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Swimming at Manchester Metropolitan University

Find out about swimming at Manchester Metropolitan University with the Swim England Performance Centre.

Swimming at Manchester Metropolitan University

Here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond

Why Manchester Met?

Manchester Met is a great, modern university, fuelled by an ambition to discover, disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with passion and potential.

Through our commitment to excellence in education, research and collaboration, we strive to be a catalyst for positive change. Change in our city, in our world and in every one of the lives we touch.

With over 38,000 students and 4,500 colleagues in Manchester, it’s why we’re proud to be one of the most popular universities in the UK.

Our campus is a hive of activity. An environment for staff and students to thrive. To teach and learn, explore and discover, create and invent. A place to push the boundaries of what’s possible, achieve personal bests and work with global partners to help shape the world.

Sporting ambitions

We have big ambitions for our future in sport and are excited to welcome athletes who will help us rise to that challenge. Our performance programme aims to develop top-class, student-centred clubs and individuals and we support over 70 teams across more than 50 sports at our impressive facilities.

Student life

If you wanted to create the perfect setting for your university experience, what would you include? A diverse city, home to a melting pot of cultures? A buzzing music scene? A capital of the sports world? Thriving local economy? Fashion-forward shops? Foodie heaven? Vibrant nightlife?

Manchester’s got it all, and plenty more besides. That’s what makes it a perfect setting for students – because coming here doesn’t begin and end with studying. You’ll learn a lot but you’ll also do a lot.

Come to our open days to learn more about us, or find out more at: mmu.ac.uk

Support for Performance Swimmers at Manchester Metropolitan University

Dual-career support to train, study, succeed.

You want to be at the top of your game. We’re here to support that. Our swimming programme is tailored to individual student athlete needs.

In addition to our sport scholarship package, worth up to £7,000 per year, swimmers may also receive the following support:

  • up to 28 hours of pool training time per week, with over 50% long course
  • multi-disciplinary coordinated support in S&C, physiotherapy and soft tissue massage
  • access to development workshops including: nutrition, performance analysis and lifestyle support
  • multiple offshore training camps and international race meets throughout the year
  • less than five minutes’ walk from our training venue – Manchester Aquatics Centre
  • an integrated pathway as part of the first Swim England Performance Centre
  • working partnerships with City of Manchester Aquatics Swim Team and British Para Swimming.

Apply for a scholarship

Scholarship applications open in February and are assessed on an individual basis by the University’s sport scholarship committee.

More information on scholarships can be found at mmu.ac.uk/sportscholarships

Even if your application to be a scholar is unsuccessful in the first instance, we provide ongoing support for swimmers at Manchester Met to help you train and develop as an athlete.

Manchester Metropolitan University Contact

For any enquiries, please email: sport@mmu.ac.uk or visit:

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