Dear CUSWPC Alumni,
I would like to introduce myself as the President of CUSWPC this year.
Over the past couple of years, successive CUSWPC Presidents have focussed on strengthening ties between current members and our alumni. Last year, President Isobel Firth and Tadpoles’ President Lydia Woodward made fantastic progress in reviving our alumni mailing list and hosted a hugely successful Tadpoles’ Dinner. The next step is to keep you up-to-date with the club’s news.
The new year is upon us, and with it a new season of water polo, filled with BUCS matches, socials, and varsity! If your interested in joining the men’s or women’s water polo team drop by our stall at the freshers fair, sign up, or come down to trials!
Saturday the 8th of October at the Leys School Pool
Feel free to message us on facebook or contact the women’s captain, Laura Schubert (ls668), or the men’s co-captains, Rob Gourely (rg528) and Joseph Wu (jw895), if you have any questions!
Any swimmers looking to join the team, our trials are on the 7th of October from 7pm (sign up sheet is below) at the Parkside Pool, Gonville Pl, Cambridge CB1 1LY.
Check out our Facebook page for more information (https://www.facebook.com/camswimming/) or email team captains, Dominic Holloway and Amy Felgate with any questions.
On the 26th of June, 8 Cambridge athletes travelled to Henley-on-Thames in preparation of one the biggest races on their sporting calendar. They were about to do what few other Cambridge student athletes have ever done before. Henley’s hallowed 2112m stretch of the River Thames, from Temple Island to the Leander Club, is no stranger to competitions. But it is less accustomed to ones quite like this. For not only was this an Oxf*rd vs Cambridge Varsity event but, unlike the rowers training on the river when the Cambridge team arrived, the Varsity teams would be competing in, not on, the water.
That’s right. Welcome to the Varsity Swim.
Monday 4th July 2016 the Cambridge Varsity Channel Relay team swum across the English Channel, successfully reaching the French coast in Continue reading
This past year the CUSWPC committee did an excellent job, improving relations with the city swim team, organizing an incredible Tadpoles Dinner, Varsity Dinner, and endless other behind the scene tasks which have improved the standing of the club and made it a successful and enjoyable year. They have given so much of their time and energy to this club; it’s only fair we let them get on with doing other things in their lives. On behalf of the entire club, we’re giving them a huge heart-felt thank you, and wish them the best next year. Continue reading
If any Cambridge University affiliated (current students, alumni and staff) want to do some open water swimming, there is the Cambridge Henley Swim Mob Match on the 26 June.
THE HENLEY CLASSIC is a 2.1 km endurance upstream River Thames swimming event, held over the Henley Royal Regatta course, very early on the Sunday morning before the Wednesday start of Henley Royal Regatta.
The Mass Participation Mob match is an event run during the Henley Classic, with Cambridge Swimmers going up against those from Oxford. Continue reading
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Last Saturday, the 7th of May, teams of a record number of 17 colleges gathered at Abbey Leisure Complex to compete against each other in the 25m pool. Teams arrived in great spirit – despite the 2-3 mile cycle from town. They were greeted by officials wearing shiny party hats and after a few announcements warm-up was on the way. It was great to see swimmers of all abilities come together during this friendly competition. Since half and full blues swimmers are not allowed to compete in individual races, these were an ideal place for some to experience their first ever swimming race! The ones I personally talked to all loved it but where absolutely destroyed afterwards. That’s exactly the way you should be feeling after a good race! The relays featured a significant number of blues swimmers – a very inspiring sight for some of the less experienced competitors. Continue reading
Trials for this year’s swimming team are on Friday 9 October at 7pm at Parkside Pools (next to Kelsey Kerridge; CB1 1LY). Come get to know the team and swim 100m freestyle, and 100m of a stroke of your choice. For any more info, please contact captains Erik (es619) and KP (ksp30), or see us at the CUSU Freshers’ Fair on October 6-7.
The trials for the men’s and women’s water polo teams for the 2015/16 season will be taking place on Saturday 10th – Sunday 11th of October. Any prospective players with questions should send them to Ben Walker (men’s captain) or Frances Turrell (women’s captain); see the Committee page for contact details. Hope to see you there!