About

We are a Swim England-affiliated water polo club at the University of Southampton. Find us on Instagram, Twitter, our Facebook Page, and our 22/23 Facebook Group.

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What is water polo?

Water polo is a fast-paced water sport in which rolling subs and six field players support one goalie. The aim of the game is to score more goals than the other team, which is done by swimming, treading water, and passing the ball one-handed between players.

Achievements

  • Athletic Union Club of the Year 2022
  • Women 2nd in league 2022
  • Men 3rd in league 2022
  • Alex Wilmshurst (President) Sports Personality of the Year 2022
  • Rhia Perks (Vice President) Special Recognition Award 2022
  • One of the only university water polo clubs with Swim England affiliation

Training

We offer between 2-4 sessions per week depending on ability, including the opportunity to train with Southampton City Water Polo Club.

Monday

8-10pm – Women’s 1st Team trains with Southampton City Water Polo Club.

Tuesday

8-9:15pm – Men’s 1st team trains with Southampton City Water Polo Club.

WEDNESDAY

7-8pm – Women (all abilities)

8-9pm – Men (all abilities)

Jubilee Sports Centre

Thursday

8-9pm – Swim lane (all abilities) at Jubilee Sports Centre

8:30-10:05pm – Men’s 1st team trains with Southampton City Water Polo Club.

SUNDAY

8-9pm Men’s (all abilities)

9-10pm Women’s (all abilities)

Jubilee Sports Centre

Competitions

Both teams currently compete in BUCS in the South Eastern 1 league and the National Cup.

We offer friendly competitions aimed at members who have not yet made 1st team.

Costs

Annual membership currently costs £85 (or £80 early-bird prices). This covers the cost of transport, training, equipment, coaching fees and match fees. It allows members to train, compete, and attend all socials or events.

Half-year membership is offered at £45 and covers either September-December or January-June. Annual placement membership costs £45, for members who intend to train but will miss at least half of the training sessions. Both memberships allow members to train, compete, and attend all socials or events.

Social membership costs £10, which allows you to attend social events and covers the costs of food and drinks provided at some events. Social members cannot train or compete.

Club kit is optional – currently, men’s speedos cost £24 and women’s costumes cost £38. T-Shirts, Jumpers 1/4 Zip Jumpers, Ties and Caps are also available from the club.

History

Our first reference of SUWPC is a fixture against Taunton School in 1936, with a draw of 4-4. We recently received a photograph of the club in 1933. The club began to thrive in the mid 1970’s.

If you have any information on the history of SUWPC, we would love to hear from you at suwpc@soton.ac.uk.

 

Fancy giving water polo a try? Email suwpc@soton.ac.uk, fill in our contact form, or message @suwpc on social media.