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.
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. 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, but we don’t expect you to attend all sessions!
This year the club will be focuing on the National Univeristy Development League. We also have a social lane if you’re not so competitive but just want to train for fitness, Water Polo also welcomes beginners and has a mens and womens BUCS teams if you want to play in competitive matches.
There are weekly socials that you can come along too, which don’t involve getting wet! To continue the new friendships you will make. We really are a team sport.
Being apart of any sport at NTU is amazing, however Swimming and Water Polo will really have an amazing impact on your time at Trent!
I’m Lauren the president of Swimming and Water Polo. I joined the club in my first year after not being apart of competitive swimming for a few years and I haven’t looked back since. Now going into my 3rd year at NTU I take part in both Swimming and Water Polo. This would be my biggest piece of advice for any fresher, join both! It gets you so involved with club and you will meet so many amazing people.
Some of my favourite memories with the club are when we play mixed matches at the end of term, there’s lots of laughs. Another favourite was competing in the NUDL this year, I got to race in events that I hadn’t competed in for years, it was such a great atmosphere and made me want to compete more.
Fun fact about me: When playing Water Polo, I play with the Number 4 so when I get sent out I don’t have to work out the number the ref’s holding up, because by that point my contact lens has normally fallen out!
We have three swimming sessions available: Mondays (sprint 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 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
- 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)
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
You can join online via the NTU Sport website for £115.
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.
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
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