Tag: Swimming

Lifestyle, Travel

The Age of Wild Swimming

Wild swimming has been growing as a movement over the last few years, but the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a noticeable spike in its popularity. What is it about swimming in nature that makes it so timely? The initial shock of the cold water takes my breath away, regardless of how much I’d anticipated…

Sport

UEA Swimming reach finals at BUCS long course

UEA Swimming Club improved upon last year’s performance at BUCS Nationals, attracting more attention from UEA Sport. All of the club’s relay teams made their respective finals, building upon the achievements of the team sent off to BUCS short-course last semester. Liv Neale made the final of the women’s 200m Backstroke, and Rikke Nagell-Kleven made…

Sport

UEA swim team is ready for action

I’ve been swimming competitively as part of a club for almost 12 years now. I’m the longest-running member of my club back home, and I decided to continue my involvement in the sport by joining the UEA team last year. I’m a massive fan of the sport. Like athletics, swimming is more of an individual…

Sport

UEA Swimming makes first ever BUCS Team final

  Before Easter the UEA swim team gave an excellent performance in the last round of this year’s BUCS. The competition was set up in three leagues: the Shield, Trophy and Championship Leagues, with UEA’s swimmers competing in the Trophy League. The event was run in two conferences, A and B, on Saturday morning and…

Sport

Swimming success at BUCS Nationals

7 finals, several club records and many PB’s made BUCS Nationals 2019 one of the most successful ever for UEA Swimming. The women performed excellently, making the A Final for the Freestyle Relay- Kioni Broomfield, Megan Pirrie, Rikke Nagell-Kleven and Hannah Binning – pushing them up to compete against the likes of Loughborough and other…

Travel

Coming to America

The queue for customs in Chicago takes two hours and my connecting flight has already left. I am crying. I leave my phone at the desk when checking my bags in for the next flight and don’t realise until I’m leaving the terminal. I cry more. A wonderful steward finds it for me and gives…

Sport

UEA swimming club members go for gold in Mexico

2012 was an unforgettable year for British sport. The Olympic Games in London engrossed the nation and seemed to be the number one thing on everyone’s lips during the summer. What few people seemed to anticipate however, was that this buzz the Olympics created would continue on into the Paralympics. It could be said, therefore,…

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