Plymouth College and Plymouth Leander Swimming Scholarship Scheme

In conjunction with the ASA Plymouth beacon programme for Aspiring National and International Age and Youth Swimmers

Secondary School Education and Swimming Scholarships with the UK's Leading Swimming Academy - The Olympic School

Discover Your Future…

As Great Britain's leading swimming programme, ambitious athletes aged 11-18 years wishing to develop their swimming with Plymouth Leander and the ASA Plymouth Beacon Programme are able to do so whilst benefiting from a first class senior school education with Plymouth College - the Olympic School. The combined programme offers many unique benefits which allow young athletes to flourish both in the pool and in the classroom without one compromising the other.

The Plymouth College/Plymouth Leander partnership commenced in September 2001 and since this time, the scholarship scheme has welcomed many day and boarding students who have developed into British National champions and record holders and ensured regular international selections for Great Britain and home nations swim teams, as well as facilitating international success for athletes from many overseas nations. The podium has become our second home.

"It is this very system in Plymouth that has allowed me to achieve my dreams and be the swimmer that I am today. The coaches, the understanding, the world class facilities and the link between the club and the school - this ensures that I can focus on what matters - being the best I can be whilst it's my time. I'm so glad that I took a leap of faith and moved here. Isn't your time now too?"
Ruta Meilutyte, Olympic Champion 2012, World Champion & World Record Holder 2013

Background…

Plymouth College is a co-educational school based in the maritime city of Plymouthwith the magnificent moorland, countryside and coastal landscapes of Devon and Cornwall close to hand. The school has been at the forefront of education in the South West of England since 1877 and, whilst quietly conscious of its past and traditions, it remains forward-looking and dynamic. The College prides itself on successfully combining both academic and swimming excellence. Conveniently placed in a quiet though central part of Plymouth, the school is ½ a mile from the railway station, 1 mile from the central bus station and 3½ miles from the (soon to open) airport. The College is easily accessible from the M5 → A38 standard express route into Plymouth.

Great Britain National Club Champions 2013 - and since 2008…

Our Coaches…

"As a former prep school coach I can identify with all of the great things that a school environment can bring to a swimming team. I can see the careful care and attention that you and your staff bring to the children and I know what a great difference you have made to their lives. In my mind you have perhaps the best set up in the UK for developing such swimmers and I know of your desire to take your athletes through to the final step."
Chris Martin, former Great Britain Development Coach

In The Water…

 And On Land…

Sports Science, Sports Medicine & Support Services…

 National Arena League Champions of England & Wales 2013 - and five times in the last six years…

 Programme Focus & Direction…

"The Plymouth College & Plymouth Leander swimming programme is a great facility for up and coming talented youngsters. It was a programme like this which helped me achieve my dreams and it's so important that other children have this opportunity too."
Mark Foster, Eight Time World Record Holder

Boarding at the College…

"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

The Learning Environment & Pastoral Care…

 British Swimming Development Club Status since 2008…

 Our Athletes…

"My six years as part of thePlymouthprogramme gave me the best possible foundation to go on and win my Olympic medal. I can fully recommend it for ambitious young swimmers"
Cassandra Patten, Bronze Medallist, BeijingOlympic Games 2008

 Our Team…

 Swimming Scholarships at the College...

Highly sought after and competitive swimming scholarships can be offered by the Headmaster in consultation with the Director of Swimming. To discuss this opportunity further and discover your future, contact Jon Rudd (Director of Swimming):

Swim Office:   0044 1752 505121
Mobile:           0044 7792 052703
e-mail:            swimming@plymouthcollege.com
Skype:            jon-rudd

www.plymouthcollege.com and www.plymouthleander.co.uk

Performance Swim Office, Plymouth College, Ford Park, Plymouth PL4 6RN, England