Sport Teams and Adventure

Here at the TSDSU Swansea we currently have 8 competitive sports teams that anyone is welcome to join. We also have sporting societies set up so there are plenty of opportunities for you.

Sports Teams

If you should have any further questions beyond the scope of this section of the website, please visit Team TSD Swansea - Sport or do not hesitate to email the SU su@smu.ac.uk

Adventure

The benefits of watersports and outdoor activities are invaluable. In conjunction with a number of local providers Swansea Metropolitan University allows students the opportunity to try some exciting activities. The benefits include:

  • Join an exciting activity
  • Gaining confidence
  • You can participate individually or as a group
  • Build self confidence
  • Meet new people
  • Make a lifelong hobby

Swansea Met. Surf Club – Surf Saturdays

Meet 10 A.M. @ Townhill Campus

Equipment hire and lessons available with Surf GSD surf school

Lifts available

Say hello to the club on Facebook!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/214858121912019/

Captain: Tom Corlett

Contact: 07856563170


Canoeing/kayaking Club

Captain: Sam Chapman

Contact: 07949782013 samchapman23@hotmail.com


Windsurfing Club

Captain: Heather Fox

Contact: 07841012986 one_ov_a_kind@hotmail.co.uk


LC Swansea- Pool

Monday-Friday: 4-9pm

Weekends: 9am-8pm

Price: £4 (with Student I.D.)

Contact: 01792 466500


LC Swansea – Board Rider

An indoor surfing and body boarding experience for those flat days or for people wanting to try something different.

Monday-Friday: 4-9pm
Weekends: 9am-8pm

Price: £3.50 per 30 minutes (6 people max per session)

Board Rider courses: £30 for 10 weeks (30 minute sessions per week)

Surf GSD Academy: Thursdays 5.30-8.30pm

Group Bookings available.

Contact: 01792 466500 


LC Swansea – Circuits H2O

Use the water resistance to achieve a full-body work out.

Sunday 8-9pm

Price: £5.20

Contact: 01792 466500

Bring suitable swim wear, a drink and a towel


National Pool – Surf Fitness Class

No Swell, No Excuse! Fun fitness session to challenge your water skills and stamina.

Thursday 8-9pm

Price: £3.50

Contact: 01792 513513

Bring suitable swim wear, a drink and a towel


National Pool-Lane Swimming

Monday-Sunday

See for opening times: http://www.walesnationalpoolswansea.co.uk/about/timetable/

Price: £2.75 (with Student I.D.)

Below are links of useful information for Hiking/Orienteering:

Here is a link for a FREE booklet on how to start participating in Hiking and Mountaineering.

Here is a link from the British Mountaineering website providing all the qualification for Hiking, Climbing and Mountaineering. This link provides all information and qualifications from beginner to professional associations.

This is a link from the Plas y Brenin website which contains all the steps of obtaining mountaineering qualifications, the course durations, course dates, prices and any other relevant information needed.

Upcoming events, group rides, and club meets

Welsh Downhill Mountain Bike Association have released their first uplifted training day of the year, Which will be on the 11th of Feb held on the national track in Rheola.

For further information on races and uplift events check out WWW.WDMBA.CO.UK for updates and check the WDMBA facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/WDMBA/155222360852?ref=ts

Swansea University Mountain Bike Club have meets starting this week every Wednesday. Usually to met at Fulton house on Swansea University campus, and riding local spots including Kilvey hill trails, Clyn woods, and Afan Valley. For more information contact the club or check for group rides on their facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/groups/2250632365/

Three Valleys MTB club hold group rides regularly and are a great resource for trail information and riding spots. They are linked strongly to the Lodge cycles shop in Briton Ferry which is local to Swansea and run by ex professional racers and world cup mechanics, why not drop by!

Check out the Three Valleys MTB rides on their facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/WDMBA/155222360852?ref=ts#!/groups/113749695389584/

And check out lodge cycles for all your cycling and mountain bike needs at; www.lodgecycles.co.uk 

Training courses and skill building opportunities

Former world cup racer Neil Donohuge now runs skills improvement and training courses catered to all levels of rider. For more information check out his site at http://www.neildonoghuecoaching.co.uk

NDC offers mountain bike skills coaching to riders of all levels.
From beginner to expert, cross country trail centre riders to downhill racers. 

Former womens XC mountain bike National Champion, Kate Betts is now taking bookings for skills courses to improve your riding abilities before the summer season. Contact her in lodge cycles on 01639 821100, or go to her page to find out more on; http://www.katebetts.net/