the win on the 100 fly, with fresher Menna Walmsley going a lifetime best to finish just off the podium. The men’s race was as exciting, with Thomas Coste out touching Oxford by 3 hundredths of a second to finish second on his first Varsity. Leo managed a superb race considering he had swam the 200 IM a mere 10 mins before the race, which led us to a well deserved break.

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Jacques in disbelief after his record-breaking 200m free swim

The competition kicked back with the longest individual event on the programme: the mighty 400 free. Orla swam like an orca on an eye-popping last 50 to snatch second from Oxford in a new personal best, with Jasmine Eden-Gray coming shortly behind 8 seconds under her previous lifetime best. A special shout-out to Orla, who started from seconds at the beginning of the year to a Blues time less than 6 months later, eventually throwing up at the end of her race!

The men’s event provided one of the most mouth-watering races of the night, with Social Secretary Flynn Ryan and Cameron Lackey both going new PBs, with Cameron dropping 35 seconds from his previous best !!

No drama on the women’s 100 breaststroke, with 200m breaststroke record holder Rebecca Keetley killing the race to secure her second top spot of the night, with Sara Mahmmud swimming to share points with the Other Place. The lads Captain Giorgos and Maxim de Wildt both broke 1:07 to get astounding new PBs in new Blues times for the event, yet their “Max” wasn’t enough to stop O*ford’s 1st/2nd.

The Varsity can’t be complete without the much anticipated 100m free. Captain Sophie O’Keeffe dived back after her 100m back to swim a lifetime best in order to win the women’s 100m free. Fresher Rebecca Thornton finished on the podium in a Blues time and season best under the mighty minute barrier. Jacques Bonsell kept his momentum from his ground-breaking 200m free to break a new lifetime best to come even closer to the sub-50 barrier. Treasurer Tom Woolley was in the money with a bronze-medal finish, also getting a new PB.

With the individual events over, all eyes were on the relays. The women’s 4x100m medley relay was just a race against time for backstroker Sophie O’Keeffe, breastroker Rebecca Keetley, flyer Ellie O’Keeffe and freestyler Rebecca Thornton. Finishing 18 seconds in front of the Other Place, they had enough time to celebrate lowering the new CUSWPC record by 3 seconds, with both Sophie and Rebecca Keetley finishing unbeaten for all 3 of their swims. For the men’s relay, Ieuan Blackwell lowered his personal best from an hour ago to lead off the relay. Both on their first Varsity, Sihan Yu and Thomas Coste unofficially broke their PB on their breaststroke and butterfly split respectively, with Jonnie James anchoring the relay. Despite those valiant efforts, the Other Place touched first.

I never saw a closer race than that freestyle relay. And I’ve seen many races, trust me. The team of Secretary Megan Kemp, Vice-President & Vice-Captain Clemmie Butler-Brown, Sponsorship Officer Justine Rannou and Jas swam neck to neck with O*ford, before getting out-touched at the end of the race. The men’s team of Yann Divet, Guy Semple and anchored by Thomas Woolley weren’t able to hold on to star man Jacques Bonsell’s lead, despite the valiant fight.

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My favourite picture: @twoollz devastated after the freestyle relay defeat, with O*ford celebrating in the background. You know he won’t let that happen next year

This thrilling 128th Swimming Varsity match concludes a ground-breaking season for CUSWPC, which will certainly be remember as the first women’s victory over the last decade. As mentioned during Varsity Dinner, 12 swimmers achieved Blues times (7 men, 5 women), which is a significant increase from 9 swimmers last year. The team’s strength doesn’t only reside in standout swimmers such as Varsity MVP Sophie O’Keeffe, our one-to-watch fresher Rebecca Keetley or veteran Jacques Bonsell, but also the cohesion between each and every CUSWPC swimmer. All these accomplishments are even more impressive when we take into account the limited swimming time this year of 5 hours a week.

