Welcome to the University of Nottingham Synchronised Swimming Club
Do you enjoy swimming, but want to try something different? Do you want to increase your fitness, but hate going to the gym? Do you want to be part of a unique and exciting university sport that features in the Olympics? If so, then UoN Synchronised Swimming is the club for you! Not only is it a great way to gain skills in teamwork and build your general fitness, but it is thoroughly rewarding when you perform a perfected routine to music and wow the audience. The GB Duet qualified and performed at the Rio Olympics 2016 and the sports rules have just been relaxed to enable men to take part, paving the way for mixed routines and male championships.
The UoN Synchronised Swimming Club is about to enter its second year of being an official sport at the Univeristy of Nottingham, making us one of only 4 university synchro clubs in the UK. In our first year, we had 18 members join the club, with one being male. During this year, we managed to achieve some great things as a club, from performing a specially choreographed UoN themed routine at the Water Polo Varsity Match 2017, to winning 1st and 4th place at the Imperial Synchronised Swimming Competition. In the next year we hope to perform at even more water sport varsities and in even more competitions across the country, with both our beginners and advanced teams, duets and solos.
All training sessions will take place at David Ross Sports Village swimming pool on University Park Campus.
- On land stretch and flexibility training: Wednesday - 3-4pm (fortnightly)
- Pool training: Thursday – 5:30-7pm
- Pool training: Sunday – 5:30-6:30pm
*Duing competition season there may be additional on land walk through sessions in addition to weekly training
During our first year we entered one competition hosted by Imperial College London. We entered two teams: a beginners team, made up of members who had never done the sport before joining the UoN Synchronised Swimming Team and an advanced team, of members who had done the sport previously. Both teams did exceptionally well, placing 1st and 4th at the competition. We aim to enter all abilities into competitions to ensure everyone has the chance to compete if they want. Equally, if you wanted to join the club for the fitness and social aspect, and not compete, the club can also accomodate for that.
For 2017/18 we hope to enter the Synchronised Swimming Masters, perform at more of the UoN Varsity matches and to enter more competitions accross the country.
We are a social club, welcoming all members. We aim to run monthly socials, which will vary from movie nights to club nights, so there will be something for everyone. We aspire to be a tight knit club, following the nature of the sport itself. We have also planned trips to watch various national synchronised swimming competitions to gain more inspiration and ideas for our routines for the 2017/18 acedemic year.
*** INFORMATION ON WELCOME WEEK 2017 ***
You can find us at the Welcome Sports Fair on Tuesday 26th September and Wednesday 27th September at the David Ross Sports Village. For more details visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/188025954953788/
You can also find out about all sport activities during Welcome Week at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/welcome.
We are hosting tasters at David Ross Swimming Pool. All taster are open to all abilities and are free of charge - you do not require a sports membership to take part in the taster sessions. These will be on:
- Sunday 1st October 5.30-6.30pm
- Sunday 8th October 5.30-6.30pm from 5:30-6:30pm
We recommend you arrive 10 minutes early to warm up. Please wear a swimming costume and bring goggles and a swimming hat if required.
You can register for tasters by visiting our stand at the Welcome Sports Fair or by emailing Tilly Stone – email@example.com
* Please note, all students must trial to get a taste for what synchronised swimming is like – there will be something for everyone, even if you have never tried synchro before
Membership fees for our club are £32 for the 17/18 academic year. This includes all training sessions and coaching.
Please note, that UoN sports and fitness membership is also required to be part of our club. Early Bird membership is available until 9 October and for £189 includes the following:
- Access to the new £40 million David Ross Sports Village
- Three fully-equipped fitness suites
- Over a hundred weekly group exercise classes
- 25m pool
- Indoor sports halls and squash courts
Visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/membership for more details.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org