Welcome to Glasgow University Swimming and Water Polo Club’s Website!
We are one of the biggest and most friendly sporting clubs on campus, catering for both competitive and recreational Swimming and Waterpolo while having a hugely active social scene. No matter how much experience you have in either swimming or water polo we are always on the hunt for new members. It’s a great chance to build up fitness and stamina but more importantly meet a bunch of really great people and the chance to compete around the UK, with a tour during the summer. Of course if you don’t want to compete, just come along to keep fit and socialize.
We compete in numerous events throughout the year including Scottish and British University leagues. To name but a few highlights in our year: Stirling Sprints, GUSA Ball, Scottish University Championships, SubCrawl, Christmas Meal, Mums & Dads etc etc….
Looking to Join?
We are one of the most sociable clubs and a great way to meet new people outside your course and halls. We welcome new members whether you’re a fresher or you’re approaching the end of your university career. While we are a competitive club and successful within Scotland, there is no pressure to compete and many members join just to keep fit and have fun. For more information visit the Join Us page.
I hope you all had the nicest of holidays and are back feeling refreshed
Some fun info for you about this up coming semester!
This week;normal training resumes! Refreshers Fair Volunteers Club sport recovery Aberdeen Aquatics Tour ✈️ Gusa Ball Kit
After one too many mince pies this Christmas it’s time to get back into the pool and we have just the news you want to hear.
NORMAL TRAINING will commence from tomorrow (MONDAY). What better way to start the semester properly
Re-freshens Fair Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help man the stall at the Re-freshers Fair its on Jan 22nd in the GUU between 12-5 and any help anyone can give would be fab. If your keen to help give me a message and you will be rewarded in sweets and love
Club Sport Recovery
Some exciting news for you!
Starting next Thursday (14th January 2016), each week from 0730 until 0830 will be the CLUB SPORT RECOVERY session in the Stevie.
This bespoke session is aimed at boosting recovery from the rigours of training and competition; reducing injury risk; and enhancing post-match routines. Participants will learn techniques to enhance flexibility and mobility, allowing them to get back into the game and ready for the next session.
This is a drop-in activity, so to participate just meet in PowerPlay at 0730.
This is a fab opportunity to get to use the new facilities and learn some great techniques so why not pop along ☺️
The countdown is on!! Only 20 days until Aberdeen Aquatics the captains have been busy organising accommodation and travel so the planning is underway. They will be in touch ASAP with a price and how they will collect the money
There are still a few spaces for the best week of your life!! if you are interested and want to come on tour make sure and drop Colleen a message and she will provide all the details ✈️✈️✈️ We are going to Albrufeia between 25th – 30th of May
The countdown is also on for GUSA BALL 2016. So get choosing those dresses and hiring those kilts…is it too early to have the champagne chilling…..? tickets will be on sale very soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Rob is sorting out some fab kit for everyone again by doing an order so we are all looking super tiger this semester! If your keen the deadline will be 24th January so plenty time to place an order!
That’s it for now any questions as always – fire them my way
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Happy Monday everyone!!
I hope you all had great weekends
Some info for you guys this week!
-1898 Club and Alumni Dinner
- Land Training
- Bus Cleaning
- Neptune Steps
1898 Club and Alumni Dinner
A super exciting announcement for you all!!!
You are invited to The annual 1898 Club and Alumni Dinner which will be on Friday 25th March in the GUU. On Saturday 26th we will also have some swimming and waterpolo for you all so we can show the alumni how much better we are than them!!
Tickets will cost £35, for the Dinner & half a bottle of wine, Ceilidh, entry to a club and all the Racing and events on Saturday…with many more fun things along the way! We would love as many of you as possible to come along to this event as its a fab way for us as a club to celebrate together the great year we have had!
There is an event for the night
So make sure to join the event to keep updated on the chat!!
To get your tickets:
- We will be selling them before training on Monday 29th Feb at 8 – 8.30pm and Wednesday 2nd March at 7-7.30pm and 8-8.30pm….. please bring along your £35 cash with you then!
We would encourage you all to buy your tickets ASAP as we have limited space and anticipate it will sell out!!
Subby will be on the 5th March!! It is one of the best nights of the GUSWPC calendar and not one to miss. The boys have been working hard getting it all arranged for you and finalising a costs so keep an eye on the page for that this week!! They will then arrange a couple of days to collect the money! wooooo!!
The Gals waterpolo team have a fixture against Northumbria on Wednesday at 4pm in the Stevie – after they smashed it last week please come down and support them again!!
The guys Waterpolo are away to Aberdeen – so Good Luck to them too!!!
Just a reminder that Land training will be on every Monday from 7.15 – 8.15 in Studio 2 of the Stevie!! A great way to sweat out the sins from the weekend!
So make sure to pop along!
It is our chance to take a turn cleaning the bus (all the fun) so we are looking just for a few fabulous volunteers to help clean the bus on Thursday Feb 25th at 2pm for literally 1 hour. You would be rewarded in GUSWPC love and sweets too!!
If you are free and can help if you can send me a message/email that would be fabulous <3
The time has come again to take a dip in the MaryHill Canal….
