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BU Swimming

If you’re keen to swim while you study with us, BU Swimming Club (which is run by our Students’ Union) offers competitive and social opportunities to get involved.

As with all of our Performance Sport teams, you’ll need to try out for TeamBU Swimming. If you’re successful, you’ll represent BU in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions.

With the support of Poole Swimming Club as our local training partner, the focus is on the BUCS Short Course (25m pool) and Long Course (Olympic sized 50m pool) Championships alongside other swim meets across the year.

If, on the other hand, you’re looking to simply swim to keep fit and meet other students who enjoy swimming too, becoming part of BU Swimming Club (which prides itself on its fun and friendly atmosphere) is a great way to do this.

We’ve also teamed up with Everyone Active (which has two leisure centres with pools in neighbouring Poole), so you can swim as and when suits you, at an exclusive BU price for three months’ membership.

Key information

TeamBU Swimming

Available to: high performing, talented BU swimmers

Fees: £300 for three semesters (approximately £30 per month)

This includes annual Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) membership, affiliation and annual membership to Poole Swimming Club, five coached pool sessions a week (during term time), all training costs and BU Swim team hat.

Training days, times and pools

Tuesdays, 9pm–10pm
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue, Poole BH132 4HR

Wednesdays, 1.30pm,3pm
Talbot Heath School, Rothesay Road, Bournemouth BH4 9NJ

Thursdays, 8pm–9pm
Talbot Heath School

Saturdays, 6.30am–8am
Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre, Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1TN

Sundays, 6.30pm–8pm
Rossmore Leisure Centre, Herbert Avenue, Poole BH12 4HR

Outside of term time, you can continue your swimming and training with Poole Swimming Club Masters squad.

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