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Swimming and Water Polo

Swimming and Water polo at NTU is the best sport to be involved in, all you need to be able to do is swim! Both sports have casual and competitive elements, and most importantly involves the major element of fun. Swimming has a social lane if you’re not so competitive or want to train for fitness, and water polo also welcomes beginners too! It's a great ball game, and appeals to all people who have a love for water also.

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Club information

As NTU’s ‘Most Improved Sports Club 2019', Swimming and Water polo is the society to be part of. If you join both swimming and water polo, five sessions a week gets you a lot of time with coaches and allows you to meet a lot of new people who you can share your love for these sports with.

There are weekly socials that you can go along to also, to continue the new friendships you will make. We really are a team sport.

We are beyond proud to announce that in the 2018/19 academic year, our men’s water polo team won the league and the cup finals, and we also won the award of ‘Most Improved’ club. These are major achievements and will be working towards making the club even better for newcomers!

Being part of any society at NTU is amazing, however Swimming and Water polo will really have a positive impact on your time at Trent.


We have three swimming sessions available: Mondays (sprint based), Thursdays (more distance based) and Fridays (more technique based). Social lanes are available in all of these sessions if you would just like to train for fitness, or are trying to get back into the sport.

There are two water polo sessions available per week for both men’s water polo and women’s water polo: men’s is on Tuesdays and Sundays, and women’s is on Tuesdays and Fridays. Beginners are more than welcome!

British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)

Swimming competes in the BUCS event at Ponds Forge International Pool in Sheffield twice a year, competing in short course events in November time, and long course events in February time.

Both men and womens teams for water polo compete in regional leagues for NTU also.

Practice / meeting schedule

Swimming sessions take place in the following locations:

  • Monday: Nottingham High School, 7.45pm
  • Thursday: Harvey Hadden Sports Village, 8.30pm
  • Friday: Nottingham High School, 6pm

Water polo takes place in the following locations:

  • Tuesday: Nottingham High School, 4.30pm (womens), 5.30pm (mens)
  • Friday: Nottingham High School, 7pm (womens)
  • Sunday: David Ross Sports Village, University of Nottingham, 9pm (mens)

Taster sessions

Both swimming and waterpolo taster sessions will be held during freshers week, for only £3 per session. This is a major thing to get involved in and you will meet so many new people during this process!

How to join

Fees of £115 can be payed at any NTU sports desk.

Sports kit information

All kit for both swimming and waterpolo is available to you when you officially join the club, ranging from swimming costumes, water polo costumes, speedos and swimming hats.


Committee Members:

President - Lauren Fisher
Secretary - Cerys Farmer
Treasurer - Charlotte Baguley
Marketing & Communications Officer - Kate Donowho
Water Polo Officer - Jodi Stephens
Water Polo Officer - Ryan Whittington
Social and Wellbeing Officer - Lucy Brett
Social and Wellbeing  - Oscar Bickley

Facebook: NTU Swimming and Water Polo
Instagram: ntu_swim_polo


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Still need help?

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