When do you train?
Men's polo train for an hour and a half on Tuesday evenings and Archbishop's School. Women's polo train for an hour and a half on Monday evenings at Archbishop's School.
The Polo teams have 2 mixed training sessions on a Wednesday afternoon and Saturday evening at York Sports Village. Detailed training times can be found here.
Swimmers have 7 sessions per week available, training times vary. Detailed training times can be found here.
All swimming and mixed polo training happens at the York Sport Village swimming pool. You do not need to be a member of the Sports Village to train with us.
How much does it cost?
Full membership of the club costs £90. You will also have to pay the Black Tier AU fee which costs £20. We also offer a termly membership option, which costs a little more. You can also join as a 'Swimming for Fitness' member, which costs £60, including the AU fee.
For more information visit the Fees section of the website.
Do I need experience?
To play water polo no experience is required, however, you must be able to swim. Don't worry if you are a bit out of shape as you will soon get fit if you come to every training session.
We mainly cater for swimmers who are interested in swimming competitively but have recently added Swimming for Fitness'' to our membership options for those who do not have a background in competitive swimming.
Can I try it out?
Yes! In the first two weeks of the first term we will run introductory sessions where you don't have to be a member to get in the pool. That way you can see if you like it. We will have a strong presence at Fresher's Fair where you can come and talk to us if you have any questions.
What do you compete in?
Swimming: BUCS short course, BUCS long course, BUCS teams, Manchester "Quest for the Crest", Roses.
Women's water polo: BUCS matches against everyone in our league (1A), UPolo, Roses.
Men's water polo: BUCS matches against everyone in our league (2B), UPolo, friendlies, Roses.
Where on earth is the pool? I'd heard that Heslington East was a myth!
We've listed some information for this on the contact us page. During the first two weeks we'll have second and third year students meeting you at your college and they'll lead the way. If you sign up for our mailing list at the freshers' fair, you'll get the specific details for both York Sports Village and Archbishop’s Holgate School for Polo.
Do I have to be a first year to join?
No! We get a lot of second years and older joining our club each year. "I really wish I'd joined in first year" is said more often than not though.
I have another question
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are pretty sharp at responding.