Hello Freshers, 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 BUCS in Sheffield, Steele Cup and for the past two years, the Manchester University Charity Gala. There is the chance for everyone to swim in competitions across the year and meet swimmers from all over the country, but there’s no pressure! Take it at your own pace and train and compete as little or as much as you want. There is also the chance to get involved in Leicester Varsity which is a major highlight in our calendar! We battle it out against De Montfort University at the end of the year, and are going into the 2018/19 year as reigning champions. We also organise a most improved competition across the course of the year with the swimmer who has achieved the greatest percentage drop in their heat time winning FREE membership for the year!
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 expert coaching provided all year round. There is no shortage of fixtures with the society entering both a men’s and women’s team into BUCS and Upolo leagues. 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 secretaries ensure 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 quiz’s, summer BBQ's and bowling. At BUC's 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. The Swimming and Water Polo Club 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?