Swimming & Water Polo

Hampshire swimmers can compete for the constabulary once a year at the PSUK Nationals, which are hosted by a different force each year, usually over the first weekend in April. About 200 competitors from all corners of the UK attend, including PSNI and Police Scotland. The Water Polo nationals are held during the same event and even though we don't have a team there are always opportunities to play in a scratch team or a 'south west' or 'south east' combined team. You do not have to play WP to compete in the swimming, or vice versa.

The GB Police team are selected from those attending but there is a wide range of abilities and it has a very relaxed atmosphere. The numbers from all teams are so much smaller these days that the competition is much less intimidating - perfect for trying it out for the first time, or the first time in a long time. Police staff are also more than welcome [I mention this only because it was only opened to police staff a couple of years ago].

We pay our own way, often travelling by force minibus (free of charge) and staying at a reasonably priced hotel close to the pool. Each race you enter costs £7. There is some subsidy from the Force Sports & Social Club; usually 50% of travel, entry fees, and accommodation for members of HPLS.

And for fun, there is always a black tie event on the last night. 
Contact Gemma Green by email. gemma.green@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

Winchester College Swimming
Every Monday 6-7pm
Private block booking for HPLS
Contact Brenda Boddington

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