Varsity 2020!!

The date was 6th March and the venue was the prestigious Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. In the grounds of the pool, the FA Cup final was held from 1895 to 1914, and athletics records were broken by names such as Usain Bolt, Michael Johnson and Paula Radcliffe.

However, on this Friday afternoon, UCL Swimming brought it names that included Justin Semenkoff, Rebecca Hoadley, and Janis Mok, to conquer the Kings Swimming team. Not only did we conquer, but in doing so we secured our 6th straight victory in Varsity, continuing our unbeaten record!!

Nevertheless, congratulations to the Kings team for running (swimming) us so close on the day, with only a slim margin of victory separating the two teams overall. Also, a big thanks goes to Kings for organising the event!

After the day’s proceedings, our swimmers sat down (Chinese takeaway in one hand, a selection of Tesco beverages in the other) to watch the UCL and Kings water polo teams battle it out! Big shout out to our own Welfare and Sponsorship Officer, Lizzie Rose, for her match winning performance as the UCL Females overcame their Kings counterparts.

Big credit must go to the two competitive captains, Justin and Rebecca, for leading the team to another Varsity victory! Also, shout outs to Becca Lin, Janis Mok, Oskar Soulas, Maya Kirlew, Daniel Morgolin, Caterina Vanelli-Coralli, Rory Alexander, Samuel Bouilloud, Toby Katerbau and the two Robs for some great swimming.

Special plaudits go to John Telensky for swimming probably more events than Michael Phelps did throughout the entire 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Another successful year, and onto the next one!! #bleedpurple


London League Round 2!!

(30 November, 2019)

London league Round 2 was set in the territory of Imperial College London.

Unfortunately we were rather undermanned conpared to the first round, having only 4 girls, (Rebecca, Janis, Goggy, and Nicole) and 6 guys (Justin, Sam, Daniel, Oskar, John, and Jonghak) showed up.

Nonetheless, Rebecca led the girls as they swam through all the events, having no backup squad members to even out the race distributions. Her strategy and willingness to hand over the 100im and the 100 fly to Goggy was very commendable!

On the other hand, Justin led to the boys through an equally tough series of races due to the evident lack of rest and squad. However, in the end we managed to achieve a respectable result and win a couple races, despite fierce competition from the other unis!

Thanks to everyone involved!!