UoM Sport

Swimming Club

Club Name

The University of Manchester Swimming Club

Contact Details

Alex Hird | alexhird23@gmail.com

About the Club

The club is made up of two parts: the competitive squad and the recreational squad. The competitive squad competes for the university throughout the year, at 2 BUCS Championships at Ponds Forge Shefeld, BUCS Teams, Christie Cup and our annual charit gala 'Quest for the Crest'. Last year they came 10th at both BUCS shortcourse and longcourse, a dramatic improvement from recent years. They train three times a week in the pool with an additional land training session on a Saturday. The recreational squad caters for swimmers of all abilities that have a desire to improve their swimming and have fun! They train twice a week and are encouraged to join the competitve squad at the saturday land training session. They also have the opportunity to compete in 'Quest for the Crest'.

Club Philosophy

We are a sports club that’s passionate about having fun whilst performing at our best. We believe that team spirit and supporting each other is highly important for gaining the best results no matter the standard of the swimmer.

We want everyone to feel part of the swimming family in and out of the pool through both our sporting and social events, and always seek to integrate the competitive and recreational squads thoroughly so everyone feels included.


Competitive: Mens A, B and C Teams and Womens A, B and C teams

Training Times and Location

Competitive Swimming training

  • Monday 19:00 - 21:00 | Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Wednesday 13:30 - 15:00 | Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 | Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Sauturday 12:00 - 13:00 | Circuits | Armitage Sports Centre

Recreational Swimming training

  • Monday 19:00 - 20:00 / 20:00 - 21:00 | Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Thursday 19:00 - 20:00 / 20:00 - 21:00 | Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • Saturday 12:00 - 13:00 | Circuits | Armitage Sports Centre

Social Media


Facebook page

Competitive squad Facebook group

Recreational squad Facebook group


Sporticipate Swimming

The university offers FREE Swimming sessions for both students and staff at The University of Manchester!


Once you sign up, you can also try out other sports for free, with over 60 hours of free sport available each week!

Sporticipate Swimming runs a number of sessions each week. It is a chance for you to turn up and have a swim on your own, or you can ask one of our friendly sessions leaders to give you hints and tips on how to improve your technique.

After you’ve signed up there’s no need to register for individual sessions, just turn up when you are available. We’ll see you there!

More Swimming

If none of these offers caught your eye but you'd still like to swim, check out swimming timetable or swimming classes in Manchester Acquatics Centre.

Contact us

Find us

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK

Purple Door opposite the Students' Union

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