BUCS Short Course Hallam Swimming Success

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This weekend Sheffield played host to over 80 Universities for the BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Sheffield Hallam proudly entered 47 student swimmers in to the 3 day event and made 49 final races, eventually picking up 7 medals in the following events:

  • 200m Women's Breast stroke (Bronze)
  • 100m Women's Breast stroke (Silver)
  • 400m Women's IM (Bronze)
  • 200m Women's IM (Bronze)
  • 100m Women's Freestyle (Silver)
  • 400m Women's Medley (Bronze)
  • Class S6 Disability (Silver)

Both Sheffield Hallam Men's and Women's Team also achieved Top 10 finishes with the women finishing 4th overall and men finishing a respectable 6th place.

This is amazing and a great achievement for the students after such a difficult 18 months. To have 47 students compete and represent the University,  speaks volumes for the strength and depth of the club and the talent we have at Hallam as well as the benefit of Sheffield playing host to both Short and Long course National swimming events. It's always nice to pick up a few podium finishes. 

Student Swimmer and Medal Winner Kate Clifton said "BUCS short course was the first chance post lockdown to be back racing against the whole country. It was a great opportunity to show the work we put in behind the scenes over the last 18 months. Coming away with 2 medals makes all the hard work worth it".

Student Swimmer George Barber "it is an honour to represent Sheffield Hallam and I am grateful for all the support we receive".

Performance Sport Coordinator Jordan Butler " BUCS Short Course was a fantastic weekend of swimming in Sheffield at Ponds forge. It was great to see so many of our students representing Sheffield Hallam at the highest level within university Sport after 18 months of COVID. The atmosphere was amazing through the weekend and to see our student athletes picking up medals is a testament to their individual hard work and also the clubs hard work in partnership with City of Sheffield Swim Squad."

City of Sheffield Swim Sqaud, Head Coach Mike Taylor "Hallam swimming took some really positive steps forward at BUCs Sc this year in terms of application, growth and race craft. I am very proud that the university have decided to support this program at an elite level. This is only the start

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