BUCS Short Course typically takes place in the 2nd week of November. The team head up to Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in University mini buses on the Friday day time.
The first session takes place Friday evening and is the distance (800m/1500m) events and relay heats. After a long day travelling, we head out for a team meal before heading to the hotel.
Saturday is the busiest day of the competition, with everyone normally taking part from the team. The day is split into 3 sessions with further relays in the final session. After a busy day, another team meals follows with a night out in Sheffield Hallams Student Union. Themed dress up is a must, Team Surrey always opting for tight and bright! A well deserved celebration!
Sunday is for the champions of hangover swimming! A morning session of heats followed by the final session in the afternoon with just the drive back left.
It is an amazing weekend, a must in the university swimming calender! From our highly competitive swimmers right down to people brand new to competition, everybody is welcome at Short Course Championships.
As the first event in the 2016-17 swimming calendar, it was the first time the new team had swum together.
There were many strong performances from all team members, with special mentions to Amie Buttle for a fantastic 58.1s on the 100m free style, Katie Whiffin swam a great 34.2s 50m breaststroke and Cianan Mann with an impressive 57.76s 100m butterfly.
Congratulations also go out to the Women's 200m medley team, who achieved 5th place in the B final, an improvement from previous years! The team were Amie Buttle (backstroke), Katie Whiffin (breaststroke), Emily Blisset (butterfly) and Neema Nyaulingo (freestyle).
It was a brilliant start to the swimming year, congratulations to everyone who went and we hope to continue to grow as a club in both the social and competitive elements!
Club Development Officer