Swimming & Waterpolo

The University of Galway Swimming, Waterpolo, and Lifesaving Club caters to all levels of swimmers, from those learning to swim to those competing in national and international competitions. Training takes place every day during the week.

Where beginners become swimmers and champions thrive!

University of Galway Swimming, Water Polo & Lifesaving Club caters to Swimmers of all skill levels. From the individual who has never set foot in a pool before to the international medal holder. The club is set up in three branches. Swimming, Water Polo & Lifesaving. All train in the Kingfisher complex on the University grounds. Swimming: Train towards the Swimming Intervarsity competition. Water Polo: Train towards the Water Polo Intervarsity Lifesaving: Train for SLS (surf life saving).


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History


Achievements

2012:Swimming: Won Men's Intervarsities, Waterpolo: Won Men's Intervarsities Lifesaving: Won Intervasities...2012 was a good year for us!

2013: UCD hosted the intervarsity competitions this year.

2014: Water-Polo: 2nd in the Men's Intervarsities, Life-Saving: Won Intervarsities

2015: NUIG hosted the intervarsity competition this year 

2017: Achieved 82% podium finishes in NUIG Invitational Gala.

2018: Competed at University of Limerick's Invitational Gala. Women's relay team won both the Medley and Freestyle

2019: NUIG Girls Finished 3rd, NUIG 1st in Lifesaving

2020: NUIG Girls Finished 2nd place, with a 2 point difference between 1st and 2nd. NUIG Swimming best result to date. 

2022: In Intervarsities 2022,  NUIG Girls Finished in 1st place and NUIG Boys Finished in 3rd place. NUIG overall finished 2nd.

2023: In Intervarsities 2023, University of Galway placed second in the overall, men’s and women’s competition. Three of our swimmers represented the Irish university team in Wales. And many of our swimmers competed at national level. 

2024: In Intervarsities 2024, University of Galway placed 4th in the overall competition. Overall Men's 3rd Place and Overall Women's 4th place.

We hope to continue to be involved in college and swim Ireland competitions this year.


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Meetings

All training takes place in the college swimming pool (Kingfisher) 

Provisional Session Times 


Monday

7:00-8:30am Racing Squad 
8.00-9.30pmRacing Squad

9.30-10.30pm Fitness Squad 

Tuesday

7.00-8.30am Racing Squad

Wednesday

7.00-8.30am Racing Squad

Thursday

7.00-8.30am Racing Squad 
9.30-10.30pm Fitness Squad 

Friday

7.00-8.30am Racing Squad 

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Contact Us

Contact us on our Instagram @uniofgalwayswimclub or our email swimming@clubs.nuigalway.ie

We also have a TikTok @uofgswimteam if you'd like to keep updated

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Swimming & Waterpolo
The University of Galway Swimming, Waterpolo, and Lifesaving Club caters to all levels of swimmers, from those learning to swim to those competing in national and international competitions. Training takes place every day during the week.

Committee Members
Club Welfare Officer:Stuart Anthony Vaughan
Lifesaving Captain:Diarmuid Murray
Public Relations Officer (PRO):Éidhne Kennedy
Club Secretary:Leah Smith
Club Treasurer:Robin Pfeiffer
Ordinary Committee Member (OCM):Rebekah McManus
Ordinary Committee Member (OCM):Jake van de Beek
Clubs Gear Officer:Naoise O'Donnell
Waterpolo Captain:Aisling Walsh
Captain:Ailbhe Mulhall
Captain:Thomas Noel
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