swimming jpgSwimming at St Mary’s is delivered through the PE curriculum in which each of the Fourth Form have a double lesson per week. Swimming criteria covers stroke technique, life-saving skills, and water polo. Synchronised swimming, water aerobics and kayaking are also available to be enjoyed at different times throughout the year.

One morning and three evening developmental and training sessions are available to all year groups. LIV and MIV must attend at least one evening session per week to give them the best opportunity to become stronger, safer swimmers. Senior pupils may attend as many of these sessions as they choose.

Swimming is a valuable life-skill and a versatile sport which can be enjoyed recreationally or competitively. It is also a good environment for injury rehabilitation due to its low impact nature, allowing fitness levels to be maintained throughout recovery, thus aiding a swift return to other sports.

Competitive swimming has gone from strength-to strength over the last few years with pupils taking part in the ESSA Relays at Millfield during the Autumn Term and the Downe House Relays during the Summer Term. St Mary’s swim team also compete in smaller home and away fixtures throughout the year.

See all our Swimming Teams and their fixture and results here >>>