Swimming and Water Polo Club (CUSWPC)

Swimming and Water Polo Club (CUSWPC)

Give online
to support Swimming and Water Polo Club (CUSWPC)

  • Cambridge University Swimming and Water Polo Club
    CUSWPC represents the University in swimming and water polo

Image courtesy of CUWSPC

Founded in 1855 Cambridge University Swimming and Water Polo Club (CUSWPC) is one of the oldest swimming clubs in the country.

CUSWPC competes against Oxford annually in the pool at the Swimming and the Water Polo Varsity matches and bi-annually in the English Channel Relay Swim.

Visit the CUSWPC website for more information.

The Captains’ Campaign

CUSWPC is looking for help to address the challenges it faces around student participation and accessibility. The increasing costs of membership for students acts as a barrier to access. Currently, subscription fees start at £500 for swimmers and £300 for water polo players, increasing with the cost of training camps totalling £450 for water polo players and £650 for swimmers in 2019/20. Due to the lack of a University swimming pool, the Club incurs pool hire and transportation costs for home fixtures and meets in addition to the costs for coaching and buying kit

Additionally, both our men's and women's water polo teams are the only squads competing at their level of play in BUCS unable to afford professional coaching, placing the burden instead on our more experienced student-athletes.

The Club is looking for support to help assist with student membership fees as well as work towards our ambition for a University swimming pool.

Donate online

Make a gift now

Make a gift now to support Cambridge University Swimming and Water Polo Club (CUSWPC) by credit or debit card, or set up a direct debit:

Give online

Or, find out about other ways to give.


Donate via the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

To donate via CAF please visit the CAF website and search for 'University of Cambridge — Gift Registry'.

You will be asked if you would like to add any special instructions for this gift, please use this field to clearly specify the intended purpose e.g. 'CUSWPC Captain's Campaign'. This will help us to process your payment more efficiently.

If you have any questions, please email our Gift Services team.

Get in touch

To find out more about how to support the Swimming and Water Polo club, please contact Derek Wilson:

Derek Wilson

Senior Associate Director — Sports, Clubs and Societies


+44 (0)1223 330015 or mobile: +44 (0)7710 376604


All gifts made through the philanthropy.cam.ac.uk website are treated as being made to the University of Cambridge with an expression of wishes that the funds be allocated to the registered University club or society which you have indicated as the desired recipient of your generous gift. Whilst the University retains the discretion to allocate the funds for a broader purpose, it fully intends to apply the funds in accordance with your wishes wherever possible. An expression of wishes shall not give rise to a trust or other legally-binding obligation. The University maintains a catalogue of Registered Clubs and Societies (including Sports Clubs). The University of Cambridge is an exempt charity subject to regulation by the Office for Students (OfS) under the Charities Act 2011, and therefore does not have a Charity registration number. The University's HMRC reference number is X6296.

This opportunity is part of

2017 winning women's Cancer Research UK Boat Race crew
With a growing focus on student mental health nationally and within the collegiate University, sport and physical activity can play a key role in ensuring the wellbeing of our student community.