The 2014 PSUK Swimming and Water Polo Championships were hosted by Leicestershire over the weekend of the 5th & 6th April at the iconic Loughborough University, which hosted the 2012 pre-Olympic training camp for the GB Athletes. The weekend was a huge success with over 200 competitors competing, maintaining the high standards displayed annually at this event and continuing the tradition of police sportsmanship.
A small team of 8 PSUK swimmers competed at the 2013 GB Masters Short Course Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
Team numbers were down for several reasons; mainly due to the team's recent trip to the European Police Championships in Ukraine only the month before. Despite this the team produced some excellent results.
14th European Police Swimming Championships 10-14th September 2013
The 14th USPE Swimming Championships were held in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine from 10th-14th September 2013. 14 swimmers from the PSUK team were selected to attend this prestigious event which only occurs every 4 years. It is the pinnacle of the police swimming calendar.
The 2nd PSUK Open Water Championships were held in conjunction with the Swim North West Open Water Festival at Salford Quays. This was a great opportunity for police swimmers to swim alongside the public and the event had a great community feel to it. Numbers were up by 50% from the inaugural championships last year to a pleasing 60. Swimmers had the option of competing in distances of 3000, 1500 or 500m.