Our Club


Winning's the Aim - Swimming's the Game: Catering for competitive and recreational swimmers alike.

Southampton University Swimming Club is a multidimensional club offering a high performance programme for our competitive members and a 'just for fitness' approach for our recreational swimmers. We aim to help our competitive members improve their swimming technique and enable them to compete at the highest possible level to maximise their potential. For our recreational swimmers we aim to build confidence through our supportive coached sessions and leave members feeling happier with their swimming ability.


We compete at many competitions throughout the year including all BUCS (British University & College Sport) competitions where we achieve great results and have regular individuals and teams swim in finals. Our local competitions include, varsity, Oxford, and an exciting new league with NUDL (National University Development League)

As one of the largest university societies we are well known for our social events and nights out. Every Wednesday members of both squads come together for a memorable social (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), many of which involve fancy dress and activities. Our socials are a great opportunity for members to mingle and get to know each other out of the water. All our members are welcome and we're sure that they'll have a good time! 

In addition to our weekly socials members have the opportunity to go to one off events throughout the year including; Christmas dinner, Boat Ball, competition socials, and AU Ball organised by SUSU. All members also have the opportunity to go on Tour. Tour is a 5-day long holiday every year over the Easter break where swimmers get to soak up the sun and enjoy some away time with the club. Previous destinations of Tour include Majorca, Benalmadena, and Tenerife.

Meet our Committee 

Evie Garner
Vice President
Ryan Lamprell
Phoebe Willoughby-Hannington
Jake Turner & Lucy Goodman
Male & Female Social Secretary
Niall Taylor & Becky Howman
Men's & Women's Captain
Laura Kingshott
Tour Secretary
Iwan Tomos
Fixtures Secretary
Catherine Coutts
Kit Secretary

Meet our Coaches 

Matt Heathcock
Head Coach

Matt is a fantastic ASA Level 3 coach who has been working with Southampton University Swimming Club for several years now. He has been a Head Coach for 13 years now and holds this position at Swim Bournemouth, where he works with swimmers ranging from club level to international. He brings a vast amount of coaching experience to our club, with the ability to push our top swimmers but also improve the fitness of our recreational swimmers by guiding the other coaches and helping with their training plans.

Jess Bubb
Student Coach

Jess has worked with us for the last year as a student coach and has been a fantastic addition to the club. Jess is an ASA Level 1 coach who is currently undertaking her Level 2 qualification. She brings out the best in our swimmers with her great attitude towards training and provides a lot of motivation during sessions. Jess is a friendly face both on and off poolside who is as much part of the club as she is a coach. Having been a qualified swimming teacher for the last 4 years s she has a vast amount of experience within teaching and coaching.


Club Records 

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