Varsity Swimming Report

6th May 2015


UoN 142-72 NTU

Swimming post-match interview:

After already accomplishing overall victory in the Nottingham Varsity series 8-11 yesterday, an air of complacency could have entered the minds of Uni of swimmers preceding today’s races against Trent in the pool today knowing we had already won. This could not have been further from the case however as the Uni swimming team took a professional and focussed approach to complete a resounding and comprehensive 142-72 triumph at the campus swimming pool widening the gap to 8-12 in the series. The team also maintained an undefeated varsity record against Trent who lost a meagre 3 races out of the 22 against our fierce rivals today.

The atmosphere was rocking with vuvuzelas and flags present among spectators on the side roaring on the swimmers in the penultimate event of the Varsity series. The day began with domination for the University A team in the Men’s 4 x 50 metre medley with the B’s coming in second position and Trent A team in third. It was a similar scenario for the majority of races after that with Uni of taking victories in all races bar the Women’s 100 metre butterfly, 100 metre breaststroke and 100 metre freestyle. Some of the races were neck and neck between our neighbours, but Uni of were ruthless by and large winning most contests and the gala overall by an extensive margin.

Speaking to captain Alex Kirtley after the event, winner of the men’s 100 metre breaststroke, he voiced his praise for the entire Uni of team for the effort put into preparation, on the day and throughout the season. Domination of the University of Nottingham swimming team in the Varsity series has become a formality in recent years, long may our successes in the pool continue for the future, in the BUCS league and versus our rivals.

Joe Tanner