Additional Sport - Swimming
Swimming at Reed’s is offered to pupils in every year group as part of their Physical Education lessons or, for older pupils, as one of their games afternoon options.
We want to ensure that every pupil is a competent swimmer and can enjoy regular participation in this sport. We have an excellent five lane, 25 metre indoor pool with diving blocks, available for use by squad members for training every day.
Reed’s is fast becoming recognised as one of the top swimming schools in the country with teams from U12 to U18 level. Squads compete in regular galas throughout the year with a fixture list against many other schools as well as county and national competitions. Along with regular success in the Surrey Relay and Individual Competitions, we we were also GB Independent Schools' Champions in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay, beating favourites, Royal Belfast Academic Institute, in the finals of the Bath Cup in 2016. We also achieved silver in the 4 x 50m medley relay in the same competition.
Elite swimmers can benefit from strength and conditioning training as part of our High Performance Programme along with expert coaching and training. The swimming squad is coached by recently-appointed professional coach, Steve Luff, who is a Level 3 Swim Coach as well as a former national swimmer & county captain. He has had an instant impact on the team who won three medals in the first major event since his appointment, the Surrey School’s Individuals.