Selwyn College Boat Club
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|Selwyn College Boat Club|
|Location||Cambridge, United Kingdom|
|Home water||River Cam|
Selwyn have never taken a headship (men's or women's) of either of the two bumps races. The Selwyn lower boats have had varying degrees of success over the years - the 3rd Men's VIII earned blades in both 2006 bumps, and more recently the 1st Women's VIII earned blades in the 2009 Lent Bumps.
In the early days of the Lent and May Bumps, Selwyn spent a lot of time in the 2nd division, but rose sharply from the mid-1920s, reaching 3rd in the May Bumps throughout the early 1930s and 2nd in the Lent Bumps in 1933. By 1958, Selwyn's 1st VIII had found its way back into the 2nd division. Selwyn once again gained 2nd place in the Lent Bumps in 1974 and 4th in the May Bumps in 1979, but has since fallen. The men's 1st VIII currently (as of July 2016[update]) lies 7th in the 2nd Division of Lent Bumps, and 10th in the 1st Division in the May Bumps.
A women's crew first appeared in 1977. The women's 1st VIII reached 3rd in the Lent Bumps by 1981 and the 1st women's IV reached 6th in the May Bumps in 1979. Since then, the most successful season was May Bumps 2016, when their men's 1st VIII achieved super-blades and went up 6 plces.
- A Personal History of the Selwyn College Boat Club, Andrew Patrick McEldowney