Cardiff update

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Cardiff Update by Abby Jones On the 7th of February we went to Cardiff for our annual training camp, only a week before Long-Course BUCS. After enjoying the best pasta meals that Tesco Express had to offer, we did our first swimming session of the weekend. In this short-course training session the set was tailored towards sprinters and middle-distance swimmers; we had a choice of two sets to choose from, depending on our preferred strokes, which helped us to improve … Continue Reading

Speedo and BUCS Short course championships 2019 report

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Early on the morning of Friday 15th November we set off on the long coach journey up Ponds Forge. Arriving in Sheffield in the early afternoon, bags were dropped at the hotel before we made our way to the first session. In both the men’s and women’s pools, Exeter’s A and B freestyle relay teams shook off the travel tiredness to post super quick times. Session 2 started early on Saturday morning with the 200m freestyle. In the women’s event … Continue Reading

BUCS Long Course: Weekend Recap by Sam Owen

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On Friday 15th February EUSC travelled up to Sheffield with its finest young swimmers to compete in the BUCS Nationals  Long Course Championships, and what an event it was. As per usual the motivation was high and the good vibes were flowing for what turned out to be an incredible weekend of racing. On arrival most jumped in the pool for a quick warm up before Friday night’s freestyle relays. We saw some incredibly fast swimming from both the men’s … Continue Reading

Cardiff Update by Tom Harrington

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On the 1st of February we travelled to Cardiff to undertake our annual weekend long training camp- the ideal preparation for the upcoming long course BUCS championships! After arrival we started off swiftly, with Garry setting the tone with a tough middle-distance set and sprint technique work for our short course session on Friday evening at Cardiff international pool. Swimmers’ moods were suitably buoyant as we settled down for the evening- satisfied with the hard shift we’d put in- but … Continue Reading

BUCS Short Course 2018 Review

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  9th-11th of November What a weekend. Firstly, I would like to congratulate all of our BUCS swimmers on their big swims over the weekend and for making the event a pleasure to captain. The team spirit was high and rightly so after all our swimmers pulled out the stops to smash their personal bests out of the park. The long drive up to Sheffield didn’t stop our swimmers from performing their best in the Friday evening Freestyle Relays, with … Continue Reading

BUCS Nationals 2017

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Over the weekend 18 members of EUSC headed up to Sheffield to compete in the 2017 BUCS Nationals Long Course Championships – and what a weekend it was! Records were broken, PBs were smashed, and overall a great weekend was had by all. Some of the highlights include: Friday: The girls and boys 4×100 Freestyle Relay Team opening up the BUCS performances with some stellar swims! Saturday: Some cracking individual swims as well as relay swims too. Dom Wooldridge won a … Continue Reading

Bleeding Green in CARDIFF

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Last weekend, 17 brave members of EUSC headed down to Cardiff for a weekend of hard training and fabulous performances (both in the pool and on the stage 😉 ) This trip is an annual EUSC tradition to prepare our BUCS team before they off to Sheffield in 2 weeks for the 2017 BUCS National Long Course Championships. The weekend started off on Friday evening with a late night sprint set session in the 25m pool. The team were feeling … Continue Reading

Water you waiting for? BUCS report is here!

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On the 11th November, 27 members of EUSC braved the long journey up to Sheffield to compete in the annual 3-day BUCS Short Course Championship. With both experienced BUCS competitors, as well as many first-timers, everyone was nervous but excited to see what the weekend would bring. And what a weekend it was! 12 EUSC club records, 2 BUCS finals, and PB’s for almost everyone on the team! The performances of each and every member of the team left the … Continue Reading

Stellar BUCS Team Performances

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On Friday 19th February, the EUSC BUCS squad of 18 travelled to Ponds Forge, Sheffield, to compete in the Long Course National Championships. This follows weeks of specific training both in and out of the pool, including a training camp in Cardiff two weeks prior to the event. The Friday evening saw fantastic swims from both 4×100 Freestyle relay teams. The Women’s team, comprising of Lydia Smith, Anna Bedford, Hannah Pullinger and Keren Greenow, narrowly missed the chance to prove … Continue Reading

EUSC blow competition out of the water at BUCS

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The 13th of November marked the first event in the University of Exeter Swimming Club’s calendar, with the annual BUCS short course swimming competition at Ponds Forge International Pool, Sheffield. Teams, from universities countrywide, swam over the weekend in full competitive spirit to create an overwhelming atmosphere. Our team of 26 shone above the crowd, with everyone swimming at least 2 events and assembling 8 different relay teams. The weekend was highly anticipated, prepared for through rigorous training led by … Continue Reading

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