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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 […]

Varsity 2018

Varsity 2018

This year, Varsity was held at the Rosenblatt pool in Oxford on the 24th February. In the closest Varsity match to date, Oxford won the Women’s trophy with a 10 point lead, only for Cambridge’s men to do the same, resulting in a tie for […]

MacKay-Champion Fights For Bronze in Edinburgh

MacKay-Champion Fights For Bronze in Edinburgh

As the rest of the counrty battled to prevent Storm Emma choking Britian to a standstill, the nations finest swimmers gathered for the 2018 British Swimming Championships.  The warm Scottish crowd welcomed the championships for the first time since the olympic trials in Glasgow, eger […]

Oxford Team Swims Strongly in the Face of Advarsity

Oxford Team Swims Strongly in the Face of Advarsity

An unprecedented technicality meant it was almost a win for the opposition, but with two controversial points reclaimed Oxford secured a draw in the 126th Varsity Swimming match. The Rosenblatt pool hosted possibly the closest swimming Varsity to date with the Oxford women soaking up […]