Swimming at UG was only seen as fun and for leisure but grappled in its quest to gain competitive edge until 2008 when UG hosted the West Africa University Games (WAUG) which converge over 50 universities across Africa on the UG campus. During this period all swimming competition was held at the Lincoln Community School in Accra.
In 2010, the UG swimming pool was officially commissioned for use and this gave a new face to swimming. Forthwith swimming became part of the UG Inter-Hall Games and gradually won the heart of most students. In 2012, the UG Swim Team participated and won 11 medals (6 silver and 5 bronze medals) in the WUAG hosted by University of Ilorin in Nigeria.