These performances wouldn’t have been possible without the consistent help of tireless President Ellie O’Keeffe, who organised this Home Varsity, and both swimming Captains Sophie O’Keeffe and Giorgos Papageorgiou for their leadership. No superlatives can describe how amazing Chris Greenhalgh’s training has prepared us for our highlight of the year. The match couldn’t have been as exciting without Samrahn Sandhu and Ellie Mason’s commentaries, as well as the roaring support of friends and family at our special home of Parkside Pool.

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The whole team cheering on the relays!

GDBO, we’ll get them next year!

Yann Divet

Swimming Publicity Officer

2022 Alumni Recap

Henry Choong:

Having graduated in 2019, fellow CUSWPC alumni Henry Choong is now focused on his career as a modern pentathlete. 2022 marked the first year of competing on the senior international stage for Henry. He most notably finished 23rd at the European Championships this September, as well as participating at the World Championships and reaching the semi-finals at his first world cup.


David Skidmore:

Despite the freezing temperatures and snowy conditions, CUSWPC David Skidmore has been swimming outside this winter!


We were also honoured to have him coach a few sessions of our annual swimming camp early January this year, along with freshly-graduated Charlotte Rowlands.


Yann Divet
(if you’re a CUSWPC alumnus and would like us to publish an update from you, get in touch!)

Swimathon fundraiser for Ukraine

As originally published in the Lent 2022 Ospreys Newsletter. 

Many often refer to the ‘Cambridge bubble’, the sense that when in Cambridge, the outside world appears to dissipate, and you are at once transported into this 8-week period of academic seclusion. Whilst this distance can be welcomed, when crises such as the ongoing war in Ukraine, emerge, it is necessary to bridge the gap between where we find ourselves in Cambridge and global realities. This was the point of CUSWPC’s 24-hour Swimathon. Thirty-three water polo players took it upon themselves to swim in 30-minute slots around the clock from 5pm on Monday 14th March until 5pm on Tuesday 15th       , with the aim being to raise as much money as possible for the British Red Cross Charity as part of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). Our challenge, to which we succeeded, was to swim the distance between Parkside Leisure Centre (where we train) and the Ukrainian Embassy in London; measured as 80.6km.

It was a pleasure to connect with many individuals who are as fond as CUSWPC as we are. Receiving an email from Penny Woods, the pioneer of women’s water polo at Cambridge, was a personal highlight of mine. Watching the comments from donators come through on the JustGiving page was also particularly endearing and shows the extent to which CUSWPC is more than just a club, but a family.

The war in Ukraine is a terrifying and heart-breaking situation, something that personally affects many CUSWPC members. It is for this reason that we participated in the Swimathon; to show solidarity with our friends, for CUSWPC is a team not just in the water, but out. Whilst we all love to win, in times of crisis, it is not the number of goals that matter but the ability to unite and champion justice that is what counts. We raised a total of £7,319 for Ukraine and I have never been prouder of my fellow teammates.

Anna Leeson (Women’s Water Polo Captain 2021-2022)

100 x 100m relay for Save the Children

On Saturday 14th May 100 people including swimmers, water polo players, alumni and even coaches from Cambridge, Oxford and all over the UK gathered at Parkside Pools to each complete 100m freestyle in the largest relay that has ever been swam in Cambridge. The race was led off by the CUSWPC and OUSC captains Ellie O’Keeffe, Alfie Collins and Andrew Hong. For the next 2 hours, everyone swam their hearts out. The team managed to finish the 10k in a time of 1 hour and 55 minutes, breaking the 2 hour barrier. Some honourable mentions for their swims include our alumni: David Skidmore OBE, Leila Goodman, Karen Wiemar, Eve Hull, and Joe Anderson, the swimmer with the fastest split: Theo Cannon in 52.47, and the best dressed swimmer: Kazimir Uswhyshyn-Jones who looked fantastic in his fishnets! 

We would like to say a tremendous thank you to everyone who participated, shared and donated to make the event the fantastic success that it was. We managed to raise a sum total of £2400 for Save the Children, a very worthwhile cause that will help many children currently suffering from the war in Ukraine. The event went so well that we’re hoping to host a big charity event every year in the future. Hope to see as many of you there as possible!

