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Welcome to Reading University Swimming Club (RUSC) 

This September, you should join Reading University swimming club! We are incredibly proud of our friendly environment; whether you want a chance to compete against universities across the country, you’re looking for a cheap way to build fitness, or just want to be part of a fun, sociable club, we have it covered. As a requirement to join, you must be able to confidently swim 50m frontcrawl unaided.  

We have five pool-based sessions and one land training session a week split across mornings and evenings; this provides plenty of opportunities to access pool time at a much cheaper rate than local pools. Furthermore, with so many sessions it is easy to accommodate swimming around your other commitments. All sessions are coached by one of our friendly committee members, giving you access to somebody with significant swimming experience who can help you achieve your targets. 

We have a packed competition schedule throughout the year. This year we took large teams to both BUCS national meets in Sheffield. These events prove to be the highlights of the competition year, providing a great opportunity to meet and compete against teams across the country. We also have smaller competitions against more local teams that are open to all, giving everybody the opportunity to test their swimming ability. The club has gone from strength to strength in competitions this year with multiple records smashed. This year we intend to do even better! 

Whilst the competitive side of the club is important, we also value the social aspect as well.As a requirement to join, you must be able to confidently swim 50m frontcrawl unaided, as we only coach swimming not teach it.  As a committee we aim to be friendly and open. Everybody should feel part of the club whether they just want to swim once a week or attend every single session and social. Our social sec Zayna is already planning a great selection of events for the year including themed nights out, and fun day activities.  

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us via email ( or join our facebook group, Reading University Swim Club. We also have new twitter and instagram accounts where we aim to publicise club events including competitions and socials. If you are interested in joining the swimming club, please look out for us at the sports freshers’ fair in September. This provides a chance for you to meet the committee and to ask any questions you may have. We will also have information regarding taster sessions, training times and details of the first socials.

We hope to hear from you and see you very soon! 

Committee (2019-20)

  • President - Ciara Halpin 
  • Vice-President -  Natalia Dalentka
  • Captains - Emma Shilton/ Henry Blomfield  
  • Treasurer -  Sam Gay
  • Secretary - Will Howard 
  • Welfare rep - Siobhan Strong/ Ollie Luckman 
  • Social sec - Zayna Hussein

Training Times (2019-20) 







8:00pm - 9:00pm (social swimmers)

9.00pm - 10.00pm (competitive swimmers)

Leighton Park


Leighton Park

Leighton Park


Morning 7:40am-8:40am

Evening 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Leighton Park

Leighton Park


Evening 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Leighton Park


Membership costs (2019/20)

  • Student prices for the rest of the year:
  • Affilated member (if not a UoR student): £100
  • Student £60


  • Swimming - Non-Student Annual Membership£100.15
  • Swimming - Student Annual Membership£95.15
  • Swimming - Spring Term Membership£60.15


  • Swimming - Mizuno Pro Tee£22.35
  • Swimming - Mizuno Hoodie£43.95
  • Swimming - White Training Hat£3.15
  • Swimming - White Training and Red Competition Hats Set£5.15
  • Swimming - BUCS Ticket£70.15
  • Swimming - Mizuno Skinny Track Pants£21.15
  • Swimming - Long Course BUCS Ticket£80.15
  • Swimming - Hotel Refund Fee£25.15
  • Swimming - Varsity Bundle 2020£20.15



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Committee members

Social Secretary

Male Captain

Welfare Representative


Female Captain



Vice President