swimming & water polo

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

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 anually at BUCS Long Course and Short Course events.

 

Recent honours?

Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2016/17

 

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


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2018.
 

CLUB TRAINING

monday | 9:30-10:30pm | COLCHESTER LEISURE WORLD

Swimming & Water Polo training will take place at the same time in the same venue, in adjacent pools.

 

CLUB TRAINING

friday | 7:30-8:30pm | COLCHESTER LEISURE WORLD

Swimming & Water Polo training will take place at the same time in the same venue, in adjacent pools.

 

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

 

 

 

Club committee

 


...

DHRUVA PRESTON


PRESIDENT
...

jack boreham


VICE-PRESIDENT SWIMMING
...

sen duven


VICE-PRESIDENT water polo
...

lochland king


treasurer
 
...

zoe owusu


welfare officer
 
...

danielle burgess


SOCIAL SECRETARY
...

rebecca king


SWIMMING CAPTAIN
...

angus leong


SECRETARY
...

JOSHUA CAPON


ALUMNI OFFICER