Ellie O’Keeffe and Alfie Collins, Blues Swimming Captains 2021-2022


Women’s Water Polo Varsity 2022 Report

February 26th 2022
Rosenblatt Pool, Oxford
Cambridge Women’s Firsts 4, Oxford Women’s Firsts 16
Cambridge Women’s Seconds 8, Oxford Women’s Seconds 6

February 26th saw the continuation of the most recent developments in the history of the Varsity match, that being the addition of a Woman’s Second team first established in 2019. Due to the disruption in 2021, most players from the Women’s side were playing their first varsity match.

Following in the footsteps of the Men’s Seconds victory, the Women’s Second’s team similarly put on a convincing show of water polo strength in a game characterised by efficiency and determination. With the help of several women from the swimming team, the Second’s victory can be attributed to the streamlined use of the wings and the numerous counter attacks as a result of clear communication and supplementary swimming power. This match proved to be a great opportunity for the development of the Second’s squad – led by Captain Libby Jervis – with the final score of 8-6 showing how hard work pays off.

The day concluded with the Women’s First match which arguably was a prime case of similar, if not nearly equal ability, but diverging levels of execution. Cambridge, winning three out of the four swim-offs convincingly utilised the fitness gained from the intense six-week team training programme, ensuring that Oxford were given a run for their money. The first half of the match was very much dominated by the opposition, with a half-time score of 7-0. However, the switch in sides seemed to mirror a switch in attitude within the team and after a time-out, Cambridge scored their first goal with five seconds to spare. This renewed sense of confidence was carried into the last quarter whereby the First team’s goalkeeper did an excellent job keeping Oxford’s shots at bay, whilst the rest of the team worked to reduce the goal difference. Despite the team’s persistence, Oxford’s accuracy on goal meant that the final result was 16-4, and a loss to Cambridge.

Anna Leeson
Women’s Water Polo Captain 2021-2022  

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Men’s Water Polo Varsity 2022 Report

February 26th 2022
Rosenblatt Pool, Oxford
Cambridge Men’s Firsts 12, Oxford Men’s Firsts 20
Cambridge Men’s Seconds 10, Oxford Men’s Seconds 7

February 26th saw the 121st Men’s Firsts Varsity match, and the 9th Men’s Seconds Varsity match, bringing the BUCS seasons to a close for both the firsts and seconds teams. This was most players’ first varsity match, as no match had been played in 2021.

Following the alumni varsity match, the Men’s Seconds were first up, in a close match dominated by open play and counterattacks. Early goals from pit man Thomas Gaertner and captain Zach Lyttle, converting a man up, opened the first minute of play, with the first quarter ending 4-3 following Oxford’s failure to convert two man-ups at the end of this quarter, setting the tone of the match. The second and third quarters saw Cambridge steadily pull ahead, to 6-4 and then 8-5, through further goals from Zach Lyttle and Thomas Gaertner, leading to a final score of 10-7.

The Men’s Firsts match was the penultimate match of the day, with Cambridge entering as underdogs into a rough match that saw a total of 24 exclusion fouls, four of them penalties. Early in the first quarter Cambridge failed to capitalise on an exclusion, and Oxford drew ahead to 3-0. Veteran Alex Norcliffe scored twice to bring Cambridge back into it, but the quarter ended 5-3 to Oxford nonetheless. This break between the first and second quarter saw Oxford seem surprised at our resilience, so we gritted our teeth and headed back for the second quarter. Dan Gilbey scored in the 14th second of this quarter, bringing Cambridge to within a point of Oxford, but a series of exclusions, successfully converted by Oxford, saw them draw ahead to a score of 11-7 by half time. The third and fourth quarters saw Alastair Horn continue winning swim offs, including against the Olympic relay gold medallist Andrew Wilson in the fourth quarter, but the shortfall of 2 goals in each quarter continued, to the final result of 20-12.

