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Meet Dominic: Chemical Engineering student and University swimmer

Dominic Holloway studies Chemical Engineering at St John's. He is also a swimmer and captain with the Cambridge University Swimming Club, where he has already notched up a couple of club record times. In this short film, he tells us about studying and swimming at Cambridge.

Dominic grew up near Woking in Surrey, and started taking swimming seriously when he was at school. By the time he applied to university, he was so committed to the sport that he was unsure about whether Cambridge was the right choice for him. Since arriving, however, he has found that the University Swimming Club provides a range of unique opportunities to compete in an intense environment - not least in Varsity contests against arch-rivals Oxford. We also hear about Dominic's course, which he finds offers the right balance of theory and practical work, as well as opportunities for students to pursue their own research.