Welcome to DMU Swimming and Triathlon Club
The DMU Swim and Tri team is an exciting and sociable, Trophy League winning club that is about getting to meet new people whilst enjoying a passion of Swimming and/or Triathlons. As the name suggests we are split into two sports, the first is the swim team and the other is the triathlon team however, we encourage all teams and members to mix and have a go at everything ! – we hold training sessions for both throughout the week all year round. All ages and abilities are welcome.
Winners of the DSU Sports Award - 'Committee Of The Year' 2017
Winners of the DSU Colours award -'The Most Improved Sports Society' 2016
Nominees of the DSU Colours award - 'Sports Society Of The Year' 2015
Competition wise there are many opportunites to enter Swimming galas in the first two terms – the most important of these are The BUCS Short course, BUCS Long course and BUCS team competitions. Our biggest and most fun gala of the year however, is Varsity which is held in the last two weeks of the second term. This is a competetive gala against The University of Leicseter and last year ended in a very close victory to UoL!! This year we hope to retake the girls varsity title whilst also bagging the boys and team titles !
We also partake in a number of Triathlons, which vary in distance. We try and make sure our competitors are well trained before hand and we often do very well! Some of our competitors last year had only just taken up Triathlons and still managed to come first in their respective group! Which goes to show you dont have to have done the sport beforehand to train and do well in competition.
There are also many other events which we take part in such as various fuindraising events, charity matches and much much more !!
Above from left to right: Our volunteer male team at the 'Scrappies' charity rugby tornament 2016, volunteer charity 'NetFest' netball team 2017, Charity 24hr bike ride 2017
We hold six swimming sessions, two running sessions, one circuits and one spinning session each week. These vary in intensity and you will be informed as to which sessions to attend that best suit your ability. We accept all abilities into our swim sessions the only requirement is that you can swim two lenghts (50 metres) unaided.
Monday 06:30 - 08:00 @ QE2 - A & B Team Training
Monday 19:30 - 20:30 @ Bede Park - Running Session
Monday 20:30 - 21:30 @ QE2 - C, D & Social Swimming Session
Tuesday 20:30 - 21:00 @ QE2 - A & B Team Training
Wednesday 06:30 - 08:00 @ QE2 - A & B Team Training
Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30 @ QE2 Studio - Spinning and Circuits
Wednesday 15:30 - 17:00 @ QE2 - Open Club Session A,B,C & D
Friday 06:30 - 08:00 @ QE2 - A & B Team Training
Friday 08:00 - 09:00 @ QE2 C & D Team Training
Friday 20:30 - 21:30 @ QE2 - Open Club Training
(training times are subject to change)
We hold socials every Wednesday without fail – this will be your chance to get to know the people on the team and find your place at De Montfort. Our meeting bar is The Laundry Bar across from QE2
These social events often have fun themes and include team bonding games which are great chance to get to know everyone and to have fun as team mates !
Aside from weekly social events we also hold events such as annual christmas meals, end of year meals and attend university awards nights such as the Colours award night and the DSU Sports Awards night, where we took home the Committee of the Year! Also, we hold weekly meals and activities for team bonding exercises and do a monthly charity event the whole team participates in.
Above from left to right: Some of our members attending the DSU Colours Awards night 2016 and the winning 'Committee of the year' 2017
Annual Team Tour
Every year we go on our own Swim and Tri tour during the Easter holidays, over the last two years we have been to countries such as Tenerife and Croatia. These trips are a great way of bonding with the team, having a great time and getting a good tan before the summer term begins!
Tenerife - 2015
Malta - 2016
Portugal - 2017
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