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University of Surrey student Ewan Taylor says he is proud to have given swimmers the opportunity for more competition with the formation of the British University Swimming League (BUSL) over the past year.

Ewan is a co-founder of the BUSL which rebranded a national competition in June 2021 after transitioning from the Northern University Development League, which was originally established by students at University of Sheffield.

The new BUSL creates the opportunity for extra competition alongside BUCS action, with the league playing host to swimmers who might not get the chance to compete in BUCS as well as those who simply want further competitive experience.

An impressive total of 52 teams signed up to the BUSL in its inaugural year which means more than 1,300 swimmers have competed across the league’s 13 conferences since October 2021.

Surrey were placed in Conference 11 where they came out on top against Oxford, Oxford Brookes and Brunel while breaking 12 BUSL records in the process.

League co-founder Ewan’s responsibilities have varied from recruiting for the league and establishing the committee to running the social media channels and meeting with the different teams.

“I am really proud to have been able to give university swimmers across the country more opportunities to compete in a different style”, he said.

Surrey will now battle for the first ever BUSL title at the National Final in Birmingham on Saturday 19th March.