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!!

London League Round 1 2019/20


UCL Swimming Club’s first competitive outing of the season did not disappoint, with us winning the year’s first round of London League.

Leaving all other London universities in our wake, including Imperial, Kings and Brunel, UCL dominated both the individual and relay events to conquer London League yet again. Despite fearsome tactics by Brunel in the 8x50m mixed freestyle relay of putting their four male swimmers on the first four legs, UCL fought from almost a length behind to touch the wall first – is there nothing we can’t overcome?!

Special mention must go to our elite performers in Goggy, Maya, Oskar, Alvin, Janis, James, Daniel and our resident captains: the ‘Mighty Medic’ Rebecca and the ‘Fake Frenchman’ Justin. Apologies if I missed anyone out (please blame Rob Brunton).

We celebrated by taking a classic team victory photo in the pool after the afternoon’s rather undramatic events. It must be noted however that this was after all the other teams had done exactly the same thing…maybe we should let them know that they have nothing to celebrate?

Onto the next round and well done team!