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Swimming is inclusive to all genders and levels of experience, in indoor and open water swimming, either at university or college level. We welcome enquiries from those with a disability regarding the accessibility of Swimming. 

Our Club | Oxford University Swimming Club

The club is made up of two mixed teams, both of whom compete against Cambridge in the annual Varsity Match. Both teams also compete at national BUCS competitions, with a number of our swimmers competing at the highest levels of the sport, making BUCS and national championship finals. The club also has a vibrant social scene with weekly events, ensuring that everyone feels welcome.

Both teams train at Rosenblatt Pool, Oxford. The Blues (1st team) train 8 times a week in the pool, alongside 3 dryland sessions. A high level of commitment is expected, due to the club’s Full Blue status which our members train hard to achieve. Members of this team have usually swum competitively before university, but it is not uncommon for them to have had a break from the sport before joining the club.

The Dolphins (2nd team) is a perfect option for more casual/social swimmers and they train three times a week. All members of the Dolphins should be competent swimmers, but a range of abilities are warmly welcomed.

The club also offers a number of open water opportunities, including the annual Open Water Varsity Match against Cambridge which takes place in Henley, along the Royal Regatta course. The team also race against Cambridge in the biennial Varsity Channel Relay swim; teams consisting of three women and three men, race as a relay from Dover to Calais. 

More Details

For more details on our club including memberships & training times please visit our club website: 



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Inter-College | Cuppers

Swimming has an annual inter-college competition, held in the Rosenblatt pool, with a selection of races producing an overall college team score. 

Sport Marks

  BUCS Sport
  Competitive Teams/Squads
  Full Blue Sport
  College Competitions
  Accessible Activities 
  Annual Varsity Match


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