For those who missed out last year or have no idea what i’m talking about on the 9th April Neptune Steps, a Redbull run competition, takes place which sees athletes struggle there way through a challenging course in the Maryhill Canal.
From those who did it last year they said it was a really fun challenge so check out the info below if you are keen!!
Thats all for now – watch out on the FB page this week for some other very important dates regarding AGM!!
All the love,
So last Wednesday was the chance for Glasgow’s 2013/2014 Swimming team to strut their stuff in the water for the first time this season.
In a classic styley Dundee were late, but after they finally arrived things go off to an interesting start. Races kicked off with the medley relays, and it was no surprise that Glasgow Dominated both the Women’s and Men’s events ensuring a crucial lead for us.
Moving onto the individual events, first off the blocks was Vhari McClements and Rachael Morris for Team Tiger in the Women’s 100 Freestyle. It was a close race with Vhari just missing out on first to Dundee touching in 2nd place with MO (Rachael) not far behind. For the Men’s we had Luke Campbell and Sean Kelly. Luke cruised to an easy victory with Sean, still pumped from the relay, pulled it out in the last 25 to touch in 3rd place.
Next up was the 100m butterfly. For the Women we had “Secretary Jeanna Gordon” and making her debut for the team, Cara Tosh. Jeanna smashed out an impressive 1:11.25 as she annihilated the competition to touch in first place. Cara, fully motivated by her teammates, was only just behind touching in 3rd position. In the men’s race Chris Hamilton (ginge) and men’s swimming captain Andy Thomson put on an impressive show, with Chris touching first in an amazing 1:02.97 and Andy working hard throughout the race to just get touched out on the finish.
Moving onto the 100m Backstroke we had Katie James and Marie-Claire Barry (MCB). It was an intensive race at the start but after the first 25 both Katie and MCB pulled away to storm to an easy 2nd and 1st respectively. For the Men’s Mr Campbell (Luke) was up again alongside another fresher to the team, Chris Best. Luke had to work hard to stay ahead of Dundee’s Michael Mcgovan, but managed to keep a healthy lead with his amazing underwater phase to touch in first place. Chris wasn’t too far behind to touch 3rd.
Next was the 100m breaststroke. This time for the girls we had Rachael McQueen and Women’s swimming captain Heather Winfield. Heather worked hard to secure yet another 1st place with Rachael touching in 3rd. In the Men’s category Michael Mcgarrity and Thomas Holmes both made it look all too easy, with an impressive 2nd and 3rd places.
The 200m Freestyle was the next event – always a gruelling ordeal! First up were Katie and Cara, both digging deep and pulling through the entire race they managed to stay ahead of one of the opposition and touched in 2nd and 3rd respectively. For the boys it was Chris Hamilton and Tom Raikes making his first swim of the season. It was a tough race with Chris leading off with one of the Dundee opposition while Tom, after his amazing dive, wiped the floor with the other Dundee Swimmer. It remained a close race throughout with Chris just being touched out at the end, but still with a very impressive 2:05.99, and Tom coming in not far behind in 3rd place.
After a short (very short) 5 minute break the focus moved onto the 50m events.
Starting with the 50m butterfly Vhari and Jeanna were up again with Jeanna smashing the competition to win yet another race and Vhari only just behind. Andy and Chris H made up the boys side with Andy making up for his disappointing 100m fly earlier he touched in 1st place with Chris in 2nd only 0.4s behind his teammate.
In the 50m back we had another 1st and 2nd in both Women’s and Men’s events with Katie and MCB for the girls and Luke and Chris Best for the boys. Woop for team Glasgow! Luke is making quite a habit of these 1st places!
In the 50m breaststroke Heather and Rachael McQueen took to the blocks to strut their stuff, with Rachael touching 2nd in a time of 38.66 and Heather 3rd in 38.91. Swimming in the men’s category was Michael and Marcus Duve with his first swim for GUSWPC. Both swam well for Glasgow.
The final 50m event was the freestyle – always a fast and furious spectacle! For the girls Cara was up yet again along with Alex (Pow Pow) Powis in her first swim of the season. It was a fast race with Cara touching in 31.53s and Pow Pow in 33.35s. For the lads we see the mighty return of Sean and Tom with Sean powering through from the very start with raw strength and an almighty first and Tom following closely behind to gain those extra points for Glasgow.
Next up was the final individual event of the evening, the 100m Individual Medley. The tireless Jeanna and Heather stepped up on the block once again for another exciting race, with Jeanna pulling through and getting Glasgow another (yes another) first place, whilst Heather held on with a strong finish. Andy and Thomas H made up the Men’s side and swam a very intensive race with Thomas powering through a very impressive breaststroke phase.
The final event of the match was the 200m Freestyle relay, always a nail-biting event. The girls swam strong, but it wasn’t quite enough and Dundee just touched them out. It seemed as though the same outcome would befall the Men with everyone so fatigued from all the previous wins, however they clawed it back with Sean powering down the final length and overtaking Dundee to finish in a firm 1stplace with a team time of 1:45.25.
That brought the close of the first league match of the season with an amazing Glasgow victory of 142 points to Dundee’s mere 114. Now all there is left to do is get dry!#letsgetwet #BlackandGold # GUSAresults