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Swimming and Water Polo Club

The Swimming and Water Polo Club holds multiple sessions throughout the week as well as socials, charity events and more

The University of Portsmouth Swimming and Water Polo Club is one of the biggest sports clubs at the University, offering both social and competitive sides. As well as multiple swimming sessions throughout the week, we host socials, charity events and other activities.

If you want to be a part of one of the biggest clubs at the University of Portsmouth to make sure you have the best experience, come and join the swim team.

Club membership - 2023/24

You can join our club for the second half of the 2023/24 academic year for;

  • Compete: £72.50
    • Joining Compete is subject to a successful time trial
  • Development: £47.50
  • Play: £32.50

This membership will be available from Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Training sessions at Ravelin Sports Centre 

Compete (also includes Water Polo session below)

  • Monday 6.30am - 8.30am
  • Monday 7.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Tuesday 7.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 2.30pm - 4.30pm
  • Friday 6.30am - 8.30am
  • Sunday 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Development (also includes Water Polo session below)

  • Monday 7.30pm - 9.30pm
  • Tuesday 7.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 2.30pm - 4.30pm


  • Water Polo: Friday 8.30pm - 9.45pm


Weekend competitions will take place throughout the course of the year at various locations. 

Memberships to join our clubs for the 23/24 year are now open. Please note: for some clubs you need to attend trials before purchasing a membership. Contact the club for more information.

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Play Memberships

Lots of our clubs offer Play Memberships, a more casual way to play without committing to a year membership. Most Play Memberships are £65 for the academic year (with some exceptions).

The sports included are:

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LGBTQ+ sports club guidance

We welcome all students to take part in non-competitive sports and we recognise the health and wellbeing benefits of being active. Competitive sports are bound by specific policies governed by the sport's National Governing Body which may be less inclusive. Please find below inclusion guidance for our club.

Mixed-gender Club Trans-gender Club Non-binary Club Gender-queer Club
Yes Partially Partially Partially
Swim England has policies in place for each discipline of swimming competitions including indoor swimming, masters swimming and water polo under the Transgender and Non-binary Competition Policy. Any non-gender conforming individual or male can compete in the open category but only assigned-gender females can compete in the Female category. Individuals are encouraged to contact the club and to discuss this.

Play: Yes - anyone can take part in our Play sessions if you hold the relevant membership.

Train: Fully Inclusive

Compete: Inclusivity dependant - only assigned-gender females can compete in the Female category.

Check out the full guidance on World Aquatics