GU Swimming & Water Polo Club

Glasgow University
Swimming & Water Polo Club
Founded 1898

The Glasgow University Swimming & Water Polo Club (GUSWPC) caters for all standards, from beginners at swimming and water polo to experienced competitive swimmers.

If you're not so keen on swimming competitively, we pride ourselves on being a social/recreational club too. We cater for recreational swimmers and our training sessions allow all members to reach their goals!

Water polo provides the perfect opportunity for those comfortable in the water to try something new. It is a fun way to test your stamina and combine different disciplines of swimming, communication, strength and teamwork. Most players who join are novices to the sport, but after giving it a go, get hooked on the fast pace and tactics involved during matches.


Both swimming and water polo teams compete on a regular basis throughout both terms, battling it out at home and away matches. If you do not want to compete, we always welcome supporters to all our home matches and after at a social event.

We also take part in other major competitions such as British Universities Championships, British University Swimming league and the Scottish University Swimming and Water Polo Championships! Our trophy cabinet is never empty and we can boast winning both the Men's and Women's Water Polo leagues in 2021-22.


Last updated: August 2022

How to Join

Joining a GU Sports Club is a simple, three-step process:

  1. Join UofG Sport with one of these three memberships only:
    • Student Sport 12-month Full-Access (£170)
    • Student Sport Semester Full-Access (£99)
    • Student Sport Accommodation 12-month Full-Access (£120)*
  2. Contact the Club about what membership type you should select (if you're unsure) or if you have any questions
  3. Use the Club Management Portal to join the Club online

You'll need your UofG Sport Member ID to join a Club. Here's where to find your Member ID.

* Discounted Accommodation membership is only available to students living in UofG Accommodation, and is not available for online purchase – please join at Front Desk at the Stevenson Building.