08 February 2018
On Saturday 27th January, Bournemouth University swimming team held their inaugural Sprint gala where we welcomed teams from Portsmouth, Winchester and Reading University. The competition was aimed at both performance and social teams, allowing those attending the British University’s LC competition in February to gain some race preparation, and allowed those that don’t quite make it to BUCS to have a chance to compete against other universities in a more relaxed environment closer to home. With over 60 swimmers in total from across all universities it was an impressive turn out.
The competition consisted of some serious racing alongside relays and finally mixing up the teams to form one huge finale event. The competition worked out to be more successful then the organisers at BU anticipated, with all the university teams cheering on each other it created a fantastic atmosphere. We hope this is the first of many competitions against other universities.
A huge thank you to Canford Sports centre for providing us with the facility and a big thank you to Relays Dorset for providing us with volunteers to ensure the running and success of the competition was achieved.