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As they move through the school, boarders show increasing confidence as they are challenged to achieve the highest standards in all areas of their school life

ISI 2013

Captain's House

We believe that our boarding facilities for our swimming athletes are the only swimming specific houses of their kind in the country.

Swimming boarding is organised and run by staff who all hail from a range of complimentary backgrounds; combining pastoral expertise with elite sporting understanding; ensuring that high performance needs and welfare are understood from the outset.

Common rooms ensure a warm, social atmosphere within the houses; along with quiet study areas and computer suites available for daily use.

Athletes live in spacious rooms rather than in dormitories. All rooms are Wi-Fi connected, allowing them to double as private study areas when required.

Athletes are transported to and from the accommodation each morning and afternoon, ensuring safety, security (and protection from the elements!) in doing so.

One of our swimming houses remains open at the end of both the Spring and Summer Terms to allow for effective taper and preparation into the British Championships; National Age/Youth Championships and the international meets of that particular summer. This unique facility allows our athletes every opportunity to perform at their peak; at the highest levels of domestic and/or international competition each and every season.

Our boarding houses are a stone’s throw from the Plymouth Life Centre where Plymouth College and Plymouth Leander have a unique arrangement with the ASA to manage the world-renowned Plymouth ASA Beacon Programme. 

"What you have is unique; it is the best of the school, club, coach, parent, young person relationships. Like any innovation it takes a few people to take the risk and to have the faith. I have been very impressed and as a nation we can learn more from our own backyard than we think.

Guin Batten, Head of Performance, Youth Sport Trust

As they move through the school, boarders show increasing confidence as they are challenged to achieve the highest standards in all areas of their school life

ISI 2013
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