The Swimming club at Northumbria are a friendly and welcoming club. Based out of Sport Central’s 25m pool, the club have access to coached sessions throughout the week including use of the sauna and steam room. The sessions vary between mornings and afternoons giving you the flexibility to meet the demands of your course studies.

Those keen to compete on behalf of the university have access to enter any of the following BUCS events that take place throughout the year: BUCS Long course, Short course and Team events.

On top of all the fun you will have in the pool, you will enjoy a variety of social events organised by the club making it the perfect opportunity to play the sport you love while having a great time and making new friends.

Swimming offers the following membership options: 

"Just TRY"   

"TRAIN"   This membership offers regular coached sessions. 

Available Swimming Memberships:

"Just TRY" - £30 for 10 weeks 

Tuesdays: 20:00 - 21:00 

This programme is aimed at novices or complete beginners of the sport. Just Try sessions can be purchased in blocks of 10 weeks for £30. 


"TRAIN" 23/24 Membership - £175 

Mondays: 07:00 - 08:30  / 08:30 - 10:00 

Tuesdays: 17:00 - 18:00  / 18:00 - 19:00 

Thursdays: 17:00 - 18:00  / 18:00 - 19:00 

Fridays: 07:00 - 08:30  / 08:30 - 10:00 

This membership offers regular coached sessions for students interested in gaining Swimming skills with some self-funded competitive opportunities. Swimmers wishing to join the Competitive Squad shoudl email head coach Will Murden.

Please note the Swimming Club is currently at capacity for 2023/24. (There are still spaces in our Water Polo Club, however)

Training dates:

Semester 1 w/c: 02.10.2023 - 11.12.2023

Semester 2 w/c: 08.01.2024 - 18.03.2024

Semester 3 w/c:15.04.2024 - 29.04.2024

Key Contacts

Head Coach: Will Murden

Club President: Emma Donoghue


The Swimming club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Mollie Smith.