Swimming Club

Why Join Us?

1) Fun and friendly environment.

2) Keep fit and healthy.

3) Boost your swimming skills.

4) Be a member of a five-star society.


What do we do?

The BU swim team is a friendly, fun club that caters for all abilities of swimmers.

We offer both a social and competitive side, so if you want to get fit and meet new people our club is definitely for you!

We also compete at BUCS nationals and other smaller meets across the year, so there's plenty of opportunity to compete.

The fee for BU swimming is £225 for all three semesters and £150 for two semesters. This price includes:

- FREE BU Swim Team hat with your membership

- Annual ASA membership affiliation to Poole Swimming Club

- All training costs

- Annual membership to Poole Swimming Club

- Six coached pool sessions a week

Key Events

We compete in BUCS nationals twice a year; a short course competition (25 metre) in November and a long course competition (50 metre) in February. Also, we always look forward to Activities Awards and Sports Ball as a celebration of the club. More info in the events tab!

When and Where?

We train with Poole Swimming Club at the following venues:

Monday 20:00-21:30/Wednesday 20:00-21:30/Saturday 06:30-08:00
Dolphin Leisure Centre: Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1TN
Tuesday 21:00-22:00/Sunday 19:00-20:30
Rossmore Leisure Centre: Herbert Ave, Poole BH12 4HR
Wednesday 14:00-15:30
Canford Sports Centre: Canford School, Canford Magna, Wimborne BH21 3AD
Note: During university holiday periods, swimming will be available but it will be un-coached so swimmers are encouraged to join with Poole SC Masters squads.

Meet the Committee

President:   Chris Neilson

Communications:   Emma Garland

Treasurer:   Sam Gray

Health & Safety:   Katie Longstaff

Equipment & Events:   Aimee Abrey

Recent Events: 2018/2019 on the Swim Team

16/03/2019 - Society Swap with the Archery Society

So it turns out hand-eye co-ordination transfers quite well from swimming to archery, who'd have thought? We had a really great time with Archery today and we're really thankful for how welcome they made us feel!


05/02/2019 - SUBU Refreshers Fair

Swimming is at the Refresher's fair today! Come sign up!


02/02/2019 - Bag-packing at ASDA Castlepoint

The team returned to ASDA Castlepoint to raise money for our trip to Sheffield and to commit to our five-star criteria.


09/01/2019 - Team Photos

Today was Team BU's Official team photo day. The whole team got together to take a serious and...slightly less serious photo.



01/12/2018 - Society Swap with BU Climbing

We sent some of our swimmers to go try out bouldering with the Climbing Society at the Dolphin Project centre. We had a great time and were made very comfortable by our friends on that society!


29/11/2018 - Gift Wrapping

The Swim Team showed up at the SUBU Building to participate in wrapping shoeboxes for the less fortunate!


26/11/2018 - Band-Aid Christmas Song

The swim team got together to participate in a SUBU-video rendition of Band Aid's 'Feed the World' to help support those in need. High notes were definitely struck.


09-11/11/2018 - BUCS Short Course

The first BUCS of the academic year happened this month. Lots of PBs accross the board and a crazy night in the Sheffield Hallam Student Union. A very successful weekend all-in-all.



  • BUCS Long Course 2019 Fri 15 Feb 2019 - Students£60.00
  • BUCS Long Course 2019 Fri 15 Feb 2019 - Members£80.50