Varsity 2013: Swimming post match report

17th March 2013

Another year and another victory in the pool sees University of Nottingham (UoN) continue their amazing winning streak at Swimming Varsity. This competition historically has always been a one sided affair; not much changed on Wednesday as UoN beat Trent 138-80, winning all but one event at the sports center.

The only Trent victory came in the 100m women’s Breaststroke, with an impressive time of 1.16m.

The highlight of the competition was the Medley Skins event. In only its 3rd year, the event has become a massive hit with the spectators. The choice of stroke for each of the 8 rounds were picked random and with the last placed finisher in each round eliminated the event is a test of endurance and versatility. Alice Morgan (UoN) and Ian MacMillan (UoN) were the winners of the men and women’s event.

The standout competitors of the day were Ian MacMillan (UoN) in the 100m Butterfly, Chloe Robbins (UoN) in the Individual Medley/ Freestyle and Amy Root (Trent) in the Breaststroke.

Sam Jackson, President of the UoN Swim Team, spoke of his delight in the performance of the team, especially with their busy schedule competing in the BUCS finals.

Victory in the pool leaves the current scores of the Charity Varsity series as 4-2 to UoN.