Swimming is one of the biggest individual sports within BUCS. The individual programme consists of the Short Course Championships in the first term with Long Course in the second. The Short Course has recently doubled capacity by having two pools and attracts almost 3500 entries. The Swimming Team programme consists of tiers of competition (Championship, Trophy and Shield). A North and South event takes place with the top 8 or 10 teams (depending on the number of lanes available) progressing to the Team Finals.