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

ESSA National UII Freestyle Champions 2018

We offer a competitive swimming programme for our aspiring young swimmers. 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. The Performance and Development groups attend early morning training before school, whilst our Advanced group have access to pool time after school each week.

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.

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.