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Fancy jumping in at the deep end?

At The University of Leicester Swimming and Water Polo Club (UoLSWP), we welcome all abilities and offer a host of sessions for you to dive straight into! Whether you like competing or just prefer a social swim every now and then, Swimming and Water Polo is the club for you!

Along with our regular swimming training sessions, we compete in many local and national events, including Short Course and Long Course BUCS in Sheffield, and the British University Swimming League (BUSL). There is also the chance to get involved in our Team Leicester Varsity event, which is a major highlight on our calendar! We battle it out against De Montfort University at the end of the year and are going into the 2022/23 year as reigning champions. There is truly something for everyone at SWOLO, this year, we are introducing squads to our training programme. This is being implemented to meet the needs of every member at SWOLO. The squads are the following: 

Swimming Lessons Via Lets Do Leicester: 

We offer swimming lessons taught by Level 1 & 2 qualified teachers - who are students and members of SWOLO. This is an ideal opportunity to learn a basic life skill; swimming is a fundamental skill and could one day save your life. To participate in this, it is £20 paid via Shop@le for six swimming lessons over six weeks. You do not need a gym membership for this! We have 18 spots for students of any age! 

Social Swimming: 

This is perfect for those who wish to maintain fitness at university and make friends! This squad will have 5 sessions a week that you can attend as well as Wednesday night socials! There will be a mixture of training sessions for you to attend! 

Development Squad:

This squad is for those who wish to get into competitive swimming or compete in less intense events, such as Varsity & BUSL! There will be 5 sessions a week for this squad, and there are no trials to be a part of this squad! 

BUCS Squad: 

This is the performance squad of SWOLO! There will be a requirement to train a minimum of three times a week. There will also be trials for this squad in October. This squad will have a maximum of 16 people in it, 8 boys and 8 girls. This squad is for those wishing to compete at the highest level in swimming at university level. 

Or, if you fancy jumping in and getting a little more physical in the pool, look no further than Water Polo. Our Men’s and Women’s teams cater for all abilities, with coaching provided all year round. There is no shortage of fixtures with the society entering both a men’s and women’s team into the BUCS League. We also have connections with various teams around the East Midlands, providing our new members with the opportunity to play friendly matches before jumping into our major leagues. Water Polo sessions are a great workout in a fun, team-based environment, and regardless of ability, there is something for everyone.

It’s not all work and no play, though!  Our Social Secretary ensures that there is a range of social events going on throughout the year. We have weekly fancy dress socials with bar crawls, pub golf or team pre-drinks at our local pub ending up at the SU, along with team meals every term and various other activities, including pub quizzes, summer BBQs and bowling. At BUCS weekends, our Social Secretaries ensure we have a blast by organising many social activities alongside the gala, including a team meal; trust us, it’s not one to be missed! During the Easter break, we also take Swimming and Water Polo aboard on a team holiday; previous years have included places such as Croatia.

So dive right in, make a splash in your new University life and get your feet wet. Swimming and Water Polo really is a great way to meet new people from both Leicester as well as other clubs across the country. So why not jump right in?


We have two memberships available for 2022/23!

1. Competitive membership £52 - if you wish to compete at BUCS for swimming or waterpolo, compete in swimming and waterpolo local leagues, Varsity & BUSL you need to have this membership. You will not be able to compete if you do not have this. 

2. Social membership £40 - If you wish to swim/play socially during your time at University, this membership is for you! If you purchase this membership, you are NOT able to compete in any events for the club. Please only buy this membership if you are certain you do not want to compete this year. 

Both memberships grant you access to two sports - Swimming and Waterpolo! 

Alongside the SWOLO membership, you will need a Team Leicester Membership, OR a Gold Gym Membership (this includes your TL membership for the year)

Membership 22/23 Annual Price Included You can access the below benefits at both the Roger Bettles (Oadby) and Danielle Brown (Main Campus) sites

£150 - Earlybird Offer (purchased before 16/10/22 and if you were a member in 2021/22) 

£180 - if you are a fresher, or you have not been a member of the Gyms before, or you missed the early bird deadline

 * Down from £230 in 20/21


  • Gym
  • Pool
  • Sauna, Steam, Spa
  • Squash
  • Group Fitness Classes
  • Court, pitch and tennis bookings
  • UNIversal
  • Access to Team Leicester
Team Leicester


* Down from £150 in 20/21

  • Access to Team Leicester

You cannot participate in our clubs without a gold or team Leicester membership, we have records of who has what membership. 


This is the schedule for the 2022/23 season. We will host give-it-a-go sessions and trials (BUCS) for the swimming squads. All information will be on Instagram and Facebook! 


  • Monday am @DB 7:30 - 8:30 (Social & Development)

  • Monday pm @RB 19:00 - 20:30 (BUCS - Compulsory)

  • Tuesday am @QE2 6:00 - 8:00 (BUCS - Compulsory) *TBC*

  • Tuesday pm @RB 19:00 - 20:30 (Everyone)

  • Wednesday pm @RB 15:00 - 16:30 (Everyone)

  • Thursday pm @RB 19:00 - 20:30 (Social & Development)

  • Friday am @DB 7:00 - 8:30 (BUCS - Compulsory) 

  • Saturday pm @RB 15:00 - 16:30 (Social & Development) 

  • Saturday pm @DB 17:30 - 19:00 (Lets Do Leicester Swimming Lessons) 


  • Thursday pm @Cossington 20:00 - 21:30 *TBC*

  • Saturday pm @Cossington 15:00 - 17:00 *TBC*

*TBC* - Some of our pool times at external pools are yet to be approved. We will inform you of the exact schedule when we know. For now, this is the proposed schedule of training for 2022/23 

Hope to see lots of you in September!

Please contact us Via Facebook, Email and Instagram with any questions! 

SWOLO love xx



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