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Swimming

 

An inclusive activity inspired by an elite squad

The College swimmers and squad are fortunate to benefit from a brand new, state-of-the-art six-lane pool. The pool boasts touch-pad timing and a big screen for competitions and training, as well as seating for 100 spectators.

Swimming is available to all year groups throughout the school year. It is enjoyed as an activity in Years 9 and 10, or as a games option for pupils in Year 11 or the sixth form. The swim squad train in the mornings and evenings during the week.

The swim team are hugely successful in not only engendering a love of swimming in pupils, a true life-skill, but also in the success that they achieve at a very high level. For elite swimmers, a tailor-made programme is developed with links to training and competitions through the long-established and very successful Eastbourne Swim Club.

Swimming galas take place throughout the year, alongside regular inter-school fixtures. October sees the national qualification rounds for the English Secondary Schools Association (ESSA) relay competition. The Weald and Downland Trophy (a seven-way inter-school event hosted at Tonbridge) takes place in February. March sees the annual Bath Cup relays at the London Olympic Aquatics Centre involving over 80 schools. The Sussex Cup, a four-school event, is run in April.

 

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Recent Successes

Eastbourne College Boys’ Swimming Team

2018 Gold medal for senior boys, Weald and Downland Trophy

2017 Gold medal for senior boys, Weald and Downland Trophy. Senior boys relay team qualified for the national finals, improving their final standing by five places to 25th. Bath Cup finalists (sixth in freestyle, eighth in medley)

2016 Bath Cup finalists

2015 Bath Cup finalists

2014 Senior boys silver medal (freestyle) and eighth fastest time nationally

Eastbourne College Girls’ Swimming Relay Team

2017 Bath Cup finalists

2016 Bath Cup finalists

2015 Bath Cup finalists

2014 Senior girls Bath Cup Gold Medal and Bronze Medal

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