swimming & water polo

hello, we are the essex blades swimming & water polo club

Learn to Swim - beginners course
11th October 7:30pm - 6th December 8:30pm
Colchester Leisure World, CO1 1YH
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Sport | Disabled Network | Non Alcoholic

Swimming competitively involves moving your arms and legs in specific techniques to move through a distance of water in the quickest time possible. In a swimming race, the person/ team that finishes swimming the specified distance first wins. The 4 strokes (techniques) competed in are Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle, or all four in that order known as Medley. This can be competed individually or as a team of 4 in a relay. It can be competed in either a pool or open water, usually depending on the distance being raced. Pools competed in can either be Long Course (50m) or Short Course (25m).

Water Polo is a ball sport played between two teams in a swimming pool, wherein the opposing sides try to score goals by throwing a ball into the opposition's goal. The team that has scored the most goals at the end of the match wins. The ball is similiar size and weight to a football and bouyant in water. A Water Polo team is made up of six field players, whose roles involves both offence and defence, and one goalkeeper. A match is played in four quarters each consisting of 8 minutes but the clock is stopped whenever the ball is not in play.
 

How many teams do we have?

Men's 1st Water Polo - BUCS South East 1A
Women's 1st Water Polo - BUCS South East 1A
Swimming Team competes annually at BUCS Long Course and Short Course events, as well as regional events.

 

Recent honours?

Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2016/17
Essex Blades Newcomer of the Year - Senanur Duven - 2017/18
Essex Blades Student Coach of the Year - Toby Rogers - 2018/19
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2018/19

 

Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Googles and swim trunks/ swim costume (Swimming Hat optional) as well as a towel for drying off afterwards

Join us*


To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times


Please note, club training times listed below are during University term-time only, STARTING THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2019.  
 

CLUB TRAINING

Monday | 9:30-10:30PM | COLCHESTER LEISURE WORLD

All club members welcome. Meet on campus or direct at Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH

 

CLUB TRAINING

FRIday | 7:30-8:30PM
COLCHESTER LEISURE WORLD

All club members welcome. Meet on campus or direct at Leisure World, Cowdray Ave, Colchester, CO1 1YH

 

 

 

Club committee

 


 

...

jack cox


PRESIDENT
...

jonathan silverman


VICE-PRESIDENT SWIMMING
...

zoe owusu


VICE-PRESIDENT water polo
...

LOCHLAN KING


treasurer
 
...

danielle burgess


welfare officer
 
...

alexander hope-smith


social secretary
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senanur duven


executive officer & women's water polo captain
...

angus leong


secretary
...

FRANCO MARTIN DAPSICH


men's water polo captain
 
...

TEIGAN STANHOPE


SWIMMING CAPTAIN