Cambridge Gala 28/10/17

After a questionable (and slightly concerning) coach journey we made it to Cambridge. As we already know, we are the most superior London team (in and out the pool), and our first competition of the year provided concrete evidence to this claim.

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doing a great job as captains!

Exceptional swims all round from the fresh and the old:

Female stand out performance has to go to Becca Lin for smashing the 100IM and then proceeding to ‘take one for the team’ and do the 100Breast in style.

Male stand out goes to our Canadian machine… Will, for his 100IM victory, whose great performance was arguably down to the use of skins (or possibly the fact he swam at the commonwealths?).

Despite intense pressure from the paparazzi to “werk it” and “quickly pose for a relay pic” as we were about to get on the blocks, we claimed SECOND PLACE overall!!! Our best ever finish!!!! Exciting times lads… Bring on BUCS!

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WE CAME IN SECOND! (Imperial was 4th, just saying)

For those who came down to support, you’re not forgotten:

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we are the best cheerleaders, possibly because we’re the only team of supporters


Not forgetting our wonderful ALPHABET SOCIALS!


look at that amount of chinese food we ate

We went as Ali G, Bob the Builder, Electricians, Gladiator, Harry Potter, Joker, Kit Kat, Maid, Oreos… and you get it, we form the alphabet picture book you will give to a baby. Great job everyone for dressing up!

If you want to join us for our next event, CHECK US OUT HERE.

Shark Run

Once a year, every year, we think of the fiercest creature that lurks in the waters.


lol obviously they didn’t race side by side

53 OF YOU TURNED UP – THIS IS THE LARGEST SHARK RUN EVER (or the last I remember, if I wasn’t already drunk)

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stopping traffic since 5 years ago

Thank you to all who turned up and turned Bloomsbury upside down. From downing a pitcher of snakebite (ew) to eating tuna (more eww) and vodka watergun (bless your eyes and throat), this probably is the craziest pub crawl you will ever attend.

Good job if you made it to Roxy! We will see you next year!

Shark Run & Cambridge!

Give-it-a-go fortnight is officially over!

Thank you everyone who signed up and turned up for our training sessions. We hope you like it and want more! If that’s the case, from this week on, we need you to have membership. Head over to the Students’ Union webpage (link here) to get them now!

And if you’ve joined us in last week’s Glitter Social, you will know how lit it is


we occupied the entire top deck of bus 73. blur photo soz.

If fomo has hit you, don’t worry because our two MAJOR SOCIALS are coming up and here are the details!

  1. Shark Run (Event link HERE )
    What’s better than one shark running after *drunk* you? TWO SHARKS! Our infamous annual pub crawl is here and it’s really the one event that you must not miss. I’d skip my 9am for this (kidding, guys go for both socials and lectures).
  2. Cambridge Gala (Event link HERE )
    Competitive swimmers will compete and non-competing people will drink and show solidarity by the poolside. the more shots down the more chances we stand to win this gala! And after that we will have the BEST out-of-town social ever, you might even forget to catch the coach back with us (it happened before, you don’t want us to leave you, really).

More updates to come! If you haven’t already followed us on our Facebook page and group and Instagram (@ucl.swimstagram), go right now!

Welcome Week!

Welcome to UCL and to UCL Swimming Club!

We had a lovely time meeting all of you at Freshers’ Fair. In case you haven’t been following us on Facebook (go follow us now!), here’s what happened over the past two weeks:

  1. We met with A LOT of you over the weekend during Freshers’ Fair! Thank you for all your support! If you’re not yet on our mailing list, send us a message over Facebook!
  2. Give-It-A-Go (GIAG) Fortnight has begun! For more information on how to sign up for sessions absolutely FREE OF CHARGE, check our Facebook page/email. This week’s sessions are packed, and everyone says they are loving it #fomo
  3. We had our first socials, COPS AND ROBBERS, and it was a BLAST! Thank you all for coming over in beautiful stripes and joining us in the infamous Loop.

And we are only halfway through GIAG Fortnight. Look out for our second round of sign-ups via Doodle poll and come dazzle us in our next GLITTER SOCIALS on the 11th! We are so excited!

In case you haven’t seen our posters, check it out below: