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!
Cambridge University Swimming and Water Polo Club would like to invite you to our annual Varsity Match against the Other Place on Saturday 28th February 2015. Head down to Parskside Pools, Cambridge (next to Parker’s Piece) to watch your favourite home teams battle for victory against the dark blues!
Swimming Gala 12-2:30pm
Alumni Water Polo Match 3pm
Men’s 2nds Water Polo 4pm
Women’s Water Polo 5pm
Men’s 1st Water Polo 6:20pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Channel Swim team consisting of Erik Sullivan, Katie Davidson, Graeham Douglas, Emma Tarrant, Dan Brackenbury, and Jacqui Gilbert completed the crossing in 9 hours, ahead of the Oxford team (9hr 2min). Unfortunately the time gap was not enough to declare a win for Cambridge; however, after the team had to pull out in 2012, this is a fantastic feat for Cambridge open-water swimming.
The swim team finished 9th in the BUCS championship national finals for the 2013/2014 season. A fantastic feat, finishing behind teams with Olympians and state of the art facilities. Well done team! Due to this incredibly result, next season will see a second team being entered into the BUCS competition.