Blues Times Galore for OUSC at BUCS Short Course

On Friday 10th November OUSC packed their bags and headed up to Sheffield to compete in BUCS short course: a nationwide event with 49 universities competing, including Olympians. After an initial delay due to the door not shutting (sadly, Jamie Towner’s ego wouldn’t fit) OUSC were ready for a big … Continue reading

Season’s Schedule 2017-2018

2017 Freshers’ Fair –– Oxford University –– Wednesday 4th October – Thursday 6th October (0th week MT17) 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 –– Saturday 8th October (Time 15.00-1700 )(0th week … Continue reading

Channel swim success!

After a very successful year in the pool, including a varsity win in February 2017,  Dr Victoria Cox and OUSC Coach Naomi Vides turned their training focus to open water swimming, with the aim of crossing the English Channel. OUSC is in awe of their hard work and dedication, we are extremely … Continue reading

Henley Classic Open Water Race 2017

Early on a midsummer morning in June, the Oxford and Cambridge swimming teams met before sunrise on the banks of the river Thames at Henley for the annual open water varsity match. Eight Oxford swimmers braved the Thames, swimming 2.1km upstream along the famous rowing course, in only their costumes (wetsuits were … Continue reading

Alumni Dinner 2017

This year the OUSWPA annual old member’s dinner was held on Saturday 13th May at Somerville college. It was a lovely evening, where current and former members of the swimming and water polo were able to catch up and have fun. The evening started off with a drinks reception, followed … Continue reading

Varsity 2017

Varsity 2017 was held at the Parkside pool in Cambridge on the 25th February. Oxford won the women’s and overall trophy, with a tie for the men’s trophy. Special mention to Zara Ryan for winning the ‘Swimmer of the meet’ award and congratulations to Tobermory Mackay-Champion for breaking the club record in the 100m … Continue reading

Season’s Schedule 2016-2017

2016 Training camp –– Oxford University –– Monday 26th September – Saturday 1rd October 2016 (-1 week MT16) 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 5th October – Friday 7th October (0th … Continue reading