Swimming & Waterpolo Club

                  Welcome to Cardiff University Swimming & Water Polo Club!

We are one of the most successful clubs in Cardiff University's Athletic Union.

Both the Men's and Women's Water Polo teams have a rich history of competition in the top divisions of the BUCS Championships, frequently fighting for medals against the top universities in the United Kingdom. The girls are currently competing in the Premier South Division where this year they hope to with the league stages and progress further than they ever have in the knockouts. The boys are hoping for a promotion back up to the Premier South Division but are currently competing in Western Tier 1. The Swimming team competes in both the BUCS Long and Short Course Championships, regularly making finals in these events. They also participate in BUSL, swimming against local universities in preparation for their big event!  They have secured a double promotion in the BUCS team championships in the past two seasons elevating them to the top division, competing against the finest university swimming teams in the UK. The club has always looked to build on its past successes and this year will be no different.


We are one of the most social clubs in the AU, with organised weekly socials on Wednesday nights with themes including 80s Night, British Icons, Togas and our highly attended Charity Ball and End of Year Ball. The success of the club is based on the incredible team spirit within the club and the friendliness of its members, welcoming anyone into the club no matter what their starting level. The club's social members are just as valued and respected as the most talented athletes.



If you are looking for a sports club that will keep you fit at the same time as being one of the highlights of your university life, then Swimming and Water Polo is for you!


Training times:

Monday:          Swimming 20:00 - 21:30                   Maindy Leisure Centre (All abilities)

Tuesday:        Mixed Water Polo 21.15 - 22.15        Cardiff International Pool (BUCS Squad only)

Wednesday:   Swimming 15:00 - 15:45                    Maindy Leisure Centre (All abilities)

                       Water Polo 14:00-15:30                     Cardiff International Pool (All abilities / Usually BUCS Matches)

Thursday:       Swimming 20:30 - 21:30                    Maindy Leisure Centre (All abilities)

Friday:            Water Polo 19:45-21:45                     Cardiff International Pool (All abilities: One hour Men's, One hour Women's)


For all training at Cardiff International Pool - meet behind the Students Union 30-45 minutes before the session starts, and we will either have minibus's to give everyone a lift to the bay, or cars will be driven by members before the session. Captains will co-ordinate training and transport to the pool prior to each session. If you have a car, it would be appreciated if you helped out with lifts.


All training at Maindy Pool will require members to make their own way to the venue, CF14 3AJ.


Standard Membership is £90 and can be bought on the bottom of this page. As our club competes in BUCS, the Tier 1 AU membership must also be purchased alongside our club one. Other memberships are also available to accommodate for those staying at the university for half a year and those wishing to join the club socially. Membership refunds will be considered and put amongst discussion within the committee within the first 3 weeks of term. Refunds for accidental product purchases can also be issued.


Any queries please contact club president: Rachel Tibke- tibkerh@cardiff.ac.uk

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  • Swimming & Waterpolo Club Standard Membership£90.00


Demi Moore 2024
27th April noon - 11:59pm
Newport Pool / Leonardo Hotel
Alumni Charity Polo Match and Ball