Top Swimming Squad
The swimming squad has a tremendous record, competing regularly against club swimmers throughout the country. We are recognised as one of the top clubs in Britain and have had considerable success in the Arena League and securing places on the England talent identification programme. Several of our pupils swim internationally and have competed at recent Olympic Games.
Competing at all levels
Millfield Prep regularly turns out winners of National Age group titles, Regional and County level and has consistently won Top Club at both Somerset and Regional level.
The swimming programme starts as young as Pre-school and continues through to Year 8. The swimmers compete at all levels of competition from development meets all the way through to the British National Age Groups. The squad is a formidable force at the IAPS in both the girls’ and boys’ tournament.
The ethos at Millfield Prep is very much geared towards key foundations with emphasis on skills and techniques to establish a strong technical background which provides the corner stone to a successful senior swimming career. This method prolongs children’s involvement in the sport and enables children more opportunity to realise their swimming potential. The swimming program prides itself on giving the young swimmers a foundation of great skills and techniques with a good aerobic base ready for their long swimming journey.
Outstanding facilities and coaching staff
The advantage of swimming at Millfield has to be the wonderful facilities coupled with the amount of water time available, allowing the children to finish at a reasonable time.
The Director of Millfield Prep Swimming is Helen Gouldby (nee Bewley) who is a past Olympian who competed at the 1988 Olympics in the 200m Butterfly and has successfully coached at Millfield since 1992. Links with the Senior School are strong and Helen has two superb assistant coaches.