Swimming & Waterpolo Centenary Tour

CC100 Tour Overview

The Royal Signals Swimming and Waterpolo Team will tour Malta in 2020 with a squad of 30 to commemorate the Royal Signals Units based there from the formation of the Corps in 1920 to the departure of the British Forces from the island in 1979.  The Team will compete in the Malta ASA Easter International Swimming Meet, play Waterpolo against local opposition including the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) and experience Open Water Swimming.  We will also cultivate relationships with the AFM, including visiting their CIS facilities in order to gain an understanding of how they operate.

Sport Overview

The Royal Signals Swimming and Waterpolo team is one of the Corps’ strongest teams with a long history of success.  In particular, the Men’s Waterpolo team are by far the most successful Corps Waterpolo team of the modern era having been crowned Inter-Corps Champions 14 times since 1998.  Success has been built on identifying and nurturing a large squad of up to 50 swimmers and waterpolo players. Regular participation in Training Camps and Competitions has seen many individuals develop and progress from novice to Inter-Corps Champions.

Recent Sporting Success

Our Men’s Waterpolo team is the jewel in the crown of our sport and has been built around top Army players Lt Matt Horsley, Cpl Adam Hanson and LCpl Michael Chadwick, winning the accolade of Royal Signals “Team of the Year” for 2018.  Not to be outdone, our Men’s and Ladies’ Swimming teams have also been Corps champions and Team of the Year as recently as 2015 and are represented regularly at Army level by Corps stalwarts such as Lieutenant Colonel Catherine Jardine, Captain Catherine Henderson and Lance Corporal Matt Fitch.  They have competed across the globe as far and wide as Auckland, Turin and Aldershot!