Season’s schedule 2015-2016

Training camp –– Oxford University –– Monday 28th September – Saturday 3rd October 2015 (-1 week MT15) 
Held every year at the Rosenblatt Pool in –1 week. A good time to dust off the cobwebs and get back into a training regime.

Freshers’ Fair –– Oxford University –– Wednesday 7th October – Friday 9th October (0th week MT15) 
Held every year in the Examinations School in Fresher’ Week. Great time for people interested in trying out for the team to meet current team members, like the captains.

OUSC Team Trials –– Oxford University –– Sunday 11th October (Time 1300-1400 )(1st week MT15) 
Swimming try-outs for the official Oxford University Swimming Club at Rosenblatt Pool. Events involve two 50m swims (one on freestyle, one on another stroke). Also a great chance to meet other people, even if you don’t make the final team.

Cuppers –– Oxford University –– Saturday 24th October (17:00-19:00)

Rosenblatt Pool is host to Cuppers, the inter-collegiate swimming competition. Absolutely anyone from the university can be part of the competition, and the more people who attend, the more fun it usually turns out to be!

Friendly Gala –– Oxford University –– Saturday 31st October (17:00-19:00)

We host a friendly gala during the year against several other Universities, on home turf (Rosenblatt pool). Everyone should make himself or herself available, as we like to enter more than one team. Great fun for all involved.

BUCS Short Course Championship –– Sheffield –– Friday 13th – Sunday 15th November (5th & 6th week MT14) 
Held on the weekend at the end of 5th week at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge, one of the best and fastest pools in the country. Anyone attending this meet must be prepared to leave on the Friday and return on the Sunday evening.

Training Camp –– Oxford University –– Monday 7th – Saturday 12th December (9th week MT14) 
Training after Michaelmas term, important to keep up the Aerobic base and not lose fitness after the hard work in the term.

Training Camp –– Torremolinos, Spain –– early January (TBC) (Usually between 3rd and 13th January) (HT15) 
Included are 26-28 hours of water time, up to 4 hours land training and up to 4 hours in the classroom. All Squad swimmers with any ambition of swimming in the Varsity Match must attend this camp. If you don’t think you can afford the trip, but would love to come, speak to the treasurer and the coaches.

OTHER MEET –– TBC (~January) (HT15) 
An open meet that is compulsory for the senior blues squad who expect to be selected for the varsity match. The competition results are usually used to help the coaches decide on the final varsity team, along with several other variables.

Varsity Match –– Oxford –– TBC (~Late February) (HT15) 
Held every year alternately at Oxford and Cambridge. The 2015 match will be held in Cambridge. All swimmers should plan, prepare and be available for this gala.

BUCS Long Course Championship –– Sheffield–– TBC (Usually between 5th & 6th week HT) 
Held on the weekend at the end of 5th Week in Sheffield, one of the best and fastest pools in the country. Anyone attending this meet must be prepared to leave on the Friday and return on the Sunday evening. Each club is limited to two swimmers per event so if you are entered you’re expected to swim.

At the end of Hilary term it is expected that as many people as possible attend this meet especially on the first weekend. A last chance gala for a blue’s time.

BUCS Team Championships National finals –– Sheffield –– TBC March 
Finals held at the Student Games in Sheffield.

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