By Steven Jones
Swansea Trotters is the official alumni club for graduates of Swansea University’s Athletics and Cross Country Club & Triathlon Club.
Founded in January 2012, Swansea Trotters was established as a means for graduates to reconnect with former teammates, organise reunion events, and as an outlet to keep in touch and provide a support network for the current University Team’s.
For many of us the Athletics and Cross Country Club & Triathlon Club represents an integral component of our time spent at Swansea University, whether it be competing in the local Gwent and West Glam Cross Country Leagues, BUCS trips away, or the not so competitive Wednesday night AU socials, annual Edinburgh trip, and Chunder mile.
With these fond memories in mind and the desire to uphold and develop relations with fellow alumni and current students lies the inspiration behind the founding of Swansea Trotters
The idea is that once an active member of ether the Athletics and Cross Country Team or the Triathlon Team completes their undergraduate studies that they automatically gain membership to Swansea Trotters. Through this the alumni committee are able to keep graduates up-to-date with events and each other, as well as providing a outlet for the current student captains to invite alumni to their events.