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About Us:

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 in to! 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, Long Course and Team BUCS in Sheffield, the Cambridge Relays Gala, and more recently the National University Development League. There is the chance for everyone to swim in competitions across the year and meet swimmers from all over the country, equally there isn't any pressure! Take it at your own pace and train and compete as little or as often as you want. 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 2021/22 year as reigning champions.

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 a variety of 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 lots of social activities alongside the gala, including a team meal and a night out, 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 and Salou.

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?


£50 - this allows you access to two sports for the whole year!

Alongside the £50 SWOLO membership, you will need a Team Leicester Membership, OR a Gold Gym Membership (this includes your TL membership for the year)

Membership 21/22 Annual Price Included You can access the below benefits at both the Roger Bettles (Oadby) and Danielle Brown (Main Campus) sites
Gold £150 - Earlybird Offer * 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 £100 * Down from £150 in 20/21
  • Access to Team Leicester



Monday AM: 07:30 - 08:30
Monday PM: 19:00 - 20:30
Tuesday PM: 19:00 - 20:30
Wednesday PM: 15:00 - 16:30
Thursday PM: 19:00 - 20:30
Friday AM: 07:30 - 08:30
Saturday PM (Development Session until it turns into a Swim School in Term 2): 16:00 - 17:30

Morning swimming sessions are held at Danielle Brown Sports Centre on campus and all evening sessions are held at Roger Bettles Sport Centre in Oadby.

Water Polo: 

*These times are still to be confirmed*

Monday PM: TBC
Wednesday PM: 14:30 - 16:00 at Braunstone Leisure Centre (for matches only) 
Thursday PM: 20:00 - 21:30 at Cossington Street Sports Centre

Hope to see lots of you in September!

SWOLO love xxxx



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