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Swimming is one of the biggest individual sports within BUCS. The individual programme consists of the Short Course Championships in the first term and the Long Course Championships in the second term. These two Championships include events for para-swimmers. There is also a Team Championships which consists of three divisions with qualifying rounds leading to finals, all taking place across one weekend.

On the international level, Swimming is part of the BUCS international programme and is competed at the World University Summer Games.

The international University Sports Federation (FISU) organise the World University Games (the Universiade) every two years.  The Universiade is widely recognised as the second largest multisport Games in the world after the Olympics and progressively has risen to World Class in scale and standard, with over 10,000 participants from 150+ countries.

For more details on the competing at this event please click on the World University Summer Games link on the sub menu.

The Sport Advisory Group for Swimming provide the technical sport specific advice to ensure BUCS can run and develop the programme effectively. Click here to view the membership of the group.

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