Swimming is a fast-paced, immersive and competitive sport, as well as one of the most rewarding. At Warwick, we encourage our swimmers to reach their highest potential, whether you are into racing, fitness or just looking to improve or learn a new skill!
We offer 8 training sessions a week in the pool and multiple land-based sessions. We have different squads for all abilities, organising the club into the Development, Club and Competitive Squads, making it easier to cater for the needs and abilities of all of our swimmers, providing tailored coached sessions for each squad.
Our Head coach, Josh Patel, supported by assistant coach Charlotte Maycock, will be producing a 10 week training programme each term, strategically targeting major competitions such as BUCS Short Course at the end of Term 1, BUCS Long Course in Term 2 and BUCS League in Term 3.
Alongside our competitive swimmers, we also have a Development Officer, a role working with our coach with the aim of maximising the potential of beginner and development swimmer progress and enjoyment. We are assisted by a number of volunteer coaches and poolside assistants, and our aim as a club is to help each individual swimmer achieve their own personal goals.
Warwick enters a team for all three of the national level university competitions (BUCS), held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. At these meets, our team competes against some of the best swimmers in the country. This year we reached a number of BUCS finals.
In addition to BUCS, we take teams to friendly competitions throughout the year, especially open meets aimed at those with less competition experience. We encourage and support all swimmers who wish to compete, at any level. And of course, each year we get the chance to defend our Varsity title against Coventry University!
Swimming is a fantastic sport which offers a great balance of training, socials and competition. We happily welcome athletes from other aquatic disciplines, such as open water and triathlon, who wish to improve their technique and fitness in the water.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us – either via the contact details on this website, on Facebook or at training sessions.
New or returning to club swimming? Keen to fit exercise around your studies? Eager to improve your techniques and develop into the club and competitive squads? The Dev Squad is the perfect place for you! We offer training 3 times per week, mixed social events and full integration into the club. These sessions are run by qualified coaches, the exec and overseen by the Development Officer. Working alongside our Head Coach and with personalised goal setting, we are looking to foster an inclusive and progressive environment. It is our objective for swimming to work for you. If you are a Water Polo player looking to get fit, or playing any other sport and looking for winter fitness or want to generally keep fit the Dev Squad is the place to be. We welcome all those from beginners to those who want to build up to racing.