About Our Club

The Swimming Club at Heriot-Watt has been running for a number of years and has a reasonable sign up rate every year. In the past 3-4 years, the swim team has grown from strength to strength with the highest ever sign up numbers and member retainment last year. We have also have a number of elite swimmers joining our team, with four of our swimmers being selected to represent Scotland at the Celtic Games in Cardiff this year, after their great success at our annual participation at Aberdeen Aquatics and SSS Championships. Our club were also winners of both the SU Development Trophy and the Peter Wilson Trophy for Club of the Year in 2017 at the annual Sports Union Ball! We hope to continue our string of success and make it into the first league when competing against other universities throughout the year at league matches.

Our Club Charter

We aim to provide the following service to all our members:

  1. To provide an opportunity for any member to swim on a weekly basis.
  2. To provide a range of competitive opportunities to allow members to compete for the University.
  3. To provide an opportunity for members to gain a worthwhile social experience through the sport.

What does a typical season involve?

We compete five times during the year against other Scottish universities. Home and away meets are made up of 12 events for males and 12 events for females. We also send some of our swimmers to participate at competitions at SSS Championships and BUCS. To involve all levels of our swimmers, we encourage beginners to participate at fun competitions to get a taste for competitive team swimming and a chance to meet people from other universities.

Do I need to be able to swim?

Yes, you need to be able to swim at least 25 metres but the club will be delivering a beginners session to help you improve. If you wish to come along to this session then you should email us at swimming@hw.ac.uk to register your interest.