Elite Sport

About Elite Sport

Swansea University has a proud reputation for delivering at the very highest level. We have many former students who have gone on to play professional sport or represent their country in the Olympics or Paralympics.

We have a strong and unique relationship with Premiership team Swansea City Football Club. The Swans share our Fairwood playing pitches and our student have the opportunity to rub shoulders with Champions. Fairwood is the Swans main training facility but is still used by our students for training and competitive matches

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Swansea students also feed into the British Swimming Intensive Training Centre at the University’s Wales National Pool, a five minute walk from campus. Squads are integrated into the swimming structure and have the opportunity to develop through Welsh squads into the British ITC.

Swansea University has a proud and distinguished history in Rugby where we have won numerous British University Championships and dominated the Welsh Varsity fixture. The University has strong relationships with both the Ospreys and the Scarlets and feature in their developmental pathways.

Our Athletics team work in close conjunction with Premier League Swansea Harriers club to ensure our student athletes have the best infrastructure and coaching to allow them to develop.