The Millfield Swimming programme is designed for pupils from every year level of the school. Swimming training sessions are available for swimmers from county to international standard, with a dedicated programme for those who wish to swim recreationally.
Millfield is recognised as one of the top clubs in Great Britain. We have five full time coaches, led by Director of Swimming Euan Dale, who is supported by lead coaches Rachel Aldington (girls), assistant coach James Clarke and athletic development lead Daniel Waddingham. Millfield is equipped with the most impressive training facilities of any school in the country, with a 50m Olympic pool built to FINA/AASA standards. The pool also has full water polo facilities to European standards.
Millfield participates in a host of local, regional and national swimming competitions. We continually produce international, national and regional champions year on year. Along the way, swimmers learn lifelong skills such as effective time management, dedication and goal setting – all of which transfer to successful adult life.
The school produced 24 Olympians in its short history and has had a swimmer at every Olympic Games since 1968 including champions like Duncan Goodhew, Mark Foster and most recently the incredible James Guy.
Full-time swimmers usually operate in groups of 20. By maintaining groups of this size, the squad is able to facilitate an atmosphere of enjoyment and challenge offered through peer interaction. This, coupled with the highly individual attention offered by the coaches to each swimmer, creates a positive and productive training environment. Training sessions are offered six days per week, with individual training programmes tailored to the swimmer’s stage of development.