Swimming plays an important role at The Blue Coat School, with children having the opportunity to enjoy swimming lessons in our superb on-site four lane 25 metre facility.

ESSA National UII Freestyle Champions 2018

The Blue Coat School has a rich history of swimming achievements competing at both regional and national level including success at the English Schools Swimming Association Championships (ESSA) and Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Finals. Locally we enjoy success against other schools.

The Blue Coat School has developed a competitive programme to incorporate a squad structure which allows pupils to continue their swimming development. We have a Year 3 and 4 Performance Squad, Year 5 and 6 Performance Squad and then a Year 3-6 Development Group, all of which have weekly early morning squad training practices and galas across the year.

Our curriculum swimming lessons are fun, engaging and offer our children an opportunity to learn to swim at The Blue Coat School in familiar surroundings. We find that most of our children can swim 25 metres unaided by the time they leave Pre-Prep. Reception to Year 4 have weekly swimming lessons, whilst Year 5 and 6 have half of the term swimming and the other half for PE.

As they move into Prep, The Blue Coat School offers inter-house swimming galas which are always hotly contested! We encourage pupil participation in clubs outside of school and celebrate the children’s swimming achievements.