Andrew te Water Naude
Men’s Water Polo Captain 2021 – 2022

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Women’s Water Polo 2021-2022 BUCS Report

In the 2021-2022 BUCS season, the Women’s team competed in the Premier division, facing a total of four teams due to Imperial’s early departure. Considering that most of the team had never played a BUCS match before, we got off to a strong start, defeating Birmingham by one point in an extremely tense match. Unfortunately, due to a combination of reduced team numbers, experienced opposition teams and the loss of our pit attack Erin Kraskewicz to the US, our initial win proved to be a one-off event.

Despite this, the team improved drastically over the course of the year. The results against Bristol (arguably one of the best teams) are a testament to this, with our January training camp clearly aiding the development of the team. The first match against Bristol in Michaelmas saw a goal difference of 22 (1-23) whereas in Lent, the team returned with gritted teeth and newfound enthusiasm which saw a reduced goal difference of 3 (10-13).

The league concluded with a match against Manchester Met in the round of 16 where the last-minute changes to the opposition’s team took us by surprise subsequently resulting in our defeat.

Anna Leeson
Women’s Water Polo Captain 2021 – 2022

Men’s Water Polo 2021-2022 BUCS Report

In the 2021-2022 BUCS season, both men’s teams competed in the Midlands regional leagues, the first team in division 1 and the second team in division 2.

The men’s firsts had a frustrating BUCS season, starting off with close defeats to rivals Warwick and Loughborough – both by one point following fourth quarter collapses. Further matches in Michaelmas included a second defeat to Warwick, two defeats to Nottingham 2nds and a defeat to Nottingham Trent. The seconds found losses to Oxford Brookes, UEA and Birmingham.

Going into Lent term, the firsts lost Alex Wang (our high scoring exchange student from Caltech), but both teams benefitted from the training carried out on tour. The firsts had further tough matches against Loughborough, Nottingham 2nds (with the closest result in this third fixture) and Nottingham Trent, but vanquished Oxford 2nds to avoid a demotion to division 2. The seconds, led by Zach Lyttle following his promotion to captain on tour, had a remarkable turnaround – beating Oxford Brookes and UEA on the second tries, Leicester both times but unfortunately losing closely to Birmingham twice more.

Andrew te Water Naude
Men’s Water Polo Captain 2021 – 2022

CUSWPC x OUSC 100 by 100m Charity Relay


With the horrible events that are occurring in Ukraine, CUSWPC have set about hosting charity events over this year to raise as much money as possible to help as best we can. For this event we have teamed up with OUSC.

Many swimmers and water polo players on the teams have been directly impacted by the recent events, and so this cause means a lot to us as a club and a family.

We will be hosting a 100 by 100 metre Front Crawl relay on the 14th of May in which members of current and past members CUSWPC and members of OUSC will take part and power their way down the pool. The event will take place between 2pm and 5pm at Parkside Pools, in which time the team will be attempting to also get into the records books. If you are a member of our Alumni, please come along to swim or support us in this event!


After the relay, we will be hosting a Charity dinner at Hughes Hall starting at approximately 6:30pm. Even if you don’t feel like hopping in the pool, feel free to come along to both events! Price is estimated at £35 non-drinking and £50 drinking (bottle of white or red wine).

In order to sign up for the relay and/or dinner please fill out this form by the 30th of April. We’d love to see as many of our Alumni there as possible!


All of us at CUSWPC and OUSC would appreciate any support you can give; no matter how small the donation, it will still be making a massive impact. You can also be involved by donating to our just giving page, watching the livestream, or coming to the charity dinner afterwards.

The money raised will be donated to a charity called Save the Children. Save the Children is a charity that focuses on the education and health of children across the UK and the world. In Ukraine, their focus is on distribution of food, clothes, and medicine, providing vital mental health support and education to children and families and assisting refugees arriving in Romania. With over 3.5 million children trapped in Ukraine, they are attempting a very difficult task and can use all the help available. To find out more, you can check out their website here.

Thank you!

Ellie and Alfie xx

Blues Swimming Captains

Registering interest for 100 x 100 relay or dinner:

Just giving page:

Save the Children: