Swansea’s coach hopeful they can match last year’s fantastic third place

SWIMMING captain Chris Titterington is hopeful that Swansea can “at least match” last year’s third place finish success at the BUCS Short Course Swimming Championships.
Terrific swims from Swansea’s swimming team, including BUCS record holder Emma Smithurst, propelled Swansea into a very respectable bronze position overall in 2011.

Titterington is positive going into this year’s competition.

“We are looking to at least match our 3rd places finishes from last year and look to challenge Bath for 2nd position.

“We’ve got quite a few new swimmers and this year we will have one of the biggest teams we’ve ever taken to BUCS.”

The event sees the top swimmers from universities all over the UK competing for the title of BUCS Champion.

Swansea finished with a total of 189 points last year, with eventual winners Loughborough finishing with an impressive 360 points.

The individual medallists from the 2011 event were Smithurst (who won gold in the 200m and 400m), Ross Douglas (bronze in 400m freestyle), and Adam Mallett (bronze in 200m butterfly).

The BUCS short course takes place on November 2-4.

Later in November, Swansea alumni Liz Johnson and engineering student Matthew Whorwood will compete at the Nationwide Open Short Course Swimming Championships.

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