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Alumni section

Alumni section

Founded in 1892, OUSC has a long and prestigious history. We welcome contact from previous members and would love to receive photographs or memories from past OUSC events. Varsity Cross-Channel Relay 1998 marked the first of the Varsity Cross-Channel relay tradition, in which a team […]

Cross-Channel Relay 2018

Cross-Channel Relay 2018

Written by Tori Lackey In June we held our breath. And before we knew it, our window came and went with terrible weather and without a swim. For the first time in the history of the Biennial Cross-Channel Varsity Relay, both Oxford and Cambridge missed […]

Varsity Cross-Channel Relay Update

Varsity Cross-Channel Relay Update

The biennial cross channel relay was arranged to take place in June 2018, however due to poor weather we were forced to postpone this event. The event has now been rescheduled and will take place next week (23rd -30th September) so keep an eye out […]

OUSC Trials 2018 – 6th October

OUSC Trials 2018 – 6th October

Trials for the club will be held at 14:00 on Saturday 6th October (0th week) at the Rosenblatt Pool on Iffley Road, please arrive in good time to get changed and bring a list of times if you have swum competitively previously. Everyone is welcome […]

Channel Solo Triumph

Channel Solo Triumph

Huge congratulations to George Stannard for completing the English Channel swim in an incredible time of 10h 55. Commencing his swim from the white cliffs of Dover just before dawn on the 21st July, George survived the cold, cramps, currents and jellyfish, arriving on French […]

Q&A with the Oxford University Swimming Captains

Q&A with the Oxford University Swimming Captains

Written by Giulia Filocca Oxford University is often hailed for its reputable academics, distinguished professors, and quirky traditions. Yet few recognize its sheer dominance in the sporting arena, particularly when it comes to swimming. As of 2008, the Oxford University Swimming Club (OUSC) captured eight […]

Oxford Mixed Relay World Record set in 2000

Oxford Mixed Relay World Record set in 2000

With the 11th channel relay gearing to dive in versus the tabs in late June, I am prompted to recall the great feat of the OXFORD RELAY TEAM IN 2000 and to note where they are now! PHIL JORDAN was lead swimmer, junior British international […]

The Oxford Varsity Cross-Channel Relay Team

The Oxford Varsity Cross-Channel Relay Team

Written by Lauren Burton Six intrepid swimmers are preparing to compete in the 11th Biennial Cross-Channel Varsity Relay Swim being held later this month. The Cross-Channel Relay was founded in 1998 by Nick Thomas and Martin Davies, and every other year since, swimmers have been […]

Oxford rank 8th at BUCS

Oxford rank 8th at BUCS

After being promoted to the top division last year, Oxford was in lane 7 for this year’s BUCS Teams Championship, racing alongside some of England and Scotland’s top swimmers upon their return from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The BUCS Teams competition was controversially held […]

Seconds Varsity match report

Seconds Varsity match report

2018 saw the return of the Oxford Dolphins vs Cambridge Marlins match for the first time in over 40 years. The Dolphins team has expanded hugely in recent years to become an integral and much loved part of OUSC. We are very grateful that the […]