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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 – Jade for Swimming, Emily for Water Polo – socials are usually run to allow the whole club to integrate and get to know each other.

The womens swimming team at the 2017 end of year meal.
The mens polo team at the Christmas meal 2016.
A strong UYSWC prescence at the 2017 colours ball
UYSWC enjoying the sun on tour.

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.

Mens swimming at the Christmas meal 2017.
UYSWC enjoying Revs after the colours ball.
UYSWC on a night out on tour.
UYSWC supporting the White Rose at the 2017 opening ceremony.

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.

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