New water sports equipment for Team Southampton

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The Union has recently invested in new equipment for some of our water sports teams, in collaboration with the University of Southampton. We have purchased new kayaks for the Canoe Polo Club and worked alongside the University in their purchase of new starting blocks for Jubilee swimming pool.

Our Athletic Union invested in a fleet of ten new kayaks for the Canoe Polo Club. As the sport is played 5-a-side, this means the club can now train together with new kayaks suitable for indoor use.

The Jubilee Swimming Pool will soon have new swimming start blocks thanks to investment from the University of Southampton Sport and Wellbeing services. These start blocks are part of a wider project to improve Jubilee pool’s facilities to professional and competitive standards, to be able to host competitions and enhance the Union’s sporting offer on campus.

Our Vice President Sports, Steve Gore, comments: “It’s brilliant that we are working closer with the University to provide a high standard of facilities and equipment for our sports clubs.”

The swimming blocks should be fitted by the end of this month, in time to host upcoming swimming and lifesaving competitions in March.

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