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Sending York Swimmers to Sweden - Eurogames 2015

A project by: Chris Unsworth



from 38 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 03 Aug 2015
8 years, 8 months ago


We're back from Sweden, 11 medals in tow (6 golds, 3 silvers and 2 bronzes). But we gained so much more than medals from the event. There were so many inspirational speeches and stories from the games. It really has made me want to act.

I believe that perceptions about sport and society and made at a young age. So I'd love to speak to young sports people or kids in school about diversity and inclusion. I'll be trying to start something soon, so watch this space!!!

Thanks again for all the support,


8 years, 8 months ago

Medal haul from day one

2 golds (myself 100brs and Amanda 50free), 2 silvers (Laurence 50fly and myself 200 back) and 1 bronze (mike 50fly) makes use all medal winners after only one day of the euro games. 

Got 2 more days to go of competition and the days are proving fairly long and arduous but we'll get through!

Many congratulations!! That's a great medal haul already.

8 years, 8 months ago

We're in Sweden!!!!!

After some stress we are here! Had some problems getting to be airport as our trains were delayed by 3 hours..... But all is fine!

We start swimming tomorrow. Mike and Laurence have 50 fly and 50 free, Amanda has 50 free and I have 100 breaststroke and 200 backstroke...... Someone may need to fish me out when I'm done. Will update on how we do :)

8 years, 8 months ago


We are almost there, 2 days to go! We've been training hard but its nearly the moment of truth time. We fly out on Monday and the competition starts on Wednesday, keep up to date with how we do on the UYSWC twitter page, https://twitter.com/UYSWC.

As I've said above we have 2 days left which means we still have some time to get some more donations in. Please spread the word to anyone you may think could be interested! 

Thanks again, again, again for all the support. Its been great to actively see it come in and has definitely made the training easier :)

8 years, 8 months ago


Thanks again for all your support, however we only have 5 days to go and we still are a chunk off our target.

I would massively appreciate if everyone could share our page with as many people as you know who may be interested via whichever means you can. One last push!

8 years, 8 months ago

As a group we're delighted to see how well cundraising is going. Thanks again to all our aupporters. If we beat our target all extra funds will be used by the university swimming club to further equal and diverse involvement in our sport.

Please keep on giving, sharing our page and getting others to join our network.

8 years, 8 months ago


We've managed to nearly 2/3rds of the way to our target! Thanks to everyone for their support, its so massively appreciated. A special mention goes to members of staff in the Department of Chemistry at York who have make a sizeable contribution and have shown continued support. 


We couldn't do it without your support. Laurence and I are particularly grateful as Chemistry students ourselves :)

8 years, 8 months ago


Yesterday was an amazing day for the project. Attitude magazine, a leading international gay men's publication, has written an article on our aim to go to the Eurogames and the support that has been shown because of this has been ridiculous.


The page went from 3% funded to 44% funded within 24 hours, meaning we've destroyed our minimum target needed. 

Beyond this there have been so many new supporters and helpers joined the page, along with nearly 3000 people liking the Attitude article on social media.

Thanks to everyone for your support, let's keep it up :)

UYSWC love,