The club has two Social Secretaries who will be responsible for organising fun and inclusive socials all throughout the year. Although they will be representing both sides of the club – Becky for Swimming, Peter for Water Polo – socials are usually run to allow the whole club to integrate and get to know each other.
The social side at UYSWC allows people to meet outside of the pool, and also give people a break from both training and studying. Socials have always led to a closer club, as well as bringing the individual teams closer, which is invaluable for competitions. The socials range from enjoying York’s nightlife most Wednesdays, to team meals as well as many other activities. These activities have always proved to be excellent ways for freshers and new members of the club to really integrate into the club, which can often be an incredible help in those first weeks and months at university.
As well as weekly socials, there are also big events that our members attend together. The Club has both a Christmas and End of Year meal for all members of the club; whilst also attending York Sports Union’s end of year dinner and awards ceremony, The Colours Ball. The Club also go on an annual tour each Easter, which involves training in a different climate and a week of team bonding and socials. Past tour locations have included Malta, Hungary and Portugal. The upcoming tour in Easter 2018 will be to Torremolinos in southern Spain.
Announcements regarding social events will be made on our socials Facebook page.