Season’s Schedule 2016-2017


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 week MT16)
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 16.00-1800 )(1st week MT16)
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.


OUSC Fresher’s Meeting/ Meal –– TBC/TVC –– Wednesday 12th October (Time 16.00-1800 )(2nd week MT15).

The first official meeting of OUSC 2016-17. Attendance is expected. It is followed by the Freshers meal at The Varsity Club –  the first social of the year. Make it count!


Friendly Gala –– Oxford University –– Saturday 29th October (1700-1930)

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. PARTY + PIZZA AFTER.


Cuppers –– Oxford University –– Saturday 19th November (17.00-19.30)

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!


BUCS Short Course Championship –– Sheffield –– Friday 11th – Sunday 13th November (5th & 6th week MT16)
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.


BUCS Regional Qualifier–– Sunday 29th November Friday 13th – (8th week MT16)
A select team will race against the top teams in the South to qualify for BUCS national final in HT.


Training Camp –– Oxford University –– Monday 7th – Saturday 12th December (9th week MT16)
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 –– Tuesday 03nd January- Tuesday 10th January (-1/0 week HT17)
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.

Oxford Brookes Dual Meet–– TBC (~January) (HT17)
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.


BUCS Long Course Championship –– Sheffield–– Friday 17th to 19th February ( 4th/5th week HT 17)
OPTIONAL – Held on the weekend at in Sheffield, 2 weeks before Varsity. 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.  

Varsity Match –– Cambridge –– Saturday February 25th (HT17)
Held every year alternately at Oxford and Cambridge. The 2017 match will be held in Cambridge. All swimmers should plan, prepare and be available for this gala.


BUCS Team Championships National Finals –– TBC (0th week TT)
Finals held at the Student Games in Sheffield.